Political party strength in Kansas

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Kansas:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:   Democratic (D),   Populist (Farm. All./P),   Republican (R), and   a tie or coalition within a group of elected officials.

Year Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Insurance Comm. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1861 Charles L. Robinson (R)[1] Joseph Pomeroy Root (R) John Winter Robinson (R)[2] Benjamin Franklin Simpson (R) Hartwin Rush Dutton (R) post created 1871 22R, 3D 64R, 11D James H. Lane (R)[3] Samuel C. Pomeroy (R) Martin F. Conway (R)
Charles Chadwick (R)
1862 Sanders R. Shepard (R)[4]
1863 Thomas Carney (R) Thomas Andrew Osborn (R) Warren Wirt Henry Lawrence (R) Warren William Guthrie (R) William Spriggs (R) 20R, 2D, 2I, 1ID 57R, 8D, 7U, 1I, 1 Abol. 1? Abel Carter Wilder (R)
1864 30R, 3D, 42? Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson (NU) Green tickY
1865 Samuel J. Crawford (R)[5] James McGrew (R) Rinaldo Allen Barker (R) Jerome D. Brumbaugh (R) 19R, 2I, 2 War. Dem., 1D, 1 Nat. 62R, 7D, 4 Abol., 1I, 1IR, 1 War. Dem., 2? Sidney Clarke (R)
1866 61R, 10D, 1I, 1IR, 1 Admin. Dem., 1 Whig, 3?
1867 Nehemiah Green (R) George H. Hoyt (R) Martin Anderson (R) 20R, 5D 69R, 13D Edmund G. Ross (R)
1868 62R, 26D Ulysses S. Grant and Schuyler Colfax (R) Green tickY
Nehemiah Green (R)[6] vacant
1869 James M. Harvey (R) Charles Vernon Eskridge (R) Thomas Moonlight (R) Addison Danford (R) George Graham (R) 24R, 1D 84R, 6D
1870 R Majority
1871 Peter Percival Elder (R) William Hillary Smallwood (R) Archibald L. Williams (R) Josiah E Hayes (R) William C. Webb (R) 25R 82R, 16D Alexander Caldwell (R) David Perley Lowe (R)
1872 R Majority Ulysses S. Grant and Henry Wilson (R) Green tickY
1873 Thomas A. Osborn (R) Elias Sleeper Stover (R) Edward Russell (R) 27R, 5 Farm., 1D 51R, 34 Farm., 18I, 2D Robert Crozier (R) John James Ingalls (R) 3R
1874 Samuel Lappin (R) Harrison Clarkson (R) 57R, 18 Ref., 10I, 9 Farm., 4 Lib., 3D, 2IR, 1 Lib. Ind., 2?, 1 vac. James M. Harvey (R)
1875 Melville J. Salter (R)[7] Thomas Horne Cavanaugh (R) Asa Maxson Fitz Randolph (R) John Francis (R) Orrin T. Welch (R) 21R, 9 Ref., 3D 75R, 20 Ref., 10D, 2? 2R, 1D
1876 77R, 9D, 9I, 4IR, 3 Ref., 1 Ref. Rep., 1? Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler (R) Green tickY
1877 George T. Anthony (R) Willard Davis (R) 35R, 5D 107R, 18D Preston B. Plumb (R)[3] 3R
Lyman U. Humphrey (R)[8]
1878
1879 John P. St. John (R) James Smith (R) 108R, 17D
1880 James A. Garfield and Chester A. Arthur (R) Green tickY
1881 David Wesley Finney (R) William Agnew Johnston (R) 37R, 2D, 1 Fus. 112R, 9D, 4 Fus.
1882
1883 George W. Glick (D) Samuel T. Howe (R) Richard B. Morris (D) 86R, 26D, 13G 7R
1884 George Price Smith (D) James G. Blaine and John A. Logan (R) Red XN
1885 John A. Martin (R) Alexander Pancoast Riddle (R) Edwin Bird Allen (R) Simeon Briggs Bradford (R) 37R, 3D 107R, 11D, 7I
