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. She was first elected to the chamber in 2013 and previously served from 2005 to 2011.

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

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]

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.[3][4][5][6]

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.[7]

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). [8] Menghini raised $39,819 for her campaign, while Price raised $2,345. [9]

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

Comprehensive donor information for Menghini is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Menghini raised a total of $238,639 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 7, 2013.[10]

Julie Menghini's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 3 Won $39,613
2010 Kansas State House, District 3 Defeated $68,084
2008 Kansas State House, District 3 Won $39,819
2006 Kansas State House, District 3 Won $50,946
2004 Kansas State House, District 3 Won $40,177
Grand Total Raised $238,639

2012

Menghini won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Menghini raised a total of $39,613.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Julie Menghini's campaign in 2012
Kansas Association for Justice$1,000
Kansas Contractors Association$1,000
Kansas National Education Association$1,000
Uniserv Southeast PAC$800
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers & Trainmen$500
Total Raised in 2012$39,613
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Menghini lost the election for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Menghini raised a total of $68,084.

2008

Menghini won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Menghini raised a total of $39,819.

2006

Menghini won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Menghini raised a total of $50,946.

2004

Menghini won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Menghini raised a total of $40,177.

Scorecards

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.[11]

2013

Julie Menghini received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[12]

Personal

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

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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)