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Melody Saxton
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Candidate for
Kansas House of Representatives District 65
Bachelor'sColorado State University (1973) & United Church of Religious Science University (1994)
Date of birthJune 26, 1951
Place of birthGrandlake, Colorado
ProfessionPublic Health
Melody J. Saxton was a 2012 Democratic candidate for the District 65 seat in the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012.

Saxton works as the Bioterrorism Coordinator/Public Health Emergency Preparedness Planner and grant writer at the Junction City-Geary County Health Department.[1]


Campaign themes

Saxton's profile on Vote-KS.org highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Legislative Representation

  • Excerpt: " I believe that as a community, the people of District 65 have not been represented. An example is the vote for a destination casino. The community voted for, but our representatives did not work to bring the casino to Junction City."


  • Excerpt: "I will work to bring a destination casino to Junction City."


  • Excerpt: "I believe that the people of Kansas need affordable medical insurance, including dental insurance."

Family Farms

  • Excerpt: " I believe family farms need special tax breaks to support their continuation. I also believe that children who want to continue the family farm should receive tuition credits in agriculture and animal husbandry to encourage their desires."

Property Taxes

  • Excerpt: "I will work to put a limit on property tax to prevent it from being increased at a rate higher than the rate of inflation."



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Saxton ran for election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 65. She tied with opponent Tom Brungardt in the August 7 Democratic primary, leaving the race to be decided by a coin toss, which she won. She was defeated by Allan Rothlisberg (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 65, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngAllan Rothlisberg 50.2% 2,127
     Democratic Melody Saxton 49.8% 2,110
Total Votes 4,237
Kansas House of Representatives, District 65 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMelody J. Saxton 50% 206
Tom Brungardt 50% 206
Total Votes 412


Saxton and her husband Jay have one child.[1]

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