|Kansas House of Representatives District 71|
|February 2005 - Present|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Mayor, City of Salina|
|1984 – 1985|
|Salina City Commission|
|1981 – 1985|
|Bachelor's||University of Kansas (1968)|
|Place of birth||Salina, Kansas|
Roth, a graduate of the University of Kansas, owned Joseph P. Roth and sons from 1968-2005.
He has been long active in the community, including a year as mayor of Salina from 1984-1985. Additionally he has been a member of the Community Health Investment Program, Salina County Club, Salina United Way Board, and Salina Area Chamber of Commerce.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roth served on the following committees:
- Children and Families Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Government Efficiency Committee, Kansas House of Representatives
- Pensions, Investments and Benefits Committee, Kansas State Legislature
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roth served on the following committees:
- Education Committee, House of Representatives
- Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, House of Representatives
- Government Efficiency and Fiscal Oversight Committee, House of Representatives
Roth recently took an extensive survey from the Salina Journal regarding his positions on a number of issues. In the survey he shows support for decreased spending to remedy the budget crisis, encouraging local businesses by taking a hands off approach, and exploring possible sources of new revenue.
Roth 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?"
Roth has not sponsored any major legislation.
Roth did not seek re-election in 2012. In announcing his retirement Roth said, "It has been my privilege and honor to serve the constituents of the 71st District in the Kansas House of Representatives for the last 8 years. This has been a great experience and I have been witness to some significant events in Kansas history during these years. I have expanded my circle of friends and neighbors and for that I am grateful. Those relationships and memories will last a lifetime.”
Roth won re-election to the 71st District seat against Phil Black (D). In the August 3rd primary election, Roth defeated Republican primary opponents Ronald Young and J. Neil Jednoralski by margins of 1,902 to 939 and 1,902 to 241 respectively. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 71 General Election (2010)|
|Charles Roth (R)||4,865|
|Phil Black (D)||2,203|
On November 4, 2008, Roth was re-elected to the 71st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating David Avery Norlin (D). Roth raised $33,960 for his campaign, while Norlin raised $14,646.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 71|
|Charles Roth (R)||5,537||62.6%|
|David Avery Norlin (D)||3,301||37.3%|
In 2010, Roth received $36,895 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Charles Roth's campaign in 2010|
|Operating Engineers Local 101||$1,000|
|Kansas Medical Society||$1,000|
|Kansas Livestock Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Contractors Association||$1,000|
|Kansas Optometric Association||$1,000|
|Total Raised in 2010||$36,895|
In 2008 Roth collected $33,960 in donations.
His five largest contributors were:
|Kansans for Lifesaving Cures||$1,000|
|Kansas Association of Realtors||$900|
|Kansas Bankers Association||$800|
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- Official Website
- Kansas Legislature - Charles Roth
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Kansas Votes profile
- State Surge - Legislative and voting track record
- Campaign contributions: 2008
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Charles Roth Biography
- Rep. Charlie Roth - Issues
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Roth Issue Positions
- Kansas Legislature - Bills Introduced by Member (dead link)
- KSAL, "Roth Won't Seek Another Term; Claeys Says He'll Run," April 9, 2012
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2010 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2008 General Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed March 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kansas 2008 - Candidates," accessed March 29, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Kansas 2010 - Candidates," accessed March 31, 2014
- Follow the Money - 2008 Campaign Contributions
|Kansas House of Representatives District 71
| Succeeded by|
Diana Dierks (R)
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