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Kelly Meigs
Kelly Meigs.jpg
Kansas House of Representatives District 23
In office
January 10, 2011 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 4
Base salary$88.66/day
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEvangel University (1987)
Date of birth1964
Office website
Campaign website
Kelly Meigs is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 23 since 2013. She previously represented District 17 from 2011 to 2013.

Meigs is a teacher and a homemaker. Kelly taught sixth grade in Brownsville, Texas for her first year, and then returned to Kansas to teach in Kansas City.

Meigs graduated from Evangel University in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education.[1]


Campaign Issues

Meigs' website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Constitutionally Limited Government

  • Excerpt:"Government has a specifically designed role in our society."


  • Excerpt:"Quality education has been one of the strengths of Johnson County. In order to ensure this continues, I would support legislation that revises the current state funding formula."

Fiscal Responsibility

  • Excerpt:"We need fiscally responsible leaders in Topeka that are going to rein in spending, lower taxes and encourage both consumers and businesses to do business in Kansas."


  • Excerpt:"I will fight to see that late-term abortion laws are being enforced."

Rule of Law

  • Excerpt:"I support and stand behind the rule of law when it comes to immigration."

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Children and Seniors, Vice-chair


Meigs serves on the following Kansas House of Representatives committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Meigs won re-election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 23. Meigs ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Dave Pack (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 23, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Meigs Incumbent 50.9% 4,390
     Democratic Dave Pack 49.1% 4,228
Total Votes 8,618


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Meigs defeated incumbent Jill Quigley in the Republican primary on August 3, 2010 by a margin of 1,934-1,694.[5] Meigs faced Bryan Cox (D) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 17 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKelly Meigs (R) 5,647
Bryan Cox (D) 2,962
Michael Kerner (L) 345

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Meigs is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Meigs raised a total of $49,232 during that time period. This information was last updated on 6/12/2013.[7]

Kelly Meigs's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 23 Won $21,402
2010 Kansas State House, District 17 Won $27,830
Grand Total Raised $49,232


Meigs won re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Meigs raised a total of $21,402.
Kansas House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kelly Meigs's campaign in 2012
Johnson County Republican Central Cmte$1,000
Kansas Medical Society$1,000
Kansas Bankers Association$550
Kansas Chamber of Commerce & Industry$549
Total Raised in 2012$21,402
Source: Follow the Money


Meigs won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Meigs raised a total of $27,830.


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]


Kelly Meigs received a score of 70.0% in the 2013 index.[9]


Meigs and her husband Mike have four children.[10]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Judy Morrison (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 23
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Jill Quigley (R)
Kansas House of Representatives District 17
Succeeded by
Brett Hildabrand (R)