UPDATED: Kansas House Districts: Which ones were most affected in redistricting?

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(Updated to reflect new candidate filings as of Friday; also corrects that Sarah Crews is running in House District 69, not 68 ).

As the deadline draws near for candidates to file for office, we thought we would drill down on the House districts that were most affected when lawmakers redrew election boundaries last session.

Here is a look at the top 20 House districts most affected by redistricting and the 20 House districts that were the least affected in terms new of constituencies added to the district.

It is important to note that just because you see a district that is made up of 100% of the population from the old district does not mean the election lines did not change.

It could mean in some instances, districts had to shed population because they were too large but added no new constituencies in the redistricting process.

The percentages showing the change in party composition are from 2012 to 2020. They do not reflect any voter data from 2022.

This is not meant to be a complete list of all the House candidate filings. That will come with the filing deadline on Friday.

House districts most affected

House 108
Incumbent: Republican Rep. Steven Johnson of Assaria.
Percentage of population kept from old district: None
What happened: District was collapsed and moved to Johnson County because of shifts in population. The district went from 54.93% registered Republican voters in 2012 to 38.2% Republican as of 2020 in the new district. The Democratic makeup increased from 18.84% to 33.34% after redistricting. Johnson is not running for the Kansas House again. Democratic Rep. Brandon Woodard of Lenexa was moved into the new district. No one filed to run against him.

House 117
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Tatum Lee of Ness City.
Percentage of population from old district: None
What happened: District was collapsed and moved to eastern Kansas because of shifts in population. It now covers parts of Douglas and Johnson counties. Lee was moved into House District 118, where she’s running against incumbent state Rep. Jim Minnix. The district went from 68% Republican registered voters in 2012 to 47% as of 2020. The Democratic percentage increased from 14% to 27%. Unaffiliated voters increased to 25% from 18%. Marketing director Courtney Tripp of Lenexa is running as a Democrat. Fitness club owner Adam Turk and University of Kansas engineering professor Bob Parsons are running as Republicans.

House District 30
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Bandon Woodard of Lenexa.
Percentage of population from old district: 20.4%
What happened: Woodard was moved into House District 108 following redistricting. The district went from 40% Republican to 44% Republican. It went from about 33% Democrat to 29% Democrat. The unaffiliated voters dropped from about 26% to 25%. Laura Williams, a Republican candidate for the House in 2020, and Democrat Scott Perkins, a certified geographic information system professional, have filed for the seat. Lenexa City Council member Courtney Eiterich has filed to run as a Democrat in this district, setting up a primary with Perkins.

House District 5
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Mark Samsel of Wellsville
Percentage of population from old district: 29.4%
What happened: Republican voters dropped to 47.73% in 2020 from 50.32% in 2012. Democratic voter makeup increased from 19.56% to 23.83%. Unaffiliateds dropped from about 29% to 27%. Samsel faces a Republican primary challenge from Carrie Barth of Baldwin City.

House District 68
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Dave Baker of Council Grove.
Percentage of population from old district: 34.2%
What happened: Republican voters dropped to 45.7% in 2020 from 50.6% in 2012. Democratic voter makeup stayed about the same at about 21%. Unaffiliateds increased from 27.4 % to 31.8%. Baker is not running again. Retired teacher John Seibel and Junction City Commissioner Nathan Butler have filed to run as Republicans. Michael Seymour II has filed to run for the seat as a Democrat.

House District 9
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Kent Thompson of Iola.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 48%
What happened: Republican voter makeup grew from about 49% to 51% after redistricting. Democrats stayed about the same at about 18%. Unaffiliateds shrunk from about 31% to 30%. Democrat Alana Cloutier has filed to run for the seat. She lost to Thompson with 25% of the vote in 2020. Republican Fred Gardner, a veterinarian, has filed to run as a Republican. Thompson did not filed for re-election.

House District 14
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Charlotte Esau of Olathe.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 48.2%
What happened: Grew from about 46% to 47% Republican. The district dropped from about 28% to 27% Democrat. Unaffiliateds stayed flat at about 24%. Two Democrats have filed against Esau.

House District 37
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Aaron Coleman, Kansas City.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 49.7%
What happened: Democrat voters grew from about 44% to 47%. Republican voters went from about 21% to 20%, and unaffiliated voters dropped from about 34% to 32%. Activist Faith Rivera and nurse practitioner Melissa Oropeza have filed for the seat as Democrats. Republican Diana Whittington has filed for the seat as well. Whittington ran for the state Senate against Pat Pettey in 2020 and lost with about 36% of the vote.

House District 113
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Brett Fairchild of St. John.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 50.1%
What happened: Republican voters declined from about 67% to 64%. Democrats grew from about 14% to 15%. Unaffiliateds grew from about 18% to 20%. Pawnee County Commissioner Bob Rein has filed to run against Fairchild in the primary. Democrat Jo Ann Roth also has filed for the seat.