1886
1887 James William Hamilton (R) Daniel W. Wilder (R) 97R, 24D, 3I, 1 Lab.
1888 Benjamin Harrison and Levi P. Morton (R) Green tickY
1889 Lyman U. Humphrey (R) Andrew Jackson Felt (R) William Higgins (R) Lyman Beecher Kellogg (R) 39R, 1D 121R, 2D, 2 Union Labor
1890 William Sims (R)
1891 John Nutt Ives (D) Solomon G. Stover (R) W. H. McBride (R) 92 Farm. All., 26R, 7D William A. Peffer (P) 5P, 2R
1892 Bishop W. Perkins (R) James B. Weaver and James G. Field (P) Red XN
1893 Lorenzo D. Lewelling (P) Percy Daniels (P) Russell Scott Osborn (P) John Thomas Little (P) William H. Biddle (P) S. H. Snider (R) 23P, 15R, 2D 64R, 58P, 2D, 1I John Martin (D) 5P, 2R, 1D
1894
1895 Edmund N. Morrill (R) James Armstrong Troutman (R) William Corydon Edwards (R) Fernando Brenton Dawes (R) Otis L. Atherton (R) George T. Anthony (R) 91R, 33P, 1D Lucien Baker (R) 7R, 1P
1896 Alexander P. Riddle (R) William Jennings Bryan and Arthur Sewall (D) Red XN
1897 John W. Leedy (P) Alexander Miller Harvey (P) William Eben Bush (P) Louis C. Boyle (P) David Heflebower (P) Webb McNall (P) 27P, 11R, 2D 67P, 47R, 8D, 3SR William A. Harris (P) 6P, 2R
1898
1899 William E. Stanley (R) Harry E. Richter (R) George Alfred Clark (R) Aretas Allen Godard (R) Frank Grimes (R) Willard V. Church (R) 92R, 33P 7R, 1P
1900 William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt (R) Green tickY
1901 31R, 7P, 2D 81R, 30P, 12D, 2SR Joseph R. Burton (R) 7R, 1D
1902
1903 Willis J. Bailey (R) David John Hanna (R) Joel Randall Burrow (R) Chiles Crittendon Coleman (R) Thomas Kelly (R) Charles H. Luling (R) 95R, 30D Chester I. Long (R) 8R
1904 Theodore Roosevelt and Charles W. Fairbanks (R) Green tickY
1905 Edward W. Hoch (R) 37R, 3D 110R, 15D
1906 Alfred W. Benson (R)
1907 William James Fitzgerald (R) Charles Eugene Denton (R) Fred Schuyler Jackson (R) Mark Tulley (R) Charles W. Barnes (R) 94R, 31D Charles Curtis (R)
1908 William Howard Taft and James S. Sherman (R) Green tickY
1909 Walter R. Stubbs (R) 34R, 6D 84R, 40D, 1I Joseph L. Bristow (R)
1910
1911 Richard Joseph Hopkins (R) Charles Harrison Sessions (R) John Shaw Dawson (R) Isaac S. Lewis (R) 71R, 53D, 1I
1912 Woodrow Wilson and Thomas R. Marshall (D) Green tickY
1913 George H. Hodges (D) Sheffield Ingalls (R) Earl Akers (R) 21D, 18R, 1 Soc. 72D, 51R, 2 Soc. William H. Thompson (D) 5D, 3R
1914
1915 Arthur Capper (R) William Yoast Morgan (R) John Thomas Botkin (R) Sardius Mason Brewster (R) Carey J. Wilson (R) 66R, 49D, 9 Prog., 1 Soc. Charles Curtis (R) 6D, 2R
1916
1917 Walter Payne (R) 31R, 9D 86R, 37D, 2 Soc. 5D, 3R
1918
1919 Henry Justin Allen (R) Charles Solomon Huffman (R) Lewis Julian Pettijohn (R) Richard Joseph Hopkins (R) Frank L. Travis (R) 110R, 15D Arthur Capper (R) 7R, 1D
1920 Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge (R) Green tickY
1921 E.T. Thompson (R) 38R, 2D 113R, 12D 8R
1922 David Owen McCray (R)
1923 Jonathan M. Davis (D) Ben Sanford Paulen (R) Frank Joseph Ryan (R) Charles Benjamin Griffith (R) William R. Baker (R) 95R, 30D 7R, 1D
1924 Calvin Coolidge and Charles G. Dawes (R) Green tickY
1925 Benjamin S. Paulen (R) De Lanson Alson Newton Chase (R) Carl White (R) 32R, 8D 92R, 33D 6R, 2D
1926
1927 William A. Smith (R) William R. Baker (R) 7R, 1D
1928 Herbert Hoover and Charles Curtis (R) Green tickY
