Peggy Mast

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Peggy Mast
Peggy Mast.jpg
Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 76th district
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1948-08-20) August 20, 1948 (age 69)
Norton, Kansas
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) John Mast
Residence Emporia, Kansas

Peggy Mast (born August 20, 1948) is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 76th district.[1] She has served since 1997 and is currently the Speaker of the House Pro Tempore.

Mast was previously a school bus driver, and worked for Emporia Zoo, Arnold Staffing Services, and Design Rite Contracting. While she is currently retired, she continues to serve the state of Kansas as a state legislator. She has stated that "[being a legislator] gives me the opportunity to meet and learn the needs of individuals and then try to make a positive difference in their lives."[2]

She has been a member of a number of organizations, including American Business Women's Association, Prairie Hens Unit, Kansas Cattlewoman's Association, Republican Women's Organization, and Alliance to Recognize and End Abuse.[3]

Issue positions[edit]

Mast's website lists her legislative priorities. She is an advocate of low taxes and is firmly pro-life. Mast has also fought to protect the institution of marriage, and to keep schools fully funded.[4]

Committee membership[edit]

Representative Mast currently serves on the following legislative committees:[5]

  • Calendar and Printing
  • Interstate Cooperation (Vice-chair)
  • Joint Committee on Kansas Security
  • Legislative Budget
  • Legislative Coordinating Council
  • Legislative Post Audit Committee
  • Social Services Budget (Vice-chair)


  • H 2027 Granting cities' power to relinquish authority over natural gas and water utilities. 02/11/2009
  • H 2136 Drivers' licenses, written examination, alcohol and drug test for certain drivers. 01/29/2009
  • H 2205 Repeal of K.S.A. 76-731a, which grants residency for tuition purposes to certain unlawful immigrants. 02/03/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009[6]

Major donors[edit]

The top 5 donors to Mast's 2008 campaign were all professional organizations:[7]

  • 1. Novartis Pharmaceuticals – $1,000
  • 2. Koch Industries – $1,000
  • 3. Kansas Bankers Assoc. – $1,000
  • 4. Kansas Dental Assoc. – $850
  • 5. Kansas Surgical Hospital Assoc. – $750


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