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Bob Bethell is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 113th district. He has served since 1999.

Prior to his election to the House, Bethell served as mayor of the town of Alden, Kansas. He has also worked as a long term care administrator, pastor, high school vice principal, middle school principal, and college director of admissions.

He received his MEd in Administration from the University of Illinois and a BS in Secondary Education from John Brown University.[1]


Issue positions

Bethell's website lists his main areas of interest as education and healthcare.[2]

He has refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

Committee membership

  • Commerce and Labor
  • Corrections and Juvenile Justice
  • Elections
  • Aging and Long Term Care (Chair)
  • Joint Committee on Health Policy Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Home and Community Based Services Oversight (Vice-Chair)

Sponsored legislation

Has not sponsored any major legislation.[4]

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Bethell's 2008 campaign were all individuals:[5]

  • 1. Curtis, Carol $500
  • 2. Robbins, Gary $500
  • 3. Austin, Chad $500
  • 4. Nichols, Mark $500
  • 5. Hammond, Mike $500


  1. ^ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Bob Bethell Biography
  2. ^ Rep. Bob Bethell About
  3. ^ Project Vote Smart - Rep. Bethell Issue Positions
  4. ^ Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member
  5. ^ Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions

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