1929 Clyde M. Reed (R) Jacob W. Graybill (R) Edgbert Albert Cornell (R) Tom Boyd (R) Charles F. Hobbs (R) 37R, 3D 101R, 24D Henry Justin Allen (R)
1930 Roland Boynton (R)
1931 Harry H. Woodring (D) Jacob W. Graybill (R) 77R, 48D George McGill (D)
1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt and John Nance Garner (D) Green tickY
1933 Alfred M. Landon (R) Charles W. Thompson (R) Frank Joseph Ryan (R) Wm. Jardine (R) 23R, 17D 65R, 60D 4R, 3D
1934 J. J. Rhodes (R)
1935 Clarence Victor Beck (R) 75R, 50D
1936
1937 Walter A. Huxman (D) William M. Lindsay (D) 25R, 15D 74R, 51D 5R, 2D
1938 Jibo Hewitt (D)
1939 Payne Ratner (R) Carl E. Friend (R) Jay S. Parker (R) Walter Wilson (R) 108R, 17D Clyde M. Reed[3] (R) 6R, 1D
1940 Wendell Willkie and Charles L. McNary (R) Red XN
1941 35R, 5D 98R, 27D
1942
1943 Andrew F. Schoeppel (R) Jess C. Denious (R) Alexander Baldwin Mitchell (R) 113R, 12D 6R
1944 Thomas E. Dewey and John W. Bricker (R) Red XN
1945 Elmer T. Beck (R) 39R, 1D 120R, 5D
1946
1947 Frank Carlson (R)[9] Frank L. Hagaman (R) Edward F. Arn (R) Richard Fadely (R) Frank Sullivan (R) 108R, 17D
1948 Thomas E. Dewey and Earl Warren (R) Red XN
1949 Larry Ryan (D) Harold Ralph Fatzer (R) 34R, 6D 95R, 30D Andrew F. Schoeppel (R) [3]
1950 Harry Darby (R)
Frank L. Hagaman (R)[6] vacant Paul R. Shanahan (R)
1951 Edward F. Arn (R) Fred Hall (R) 105R, 43D Frank Carlson (R)
1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon (R) Green tickY
1953 35R, 5D 5R, 1D
1954
1955 Fred Hall (R)|[10] John McCuish (R) 89R, 36D 6R
1956 John Anderson, Jr. (R)
1957 John McCuish (R)[6] vacant 32R, 8D 82R, 43D 5R, 1D
George Docking (D) Joseph W. Henkle, Sr. (D)
1958
1959 George Hart (D) 69R, 56D 3D, 3R
1960 Richard Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (R) Red XN
1961 John Anderson, Jr. (R) Harold H. Chase (R) William M. Ferguson (R) Walter Peery (R) 82R, 43D 5R, 1D
1962 James B. Pearson (R)
1963 89R, 36D 5R
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D) Green tickY
1965 William H. Avery (R) John Crutcher (R) Robert C. Londerholm (R) 27R, 13D 80R, 45D
1966 Elwill M. Shanahan (R)
1967 Robert Docking (D) 77R, 48D
1968 Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R) Green tickY
1969 James H. DeCoursey, Jr. (D) Kent Frizzell (R) 32R, 8D 87R, 38D Bob Dole (R)
1970
1971 Reynolds Shultz (R) Vern Miller (D) William Fletcher (R) 84R, 41D 4R, 1D
1972
1973 Dave Owen (R) Tom Van Sickle (R) 27R, 13D 80R, 45D
1974
1975 Robert Frederick Bennett (R) Shelby Smith (R) Curt T. Schneider (D) Joan Finney (D) 72R, 53D
1976 Gerald Ford and Bob Dole (R) Red XN
1977 21R, 19D 65D, 60R 3R, 2D
1978 Jack Brier (R)
1979 John W. Carlin (D) Paul V. Dugan (D) Robert Stephan (R) 69R, 56D Nancy Kassebaum (R) 4R, 1D
1980 Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush (R) Green tickY
1981 23R, 17D 72R, 53D
1982
1983 Thomas R. Docking (D) 3R, 2D
1984
1985 24R, 16D 76R, 49D
1986
1987 Mike Hayden (R) Jack D. Walker (R) Bill Graves (R) 74R, 51D
1988 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Green tickY
1989 22R, 18D 67R, 58D
1990
1991 Joan Finney (D) James Francisco (D) Sally Thompson (D) Ronald L. Todd (R) 63D, 62R
1992 George H. W. Bush and Dan Quayle (R) Red XN
1993 26R, 14D 66R, 59D 2D, 2R
1994
1995 Bill Graves (R) Sheila Frahm (R)[11] Ron Thornburgh (R)[12] Carla Stovall (R) Kathleen Sebelius (D) 80R, 45D 4R
