Roderick A. Houston

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Roderick A. Houston
Roderick Houston.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 89
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
Office website
Roderick A. Houston is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 89. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Houston's professional experience includes serving as the Pastor of Mt. Olive Tabernacle of Praise Church of God in Christ.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Vision 2020


Campaign themes


Houston's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

  • Excerpt: "I firmly believe in and support the laws and initiatives that improve and promote strong families, strong communities, and responsible government."
  • Excerpt: "I am dedicated to doing my best to ensure that I enter the Kansas Legislature as an advocate for job creation, public education, fair taxes and accessible, affordable healthcare."



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. Incumbent Roderick Houston was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Frank Chappell was unopposed in the Republican primary. Houston defeated Chappell in the general election.[3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives District 89, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoderick Houston Incumbent 58.2% 3,480
     Republican Frank Chappell 41.8% 2,504
Total Votes 5,984


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Houston won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 89. He defeated Peggy L. Elliott and David P. Hansen in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Emmanuel Banks (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 89, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngRoderick Houston 64.5% 4,918
     Republican Emmanuel Banks 35.5% 2,705
Total Votes 7,623
Kansas House of Representatives, District 89 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngRoderick A. Houston 47.4% 589
Peggy L. Elliott 31.3% 389
David P. Hansen 21.3% 264
Total Votes 1,242

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Houston is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Houston raised a total of $4,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 21, 2013.[7]

Roderick A. Houston's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 89 Won $4,980
Grand Total Raised $4,980


Houston won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Houston raised a total of $4,980.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Roderick A. Houston's campaign in 2012
Mortuary, Jackson$500
Jackson Mortuary Inc$400
Kansas Contractors Association$300
Finney, Gail$250
Kansas Dental Association$250
Total Raised in 2012$4,980
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.[8]


Roderick Houston received a score of 44.0% in the 2013 index.[9]


Houston and his wife, Patricia, have three children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Melody McCray-Miller (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 89
Succeeded by