Charles Macheers

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Charles Macheers
Charles Macheers.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 39
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 8, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas
J.D.Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Date of birth07/04/1967
Place of birthWichita, Kansas
Office website
Charles Macheers is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Macheers earned his J.D. from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. His professional experience includes working as a private-practice attorney operating in the areas of estate planning, real estate, and the formation of new small businesses.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Macheers served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Pensions and Benefits
Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget
Energy and Environment


Campaign themes

Macheer's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Effective, Efficient Government

  • Excerpt: "Charles will work to eliminate inefficient government spending and to improve the effectiveness of state-funded programs. "


  • Excerpt: "There is a looming problem facing Kansas schools -- local control is being threatened by increasing federal government intervention and bureaucratic mandates from the federal Department of Education."

Job Creation

  • Excerpt: "Charles knows that Kansas needs a competitive tax policy to attract jobs to Kansas and enable our current businesses to expand and add jobs."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 2, 2014. Vicki Hiatt was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Charles Macheers was unopposed in the Republican primary. Macheers defeated Hiatt in the general election.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives District 39, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Macheers Incumbent 61.5% 4,572
     Democratic Vicki Hiatt 38.5% 2,867
Total Votes 7,439


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Macheers won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 39. Macheers defeated Stephanie Meyer in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Marlys Shulda (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Macheers 63.4% 6,819
     Democratic Marlys Shulda 36.6% 3,930
Total Votes 10,749
Kansas House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Macheers 62.7% 1,162
Stephanie Meyer 37.3% 691
Total Votes 1,853

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Macheers is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Macheers raised a total of $26,226 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 13, 2013.[6]

Charles Macheers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 39 Won $26,226
Grand Total Raised $26,226


Macheers won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Macheers raised a total of $26,226.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Charles Macheers's campaign in 2012
Ridpath Creative Partners$1,200
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$1,000
Slainte Medical Llc$1,000
Egan, Michael T$1,000
Egan, Donna R$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$26,226
Source:Follow the Money


Kansas Freedom Index

The Kansas Policy Institute, Kansas’s "first free market think tank," releases its legislator scorecard as a part of its Kansas Freedom Index for Kansas state representatives and senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score from 1%-100% based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Kansas Policy Institute thought were pro-limited government policies.[7]


Charles Macheers received a score of 74.0% in the 2013 index.[8]


Macheers and his wife, Diane, have one child.[1]

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Preceded by
Owen Donohoe (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 39
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