1996 Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R) Red XN
Gary Sherrer (R)[13] Sheila Frahm (R)[11]
Sam Brownback (R)[14]
1997 27R, 13D 77R, 48D Pat Roberts (R)
1998
1999 Tim Shallenburger (R) 3R, 1D
2000 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R) Green tickY
2001 30R, 10D 79R, 46D
2002
2003 Kathleen Sebelius (D)[15] John E. Moore (D) Phill Kline (R) Lynn Jenkins (R)[16] Sandy Praeger (R) 80R, 45D
2004
2005 83R, 42D
2006
2007 Mark Parkinson (D) Paul J. Morrison (D)[17] 78R, 47D 2R, 2D
2008 John McCain and Sarah Palin (R) Red XN
Stephen Six (D)[18]
2009 Dennis McKinney (D) [18] 31R, 9D 77R, 48D 3R, 1D
Mark Parkinson (D)[6] Troy Findley (D)[18] 76R, 49D [19]
2010 Chris Biggs (D)[18]
2011 Sam Brownback (R) Jeff Colyer (R) Kris Kobach (R) Derek Schmidt (R) Ron Estes (R) 32R, 8D 92R, 33D Jerry Moran (R) 4R
2012 Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (R) Red XN
2013
2014 93R, 32D[20]
2015 Ken Selzer (R) 98R, 27D
2016 Donald Trump and Mike Pence (R) Green tickY
2017 31R, 9D 85R, 40D
Year Governor Lieutenant Governor Secretary of State Attorney General Treasurer Insurance Comm. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices State Legislature United States Congress

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Impeached but acquitted of charges and was not removed from office.
  2. ^ Elected in December 1859 in anticipation of statehood and sworn in after Kansas was admitted to the Union in February 1861. As a result of a bond scandal, was impeached on February 26, 1862, along with Governor Charles L. Robinson and state Auditor George S. Hillyer. Robinson was convicted by the state Senate on June 12, 1862 and removed from office, becoming the first state executive branch official to be impeached and removed from office in U.S. history.
  3. ^ a b c d Died in office.
  4. ^ Succeeded to office on July 28, 1862.
  5. ^ Resigned to take command of the 19th Kansas Infantry.
  6. ^ a b c d As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  7. ^ Resigned July 10, 1877.
  8. ^ Elected November 6, 1877, to fill vacancy.
  9. ^ Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  10. ^ Resigned with 11 days left in his term. The first act of his successor was to appoint him to the Kansas Supreme Court.
  11. ^ a b Resigned as Lieutenant Governor on June 11, 1996 and was appointed by Governor Bill Graves to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate.
  12. ^ Resigned.
  13. ^ The state's first appointed lieutenant governor, he was appointed on July 18, 1996 to fill a vacancy and was elected in his own right in November 1998.
  14. ^ Defeated Sheila Frahm in the primary, and took the seat early on November 7, 1996 after the special general election.
  15. ^ Resigned to take office as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
  16. ^ Elected in November 2008 to U.S. House representing Kansas's 2nd congressional district.
  17. ^ Resigned.
  18. ^ a b c d Appointed by Governor to fill vacancy.
  19. ^ On January 12, 2009, incumbent Republican Dale Swenson switched parties to Democratic.
  20. ^ On May 30, 2014, incumbent Democrat Jan Pauls switched parties to Republican.

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