Thomas Sloan (Kansas politician)

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Thomas Sloan
Member of the KansasHouseofRepresentatives
from the 45th district
In office
1995–2019
Personal details
Born (1946-03-05) March 5, 1946 (age 73)
Holyoke, Colorado, United States
Political party Republican
Alma mater Syracuse University, BA

Thomas "Tom" Sloan (born March 5, 1946) was a member of the Kansas House of Representatives for the 45th district, which covers Northwestern Douglas County, including western Lawrence. He served from 1995 to 2019. He is a member of the Republican Party. He previously served in the Kansas State Senate from 1983 to 1985 and 1986 to 1989.

Kansas House of Representatives lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Kansas

The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Kansas. Composed of 125 state representatives from districts with roughly equal populations of at least 19,000, its members are responsible for crafting and voting on legislation, helping to create a state budget, and legislative oversight over state agencies.

Douglas County, Kansas County in the United States

Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kansas. As of the 2010 census, the county population was 110,826, making it the fifth-most populous county in Kansas. Its county seat and most populous city is Lawrence.

Lawrence, Kansas City and County seat in Kansas, United States

Lawrence is the county seat of Douglas County and sixth-largest city in Kansas. It is located in the northeastern sector of the state, astride Interstate 70, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 87,643. Lawrence is a college town and the home to both the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University.

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Born in Holyoke, Colorado, [1] Sloan grew up on a farm in rural Colorado. He received his BA from Syracuse University in 1968, his MA from Michigan State University in 1969, and PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.

Colorado State of the United States of America

Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state. The estimated population of Colorado was 5,695,564 on July 1, 2018, an increase of 13.25% since the 2010 United States Census.

Syracuse University University located in Syracuse, New York, United States

Syracuse University is a private research university in Syracuse, New York, United States. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, founded in 1831 by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York. After several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church.

Michigan State University Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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Sloan moved to Kansas in the late 1970s when he became an assistant professor at Kansas State University. Sloan has also worked as Executive Director of Western Resources, Government Affairs Representative for the Getty Oil Company, and associate executive director of the Kansas State Nurses Association. [2]

Kansas State University public university in the state of Kansas

Kansas State University (KSU), commonly shortened to Kansas State or K-State, is a public research university with its main campus in Manhattan, Kansas, United States. Kansas State was opened as the state's land-grant college in 1863 and was the first public institution of higher learning in the state of Kansas. It had a record high enrollment of 24,766 students for the Fall 2014 semester.

Sloan has a reputation as a moderate Republican.

Issue positions

Sloan's website lists his legislative priorities as education, health care, energy, and water. [3]

Committee membership

Major Donors

The top 5 donors to Sloan's 2008 campaign: [4]

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References

  1. http://votesmart.org/candidate/7027/thomas-sloan#.Ufqvu2RxtHs
  2. Project Vote Smart - Rep. Thomas Sloan Biography
  3. Rep. Tom Sloan - Issues
  4. Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions