|Kansas House of Representatives District 19|
|January 14, 2013 - Present|
|January 8, 2017|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Bachelor's||Emporia State University|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 See also
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Clayton earned her B.A. in History from Emporia State University.
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Clayton served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Social Services Budget|
|• Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget|
|• Federal and State Affairs|
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Clayton served on the following committees:
|Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Local Government|
|• Transportation and Public Safety Budget|
|• Utilities and Telecommunications|
Clayton's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "She understands not only that our children deserve strong schools, but also that by maintaining high standards, we attract better business growth opportunities for all of Johnson County."
Promote Local Control
- Excerpt: "Stephanie believes in limited government in all aspects, both socially and fiscally."
Keep Taxes Reasonable
- Excerpt: "Stephanie believes in the “three-legged-stool” philosophy of taxation for Kansans."
Protect Local Businesses
- Excerpt: "Stephanie wants to protect businesses from intrusive, burdensome governmental regulations. The fiscal future of Kansas depends on Johnson County remaining as an economic engine, and will back initiatives that promote the county’s role in those endeavors."
Support Alternative Energy
- Excerpt: "Stephanie believes that clean energy solutions not only benefit the quality of life in Johnson County, but also lead to increased efficiency overall. Responsible use of resources keeps costs down, and innovation in this field can also mean more American jobs."
Legislation passed in 2013 by the Kansas legislature introduced the possibility of punitive measures against drug users receiving government benefits in the event of "reasonable suspicion." While both welfare recipients and Kansas lawmakers were subject to drug-testing measures under the law, it was unclear as to what would happen if a legislator tested positive for narcotics. Clayton expressed outrage over the uncertainty: "The only reason why I voted in favor of that was because it would hold me to the same standard. I don’t want to do to other people what I wouldn’t hold to myself."
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. Patricia Stratton was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Stephanie Clayton defeated Jennifer Flood in the Republican primary. Clayton defeated Stratton in the general election.
|Kansas House of Representatives District 19, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Stephanie Clayton Incumbent||65.1%||6,637|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Stephanie Clayton Incumbent||67.6%||2,344|
Clayton won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 19. Clayton defeated Bruce Belanger in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Zachary Luea (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012|
|Kansas House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Clayton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Clayton raised a total of $26,399 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.
|Stephanie Clayton's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Kansas State House, District 19||$21,294|
|2010||Kansas State House, District 20||$5,105|
|Grand Total Raised||$26,399|
2012Clayton won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Clayton raised a total of $21,294.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Stephanie Clayton's campaign in 2012|
|Kansas Contractors Association||$700|
|Clayton, C Benjamin||$516|
|Kansas National Education Association||$500|
|Kansas Farm Bureau||$500|
|Total Raised in 2012||$21,294|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Clayton lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Clayton raised a total of $5,105.
|Kansas House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Stephanie Clayton's campaign in 2010|
|Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce||$500|
|Kansas National Education Association||$500|
|Greater Kansas City Womens Political Caucus||$425|
|Total Raised in 2010||$5,105|
|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.
Stephanie Clayton received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.
Clayton and her husband, Ben, have two children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google news search for the term Stephanie + Clayton + Kansas + Legislature
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- Kansas House of Representatives
- House Committees
- Joint Committees
- Kansas state legislative districts
- Kansas State Legislature
- Kansas Legislature - Representative Stephanie Clayton
- Profile from Open States
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Stephanie Clayton on Facebook
- Stephanie Clayton on Twitter
- Stephanie Sawyer Clayton for State Representative, "Background," accessed March 31, 2014
- Stephanie Sawyer Clayton for State Representative, "The Issues," accessed March 31, 2014
- Watchdog.org, "Dopey law: KS lawmakers who use drugs could get special treatment," accessed December 24, 2013
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2014 Primary Election - Official Vote Totals," accessed September 15, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 General (unofficial)," accessed September 15, 2014
- C-SPAN, "Kansas - Summary Vote Results," accessed August 7, 2012
- followthemoney.org, " Clayton, Stephanie," accessed June 12, 2013
- Kansas Policy Institute, "Freedom Index," accessed March 31, 2014
- 2013 Kansas Policy Index
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