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CPAC and ACUF Release Scorecard of Kansas Lawmakers

The American Conservative Union Foundation conducts an annual, in-depth analysis to rate all 8,000 lawmakers in America, revealing their positions on a wide variety of issues directly affecting our communities and families.

Check out the press release below with more details and please take action!

It only takes three minutes to let your legislators know that their score from the American Conservative Union Foundation is important to you, and you expect them to support more conservative policies.

New CPAC Analysis – KS Legislature’s Battle Against Gov. Laura Kelly
Awards to be Presented to Top-Scoring Kansas Lawmakers at CPAC

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 13, 2022)— As the state’s legislative session kicks off, a number of Kansas legislators are set to be recognized at CPAC for their conservative voting records based off of a just released analysis from ACUF’s Center for Legislative Accountability. Lawmakers received high marks for combatting Gov. Laura Kelly’s excessive COVID-19 shutdown policies and for their efforts to advance conservative legislation protecting life and securing elections.

Click Here to view the 2021 Ratings of Kansas

“Gov. Kelly’s politics are more in line with California than Kansas. That is why it is so crucial Kansas legislators continue to fight against her disastrous administration,” said ACU Chairman Matt Schlapp. “I look forward to presenting awards at CPAC next month to my fellow Kansans who are leading the fight for our shared conservative values.”

The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) will be taking place in Orlando, Florida from February 24-27, 2022. To earn an invitation, a lawmaker must vote with the conservative position at least 80% of the time, as calculated by the American Conservative Union Foundation’s Center for Legislative Accountability.

Members receiving ACU’s highest award, the Award for Conservative Excellence, for voting with the conservative position at least 90% include:


Richard Hilderbrand (100%)

Renee Erickson (96%)

Virgil Peck (96%)

Dennis Pyle (96%)

Caryn Tyson (96%)

Alicia Straub (96%)

Kellie Warren (95%)

Molly Baumgardner (92%)

Mike Thompson (92%)

Mark Steffen (91%)

Rick Billinger (90%)


Samantha Poetter (100%)

Brett Fairchild (97%)

Francis Awerkamp (97%)

Brian Bergkamp (93%)

Blake Carpenter (93%)

Jesse Burris (90%)

Leo Delperdang (90%)

Trevor Jacobs (90%)

Patrick Penn (90%)

Sean Tarwater (90%)

Adam Thomas (90%)

Paul Waggoner (90%)

Randy Garber (90%)

Steve Huebert (90%)

Brenda Landwehr (90%)

 Click Here to view the PDF version of the ratings

Among the 54 roll call votes scored by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) is the legislation meant to help secure elections (HB 2183, HB 2332), efforts to protect life (HCR 5003), legislation limiting Gov. Kelly’s excessive “State of Emergency” powers (SB 63, HB 2416), and the attempts to improve educational outcomes through school choice (SB 61, SB 175).

ACUF’s Ratings of Congress and Ratings of the States are initiatives of American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF)’s Center for Legislative Accountability (CLA). These ratings are designed to reflect how more than 8,000 elected officials across the nation view the role of government while illustrating the differences between chambers of the legislature and revealing lawmakers’ positions across 186 policy areas that directly affect citizens.


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Our staff spends thousands of hours analyzing more than 105,000 pieces of legislation voted on by Congress and every state legislature in the country. Your support is critical to be able to provide this level of insight and transparency. Will you please make a tax-deductible donation today to support transparency and ratings of Kansas legislators?



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