House District 69
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Clarke Sanders, Salina.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 51.8%
What happened: Republican makeup grew from about 41% to 46%. Democratic voters fell from about 22% to 21%. Unaffiliated fell from about 35% to 33%. Democrat Molly Molina has filed to run for the seat. Also running in this district is Democrat Sarah Crews, founding director of Heart Land Prairie Cemetery, which offers environmentally friendly burials on the prairie.

District 15
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. John Toplikar of Olathe.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 55.6%
What happened: Grew from about 38% to 40% in Republican voters. Democrats shrunk from about 32% to 30%. Unaffiliateds remained flat at about 29%. Toplikar is not running for re-election. Democrat Allison Hougland, an Olathe real estate agent, has filed to run for the seat. Republican political consultant Matt Bingesser has filed for the seat.

House District 116
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Kyle Hoffman of Coldwater.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 56.6%
What happened: Republicans grew from about 67% in 2012 to about 70% in 2020. Democrats went from about 13% to 14%, while unaffiliated voters fell from about 19% to 16%.

House District 65 
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Lonnie Clark of Junction City.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 59.1%
What happened: Republicans increased from 36% to 38%, while Democrats stayed at about 25%  Unaffiliated voters fell from 37% to 35%. Clark is not running again. Junction City Mayor Jeff Underhill is running for the seat as a Republican.

House District 49
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Megan Lynn of Olathe.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 61.4%
What happened: In 2012, about 41% of registered voters in the district were Republican, about 30% were Democrats and about 28% were unaffiliated. After redistricting, 44% were Republicans, 28% were Democrats and about 27% were unaffiliated. Republican Kristin Clark, a former nurse, is running for the seat, as is Democratic Olathe school board member Brad Boyd.

House District 10
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Christina Haswood of Lawrence.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 64.3%
What happened: Republican voters dropped from about 30% to 18% while Democrats grew from 41% to 52%. Unaffiliated voters went from about 27% to 29%. No one filed to run against Haswood.

House District 7
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Richard Proehl of Parsons.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 66.7%
What happened: Republican makeup went from 44% in 2012 to 43% in 2020. Democrats stayed even at about 22%, while unaffiliated voters went from about 33% to 35%. Proehl is retiring. Former state Sen. Dan Goddard is running for the House after losing his reelection bid to the Kansas Senate in 2020.

House District 38
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Tim Johnson of Basehor.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 67.4%
What happened: Republicans dropped from about 50% to 47%. Democrats went from about 24% to 26%, and unaffiliated voters went from about 25% to 26%. No one has filed against Johnson yet.

House District 115
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Boyd Orr of Fowler.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 67.4%
What happened: Republican composition increased from 61% to 63%, while Democrats stayed close roughly to 15%. Unaffiliated voters went from about 23% to 21%. Dodge City Councilman Joe Nuci is running as a Republican for the seat in a primary race against Clark County farmer Gary White. Both Republicans unsuccessfully ran against Ron Ryckman Sr. for a seat in the state Senate in a precinct election last year. Orr is not running for another term.

House District 39
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Owen Donohoe of Shawnee.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 68.6%
What happened: Republicans dropped from about 47% to 46%, while Democrats increased from 27% to 28%. Unaffiliated voters remained at about 25%. Democrat Vanessa Vaughn West of Shawnee has filed to run for the seat. She is the director of diversity and inclusion at the Lathrop GPM law firm.

House District 109
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Troy Waymaster of Bunker Hill.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 69%
What happened: Republicans dropped from about 68% to 66%, while Democrats went from about 12% to 14%. Unaffiliated voters stayed at about 18%. Republican Noah Erichsen has filed to run for the seat in the primary.

Least affected House districts

House District 105
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Brenda Landwehr of Wichita.
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: District makeup is now about 40% Republican, 33% unaffiliated and 26% Democrat. Democrat Jaelynn Abegg has filed to run for this seat. She would become the state’s second transgender lawmaker if she’s elected from this district.

House District 99
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Susan Humphries of Wichita
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: Republicans grew from about 53% to 54% while Democrats remained at about 17%. Unaffiliated voters dropped from about 29% to 28%. No opponent.

House District 94
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Leo Delperdang of Wichita
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: Basically stayed the same, with 51% Republicans, 20% Democrats and 28% unaffiliated. Democrat Robert Howes has filed to run for the seat.

House District 85
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Patrick Penn of Wichita.
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: Republicans dropped from about 48% to 47%, while Democrats grew from about 23% to 24%. Unaffiliated voters stayed close to about 28%. Jalon Britton of Bel Aire has filed as a Democrat for the seat. Britton described himself on his Facebook page as a paraprofessional for the Wichita school district. Penn is seeking a second term in the Kansas House.

