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Melissa Leach

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Melissa Leach
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Missouri House of Representatives, District 137
Former member
In office
2011 - 2013
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem98.40/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
Bachelor'sMissouri State University
Date of birth07/12/1960
Place of birthColumbia, MO
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Melissa Leach (b. July 12, 1960) is a former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 137 from 2011 to 2013.

Leach's professional experience includes working as a senior professional fundraiser.

Leach earned her B.S. in printing technology from Missouri State University in 1994.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Leach served on these committees:



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Leach ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 132. Leach ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by Charlie Norr (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 132, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCharlie Norr 54.1% 5,203
     Republican Melissa Leach Incumbent 45.9% 4,416
Total Votes 9,619


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Leach won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Leach's opponent in the August 3 primary was Reggie Duke.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 137 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Melissa Leach (R) 3,086
Charlie Norr (D) 2,792

Campaign donors


In 2010, a year in which Leach was up for re-election, she collected $77,573 in donations.[3]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Bryan, David C $34,500
Friends of Eric Burlison $5,501
Rachael Young Design & Photography $4,300
7Th Republican Congressional District Cmte $3,500

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Leach and her husband, Robert, have one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 137
Succeeded by
Lyndall Fraker (R)