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Tom Hawk

Member of the Kansas House of Representatives
from the 67th district
Incumbent
Assumed office 
2005

Born Colby, Kansas
Political party Democratic
Residence Manhattan, Kansas
Alma mater Kansas State University

Tom Hawk is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 67th district. He has served since 2005.

Hawk is the owner of Tom Hawk Incorporated Professional Photography. He has previously served as superintendent, school administrator, counselor and teacher at Manhattan-Ogden Public Schools. He received his BS in Math Education, MS in Counseling, and PhD in Educational Administration from Kansas State University.

Hawk has previously served on the Governor's Education Policy Task Force, City-County Land Use Task Force, and Governor's Best Team for Agriculture and Natural Resources. He is currently a member of the Manhattan Rotary, Optimist, and Chamber of Commerce.[1]

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Issue positions

Hawk's website lists his major concerns and goals as Kansas' financial situation, Education (K-12, KSU and MATC), Small Business, and Quality of Life.[2]

Hawk 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]

His answers to the Kansas State Legislative Election 2004 National Political Awareness Test are available.

Committee membership

  • Taxation
  • Vision 2020 (Ranking Member)
  • Social Services Budget

Sponsored legislation

Has not sponsored any major legislation.[4]

Major donors

The top 5 donors to Hawk's 2008 campaign:[5]

  • 1. Carpenters District Council of Kansas City/UBC $1,000
  • 2. Kansas Contractors Assoc $1,000
  • 3. Kansas National Education Assoc $1,000
  • 4. Carpenter Local 918 $1,000
  • 5. Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,000

References

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

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