Stephanie Clayton

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Stephanie Clayton
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Kansas House of Representatives District 19
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEmporia State University
Office website
Campaign website
Stephanie Clayton is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 19. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Clayton earned her B.A. in History from Emporia State University.[1]

Committee assignments


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


Campaign themes


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

Strengthen Education

  • 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."

Drug testing

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.[3] 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."[3]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Kansas House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place 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 faces Stratton in the general election.[4][5]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Clayton Incumbent 67.6% 2,344
Jennifer Flood 32.4% 1,121
Total Votes 3,465


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

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.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 19, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Clayton 58.8% 7,696
     Democratic Zachary Luea 41.2% 5,395
Total Votes 13,091
Kansas House of Representatives, District 19 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngStephanie Clayton 51.1% 1,911
Bruce Belanger 48.9% 1,829
Total Votes 3,740

Campaign donors

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.[7]

Stephanie Clayton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 19 Won $21,294
2010 Kansas State House, District 20 Defeated $5,105
Grand Total Raised $26,399


Clayton 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, Stephanie$696
Clayton, C Benjamin$516
Kansas National Education Association$500
Kansas Farm Bureau$500
Total Raised in 2012$21,294
Source:Follow the Money


Clayton lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Clayton raised a total of $5,105.


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]


Stephanie Clayton received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[9]


Clayton and her husband, Ben, have two children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Denning (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 19
Succeeded by