Charles Roth

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Charles Roth
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Kansas House of Representatives District 71
Former Member
In office
February 2005 - Present
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of Salina
1984 – 1985
Salina City Commission
1981 – 1985
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas (1968)
Place of birthSalina, Kansas
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Campaign website
Charles Roth is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 71 from February 2005 to 2013.

Roth, a graduate of the University of Kansas, owned Joseph P. Roth and sons from 1968-2005.

He has been long active in the community, including a year as mayor of Salinafrom 1984-–1985. Additionally he has been a member of the Community Health Investment Program, Salina County Club, Salina United Way Board, and Salina Area Chamber of Commerce.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roth served on the following committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Roth served on the following committees:


Roth recently took an extensive survey from the Salina Journal regarding his positions on a number of issues.[2] In the survey he shows support for decreased spending to remedy the budget crisis, encouraging local businesses by taking a hands off approach, and exploring possible sources of new revenue.

Roth refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

Roth has not sponsored any major legislation.[4]



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Roth did not seek re-election in 2012. In announcing his retirement Roth said, "It has been my privilege and honor to serve the constituents of the 71st district in the Kansas House of Representatives for the last 8 years. This has been a great experience and I have been witness to some significant events in Kansas history during these years. I have expanded my circle of friends and neighbors and for that I am grateful. Those relationships and memories will last a lifetime.”[5]


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Roth won re-election to the 71st District seat against Phil Black (D). In the August 3rd primary election, Roth defeated Republican primary opponents Ronald Young and J. Neil Jednoralski by margins of 1,902 to 939 and 1,902 to 241 respectively. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 71 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Roth (R) 4,865
Phil Black (D) 2,203


On November 4, 2008, Roth was re-elected to the 71st District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating David Avery Norlin (D). [7] Roth raised $33,960 for his campaign, while Norlin raised $14,646. [8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 71
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles Roth (R) 5,537 62.6%
David Avery Norlin (D) 3,301 37.3%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Roth received $36,895 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[9]


In 2008 Roth collected $33,960 in donations.[10]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,000
Koch Industries $1,000
Kansas Association of Realtors $900
Kansas Bankers Association $800
Wal-Mart $800

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Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 71
Succeeded by
Diana Dierks (R)