Timothy Alan Huelskamp (born November 11, 1968) is the U.S. Representative for Kansas's 1st congressional district. He is a member of the Republican Party (GOP). He represented the 38th District in the Kansas Senate from 1997 until entering Congress.
Early life, education, and career
Huelskamp was born near and raised on the family farm in Fowler, Kansas. Pioneered by his grandparents Martin and Clara in 1926, the farm operation includes raising corn, cattle, wheat, milo, soybeans and kids. He attended elementary and high school in Fowler, where he was a Farm Bureau Youth Leader, a member of St.
Anthony’s Parish, and active in both 4-H and Future Farmers of America.
After attending seminary for two years in Santa Fe, Huelskamp transferred and received his B.A. in social science education from the College of Santa Fe in 1991. He received his Ph.D. in political science and agricultural policy from the American University in 1995.
Huelskamp has been a teacher, budget and legislative analyst for the State of New Mexico, farmer, rancher and internet entrepreneur.
In 1996, he defeated Republican incumbent Marian Reynolds in the primary. He won re-election in 2000, 2004, and 2008. National Institute on Money in State Politics:
Some of the top contributors to Huelskamp's 2008 campaign, according to the
- Tim and Angela Huelskamp (self-finance), Kansas Republican Senatorial Committee, Koch Industries, Tim and Donna Nordell
Huelskamp had served on the state's Ways and Means Committee but was forced off due to clashes with the Committee's leadership, one of whom commented "he couldn't be depended upon."
U.S. House of Representatives
On November 2, 2010, he was elected to represent Kansas's 1st congressional district by defeating Democrat Alan Jilka, succeeding Jerry Moran who was elected United States Senator.
Huelskamp ran against Democratic nominee Alan Jilka and Libertarian nominee Jack W. Warner. Huelskamp was endorsed by The Club for Growth, Mike Huckabee, Conservative Leadership PAC, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, and Ken Blackwell.
Huelskamp and his wife Angela live in Fowler. They have four adopted children.
November 11th, 2011