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Jeff Melcher

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Jeff Melcher
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Kansas State Senate District 11
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jeff Melcher is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Melcher served on the following committees:

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015
Ways and Means
Assessment and Taxation


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2013
Ways and Means
Assessment and Taxation



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Melcher won the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 11. Melcher defeated House incumbent Pat Colloton in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated Michael F. Delaney (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Melcher 62.8% 23,565
     Democratic Michael F. Delaney 37.2% 13,985
Total Votes 37,550
Kansas State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Melcher 59.4% 5,479
Pat Colloton 40.6% 3,748
Total Votes 9,227

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Melcher is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Melcher raised a total of $142,640 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 4, 2013.[4]

Jeff Melcher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 11 Won $142,640
Grand Total Raised $142,640


Melcher won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Melcher raised a total of $142,640.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Melcher's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,818
Crossland Construction Co$2,100
Koch Industries$2,000
Thomas, Peggy$1,000
Sullivan, Charles$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$142,640
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.[5]


Jeff Melcher received a score of 75.9% in the 2013 index.[6]

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Vratil (R)
Kansas State Senate District 11
Succeeded by