Political party strength in Kansas
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- Lieutenant Governor
- Secretary of State
- Attorney General
- State Treasurer
- Insurance Commissioner
The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:
- State Senate
- State House of Representatives
- State delegation to the U.S. Senate
- State delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives
For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.
|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)||Joseph Pomeroy Root (R)||John Winter Robinson (R)||Benjamin Franklin Simpson (R)||Hartwin Rush Dutton (R)||post created 1871||22R, 3D||64R, 11D||James H. Lane (R)||Samuel C. Pomeroy (R)|
|Charles Chadwick (R)|
|1862||Sanders R. Shepard (R)|
|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?|
|1864||30R, 3D, 42?|
|1865||Samuel J. Crawford (R)||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?|
|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)|
|Nehemiah Green (R)||vacant|
|1869||James M. Harvey (R)||Charles Vernon Eskridge (R)||Thomas Moonlight (R)||Addison Danford (R)||George Graham (R)||24R, 1D||84R, 6D|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)||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?|
|1876||77R, 9D, 9I, 4IR, 3 Ref., 1 Ref. Rep., 1?|
|1877||George T. Anthony (R)||Willard Davis (R)||35R, 5D||107R, 18D||Preston B. Plumb (R)|
|Lyman U. Humphrey (R)|
|1879||John P. St. John (R)||James Smith (R)||108R, 17D|
|1881||David Wesley Finney (R)||William Agnew Johnston (R)||37R, 2D, 1 Fus.||112R, 9D, 4 Fus.|
|1883||George W. Glick (D)||Samuel T. Howe (R)||Richard B. Morris (D)||86R, 26D, 13G|
|1884||George Price Smith (D)|
|1885||John A. Martin (R)||Alexander Pancoast Riddle (R)||Edwin Bird Allen (R)||Simeon Briggs Bradford (R)||37R, 3D||107R, 11D, 7I|
|1887||James William Hamilton (R)||Daniel W. Wilder (R)||97R, 24D, 3I, 1 Lab.|
|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)|
|1892||Bishop W. Perkins (R)|
|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)|
|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)|
|1896||Alexander P. Riddle (R)|
|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)|
|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|
|1901||31R, 7P, 2D||81R, 30P, 12D, 2SR||Joseph R. Burton (R)|
|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)|
|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)|
|1909||Walter R. Stubbs (R)||34R, 6D||84R, 40D, 1I||Joseph L. Bristow (R)|
|1911||Richard Joseph Hopkins (R)||Charles Harrison Sessions (R)||John Shaw Dawson (R)||Isaac S. Lewis (R)||71R, 53D, 1I|
|1913||George H. Hodges (D)||Sheffield Ingalls (R)||Earl Akers (R)||21D, 18R, 1 Soc.||72D, 51R, 2 Soc.||William H. Thompson (D)|
|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)|
|1917||Walter Payne (R)||31R, 9D||86R, 37D, 2 Soc.|
|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)|
|1921||E.T. Thompson (R)||38R, 2D||113R, 12D|
|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|
|1925||Benjamin S. Paulen (R)||De Lanson Alson Newton Chase (R)||Carl White (R)||32R, 8D||92R, 33D|
|1927||William A. Smith (R)||William R. Baker (R)|
|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)|
|1933||Alfred M. Landon (R)||Charles W. Thompson (R)||Frank Joseph Ryan (R)||Wm. Jardine (R)||23R, 17D||65R, 60D|
|1934||J. J. Rhodes (R)|
|1935||Clarence Victor Beck (R)||75R, 50D|
|1937||Walter A. Huxman (D)||William M. Lindsay (D)||25R, 15D||74R, 51D|
|1938||Jibo Hewitt (D)|
|1939||Payne Ratner (R)||Carl E. Friend (R)||Jay S. Parker (R)||Walter Wilson (R)||108R, 17D||Clyde M. Reed (R)|
|1941||35R, 5D||98R, 27D|