House District 53
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Jim Gartner of Topeka.
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: District political makeup is now 38% Republican, 34% Democrat and 27% unaffiliated. Gartner announced his retirement. Democrat Joe Cheray has filed for the seat after losing a primary bid for the state Senate in 2020. Cheray will have a primary against Democrat Kirk Haskins, associate professor and chair of graduate studies for the Baker University School of Professional and Graduate studies. Longtime legislative committee assistant Connie Burns has filed for seat as a Republican and so has Bruce Williamson, who lost to Annie Kuether in 2010 with 41% of the vote.

House District 52
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Jesse Borjon of Topeka.
Percentage of population from old district:
 100%
What happened: Political makeup is now 50% Republican, 26% Democrat and 24% unaffiliated. Max Stucky Halley and Derik Flerlage have filed to run as Democrats.

House District 46
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Boog Highberger of Lawrence.
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: Stayed largely flat at about 15% Republican, 55% Democrat and 28% unaffiliated. He has no challenger.

House District 45
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Mike Amyx of Lawrence.
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: Republicans fell from 31% to 29%, while Democrats went from about 41% to 43%. Unaffiliated voters remained at about 27%. He has no challenger.

House District 3
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Chuck Smith of Pittsburg.
Percentage of population from old district: 100%
What happened: Not much. It remains about 35% Republican, 29% Democratic and 35% unaffiliated. No one has filed against him.

House District 67
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Mike Dodson of Manhattan.
Percentage of population from old district: 99.9%
What happened: It dropped from about 44% to 43% Republican while increasing from 28% to 29% Democratic. Unaffiliated voters increased from 26% to 27%. Democrat Kim Zito has filed against him. Her website is not complete, but she lists former Democratic Gov. John Carlin as her campaign treasurer.

House District 111
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Barbara Wasinger.
Percentage of population from old district: 99.8%
What happened: The district is about 51% Republican, 21% Democrat and 27% unaffiliated, similar to the makeup before redistricting. Former Fort Hays State President Ed Hammond has filed to run against Wasinger.

House District 82
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Jesse Burris of Mulvane.
Percentage of population from old district: 98.8%
What happened: Mostly unchanged, with 49% Republicans, 19% Democrats and about 31% unaffiliated. Burris is running for a judgeship. Leah Howell, the wife of Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell, has filed to run for the seat as a Republican. Misti Hobbs has filed to run as a Democrat.

House District 66
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Sydney Carlin of Manhattan.
Percentage of population from old district: 98.4%
What happened: Republicans dropped from 33% to 31%, while Democrats went from about 32% to 34%. Unaffiliated voters remained at about 33%. No one has filed to run for this seat.

House District 56
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Virgil Weigel of Topeka.
Percentage of population from old district: 97.5%
What happened: Remained about the same with about 37% Republicans, 33% Democrats and 29% unaffiliated voters. No one has filed to challenge Weigel.

House District 96
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Tom Kessler of Wichita.
Percentage of population from old district: 95.7%
What happened: Not much change with about 30% Republican, 29% Democrat and 40% unaffiliated voters. No has filed to challenge Kessler.

House District 120
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Adam Smith of Weskan.
Percentage of population from old district: 95.5%
What happened: Still about 71% Republican, 10% Democratic and about 18% unaffiliated. No one has filed against Smith.

House District 97
Incumbent:  Republican state Rep. Nick Hoheisel of Wichita.
Percentage of population from old district: 94.7%
What happened: Makeup is still about 39% Republican, 24% Democratic and about 35% unaffiliated. No opposition.

House District 93
Incumbent: Republican state Rep. Brian Bergkamp of Wichita.
Percentage of population from old district: 94.6%
What happened: Republican voters increased from 52% to 53%. Democrats dropped from 17% to 16%. Unaffiliated voters dropped from 31% to 30%. No opposition.

House District 55
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Annie Kuether of Topeka.
Percentage of population from old district: 94.6%
What happened: Largely unchanged with 29% Republicans. Democrats increased from 38% to 39%. Unaffiliated voters stayed at about 31%. Kuether is not running again. Topeka pastor Tobias Schlingensiepen is running for the seat after an unsuccessful bid for the state Senate in 2020. Joshua Luttrell, who ran unsuccessfully for Shawnee County district attorney in 2020, has filed to run as a Democrat against Schlingensiepen. Todd C. Staerkel has filed as a Republican. He’s an adjunct music professor at Washburn University and a worship leader at First Southern Baptist Church.

House District 25
Incumbent: Democratic state Rep. Rui Xu of Westwood.
Percentage of population kept from old district: 94.6%
What happened: Republican voters ticked up slightly to about 37%, while Democrats dropped slightly to about 39%. Unaffiliated voters stayed about the same at about 23%. No opposition.