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*[http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/sen_melcher_jeff_1/ Sen. Melcher's website]
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*Campaign Contributions: [http://www.followthemoney.org/database/StateGlance/candidate.phtml?c=152679 2012]

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Jeff Melcher
Jeff Melcher.jpg
Kansas State Senate District 11
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 9, 2017
Years in position 1
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Jeff Melcher is a Republican member of the Kansas State Senate, representing District 11 since 2013.

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Ways and Means
Assessment and Taxation



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Melcher won the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 11. Melcher defeated House incumbent Pat Colloton in the Republican primary on August 7 and defeated Michael F. Delaney (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Kansas State Senate, District 11, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Melcher 62.8% 23,565
     Democratic Michael F. Delaney 37.2% 13,985
Total Votes 37,550

Kansas State Senate, District 11 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Melcher 59.4% 5,479
Pat Colloton 40.6% 3,748
Total Votes 9,227

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Melcher is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Melcher raised a total of $142,640 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/4/2013.[4]

Jeff Melcher's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State Senate, District 11 Won $142,640
Grand Total Raised $142,640


Melcher won election to the Kansas State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Melcher raised a total of $142,640.
Kansas State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jeff Melcher's campaign in 2012
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$2,818
Crossland Construction Co$2,100
Koch Industries$2,000
Thomas, Peggy$1,000
Sullivan, Charles$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$142,640
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.[5]


Jeff Melcher received a score of 75.9% in the 2013 index.[6]

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Preceded by
John Vratil (R)
Kansas State Senate District 11
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