|1943||Andrew F. Schoeppel (R)||Jess C. Denious (R)||Alexander Baldwin Mitchell (R)||113R, 12D|
|1945||Elmer T. Beck (R)||39R, 1D||120R, 5D|
|1947||Frank Carlson (R)||Frank L. Hagaman (R)||Edward F. Arn (R)||Richard Fadely (R)||Frank Sullivan (R)||108R, 17D|
|1949||Larry Ryan (D)||Harold Ralph Fatzer (R)||34R, 6D||95R, 30D||Andrew F. Schoeppel (R) |
|1950||Harry Darby (R)|
|Frank L. Hagaman (R)||vacant||Paul R. Shanahan (R)|
|1951||Edward F. Arn (R)||Fred Hall (R)||105R, 43D||Frank Carlson (R)|
|1953||35R, 5D||5R, 1D|
|1955||Fred Hall (R)|||John McCuish (R)||89R, 36D||6R|
|1956||John Anderson, Jr. (R)|
|1957||John McCuish (R)||vacant||32R, 8D||82R, 43D||5R, 1D|
|George Docking (D)||Joseph W. Henkle, Sr. (D)|
|1959||George Hart (D)||69R, 56D||3D, 3R|
|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)|
|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|
|1969||James H. DeCoursey, Jr. (D)||Kent Frizzell (R)||32R, 8D||87R, 38D||Bob Dole (R)|
|1971||Reynolds Shultz (R)||Vern Miller (D)||William Fletcher (R)||84R, 41D||4R, 1D|
|1973||Dave Owen (R)||Tom Van Sickle (R)||27R, 13D||80R, 45D|
|1975||Robert Frederick Bennett (R)||Shelby Smith (R)||Curt T. Schneider (D)||Joan Finney (D)||72R, 53D|
|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|
|1981||23R, 17D||72R, 53D|
|1983||Thomas R. Docking (D)||3R, 2D|
|1985||24R, 16D||76R, 49D|
|1987||Mike Hayden (R)||Jack D. Walker (R)||Bill Graves (R)||74R, 51D|
|1989||22R, 18D||67R, 58D|
|1991||Joan Finney (D)||James Francisco (D)||Sally Thompson (D)||Ronald L. Todd (R)||63D, 62R|
|1993||26R, 14D||66R, 59D||2D, 2R|
|1995||Bill Graves (R)||Sheila Frahm (R)||Ron Thornburgh (R)||Carla Stovall (R)||Kathleen Sebelius (D)||80R, 45D||4R|
|1996||Bob Dole and Jack Kemp (R)|
|Gary Sherrer (R)||Sheila Frahm (R)|
|Sam Brownback (R)|
|1997||27R, 13D||77R, 48D||Pat Roberts (R)|
|1999||Tim Shallenburger (R)||3R, 1D|
|2000||George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)|
|2001||30R, 10D||79R, 46D|
|2003||Kathleen Sebelius (D)||John E. Moore (D)||Phill Kline (R)||Lynn Jenkins (R)||Sandy Praeger (R)||80R, 45D|
|2007||Mark Parkinson (D)||Paul J. Morrison (D)||78R, 47D||2R, 2D|
|2008||John McCain and Sarah Palin (R)|
|Stephen Six (D)|
|2009||Dennis McKinney (D) ||31R, 9D||77R, 48D||3R, 1D|
|Mark Parkinson (D)||Troy Findley (D)||76R, 49D |
|2010||Chris Biggs (D)|
|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)|
|2015||Ken Selzer (R)||98R, 27D|
|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|
- Impeached but acquitted of charges and was not removed from office.
- 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.
- Died in office.
- Succeeded to office on July 28, 1862.
- Resigned to take command of the 19th Kansas Infantry.
- As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
- Resigned July 10, 1877.
- Elected November 6, 1877, to fill vacancy.
- Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
- Resigned with 11 days left in his term. The first act of his successor was to appoint him to the Kansas Supreme Court.
- Resigned as Lieutenant Governor on June 11, 1996 and was appointed by Governor Bill Graves to fill a vacancy in the United States Senate.
- 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.
- Defeated Sheila Frahm in the primary, and took the seat early on November 7, 1996 after the special general election.
- Resigned to take office as United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.
- Elected in November 2008 to U.S. House representing Kansas's 2nd congressional district.
- Appointed by Governor to fill vacancy.
- On January 12, 2009, incumbent Republican Dale Swenson switched parties to Democratic.
- On May 30, 2014, incumbent Democrat Jan Pauls switched parties to Republican.