Julie Menghini

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Julie Menghini
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Kansas House of Representatives District 3
Incumbent
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Kansas House of Representatives District 3
2005-2011
Personal
Place of birthPittsburg, Kansas
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Julie Menghini is a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 3 from 2005 to 2011 and currently since 2013.

In addition, Menghini serves as a board member of Elm Acres Youth and Family Services, and a member of the PTO, Business Education Alliance committee for the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and USD 250. She also serves on the board of directors for the Alliance for Technology Commercialization.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

Menghini's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

On Economic Opportunities and Growth

  • Excerpt:"Encourage job creation and economic development. As the recession starts to turn around we need to continue on a path toward prosperity and ensure job and business opportunities for all Kansans."

For The Best Public Schools in the Nation

  • Excerpt:"Ensure that our excellent public schools receive adequate funding and that our children continue to receive the knowledge and tools necessary to become active, productive citizens of the 21st century."

On Cheap Energy and a Clean Environment

  • Excerpt:"Kansas is the second windiest state in the country. We need to harness that potential to produce clean energy, which in turn will create new jobs."

For A Better Health Care System for Everyone

  • Excerpt:"Find ways to reduce the cost of health care to make it more accessible and affordable for all Kansans, while paying special attention to the needs of our seniors and our children."

On Keeping Our Moral Covenant

  • Excerpt:"Defend the most vulnerable of our population by funding necessary social services that are vital to so many disabled Kansans and ensure they receive the care, treatment, and dignity they deserve."

Policy Positions

Menghini refused to take Project Vote Smart's 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?"[2]

Menghini has not sponsored any major legislation.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Interstate Cooperation
Taxation
Energy and Environment
Transportation

Personal

She has been married to her husband Henry for 21 years. They have three children - Aria, Connor, and Dante.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Menghini won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 3. Menghini ran unopposed in the August 7 Democratic primary and defeated Michelle Hucke (R) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7][8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Menghini 53.8% 4,412
     Republican Michelle Hucke 46.2% 3,795
Total Votes 8,207

2010

See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Menghini lost her bid for re-election to the 3rd District seat against Terry Calloway (R). Menghini had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Menghini was re-elected to the 3rd District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Thomas A. Price (R). [10] Menghini raised $39,819 for her campaign, while Price raised $2,345. [11]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 3
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngJulie Menghini (D) 5,468 72.2%
Thomas A. Price (R) 2,099 27.7%

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year. In 2008 Menghini collected $39,819 in donations.[12]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce $1,250
Kansans for Lifesaving Cures $1,000
Kansas Contractors Association $1,000
Kansas National Education Association $1,000

Personal

Menghini and her husband Henry have three children.[13]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Terry Calloway (D)
Kansas House of Representatives District 3
2013–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Kansas House of Representatives District 3
2005–2011
Succeeded by
Terry Calloway (R)