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Jim Ward

Democratic — Representative — District 86
Available Terms:
  • 2011-2012
  • 2013-2014
  • 2015-2016

Jim Ward represents House District 86 in the Kansas House, is a member of seven committees, and is the primary sponsor of 10 bills, and is the secondary sponsor of 22 bills

1996 8342.97
2002 32878.3
2004 23095.36
2006 31870.88
2008 35037.05
2010 31640.2
2012 7895.0

For detailed campaign finance information visit Influence Explorer. Figures via the National Institute on Money in State Politics.

  • Capitol Office:

    Room 43-S
    Kansas State Capitol Building
    300 SW 10th St.
    Topeka, KS 66612
    Phone: 785-296-7698
  • jim.ward@house.ks.gov



News and Blog Coverage

About a fourth of Kansas House candidates get free pass

Four Wichita-area state lawmakers don’t have opponents in the upcoming elections, assuming no independent candidates join their races. Those unopposed in the August primary and November general elections are Reps. Steve Huebert, R-Valley Center; Mario Goico, R-Wichita; Joe Seiwert, R-Pretty Prairie; and Ponka-We Victors, D-Wichita. Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, has ...

Kansas losing out on millions in Medicaid funding

Rep. Jim Ward, D-Wichita, was one of the speakers at a Friday rally at the Statehouse in Topeka supporting a federal expansion of Medicaid in Kansas. Not only have Gov. Sam Brownback and the Legislature refused to allow an expansion, but GOP legislative leaders wouldn’t even allow Ward to have ...

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Committee Membership

Sponsored Bills

  • HR 6075

    National Distinguished Title I School Award recipient Curtis Middle School.

  • HR 6067

    Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Day.

  • HR 6051

    KU Eye and the Department of Ophthalmology's 100th anniversary.

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  • HCR 5025

    Commending recipients of the Peter John Loux award for overcoming the difficulties of personal disabilities.

  • HB 2428

    Kansas protection against voter suppression act.

  • HR 6032

    Congratulating Wichita State Athletics on their successful year in sports.

Recent Votes

SB 63

Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 124 Nay: 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 12499.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 10.0
HB 2430

Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 114 Nay: 10

Legislator Vote: No

•••Yes: 11491.0
•••No: 108.0
•••Other: 10.0
HB 2389

Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 123 Nay: 1

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 12398.0
•••No: 10.0
•••Other: 10.0
HB 2154

Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 123 Nay: 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 12398.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 21.0
SB 286

Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 102 Nay: 21

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 10281.0
•••No: 2116.0
•••Other: 21.0
HB 2143

Conference Committee Report was adopted; Yea: 123 Nay: 0

Legislator Vote: Yes

•••Yes: 12398.0
•••No: 00.0
•••Other: 21.0
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