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Republican Taylor outspending Democratic rival Bristow
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 When Hanston Republican Larry Salmans opted not to seek reelection for the 33rd Kansas Senate District seat, there was no incumbent. This opened the door for a new candidate from each party to square off in the Nov. 8 general election.

On the Republican ticket is Stafford resident Mary Jo Taylor, a long-time teacher, educator and school superintendent. She faces Matt Bristow, an attorney from Ellinwood.

The information detailing their campaign income and expenses are outlined in information filed with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission by the Oct. 31 pre-election report filing deadline.

For more specific data (including names of individual donors and political action committees) visit for the Senate and for the House, and scroll down to the Kansas Senate candidate’s name (listed by district in numerical order).

Below is a summary of campaign activity (covering the period from July 22 through Oct. 27):


• Cash on hand at beginning of period – $104.30

• Total Contributions and Other Receipts – $7,780

• Cash available this period – $8,554.30

• Total Expenditures and Other Disbursements – $7,276.32

• Cash on hand at close of period – $1,382.28

• In-Kind Contributions – $400

• Other Transactions (advertising and volunteer reimbursement) – $1,623

Donations came from 20 monetary contributors and one in-kind contributor.


• Cash on hand at beginning of period – $19254.99

• Total contributions and other receipts – $21,

• Cash available this period  – $40,554.99

• Total expenditures and other disbursements – $23,059.21

• Cash on hand at close of period – $17,495.78

• In-kind (non-monetary) contributions – $0

• Other transactions – $0

Funds came from 43 monetary donors.