Melissa Rooker

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Melissa Rooker
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Kansas House of Representatives District 25
In office
January 14, 2013 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$88.50/day
Per diem$129/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolShawnee Mission East
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kansas, 1986
Office website
Campaign website
Melissa Rooker is a Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 25. She was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Rooker earned her B.F.A. from the University of Kansas. Her professional experience includes working as Director of Development Malpaso Productions.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Kansas Committee Assignments, 2012
Children and Seniors
Vision 2020



See also: Michigan House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Michigan House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 22, 2014. Incumbent Henry Yanez was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Nick Hawatmeh was unopposed in the Republican primary. Yanez defeated Hawatmeh in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Michigan House of Representatives, District 25 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHenry Yanez Incumbent 53.5% 14,974
     Republican Nick Hawatmeh 46.5% 13,026
Total Votes 28,000


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2012

Rooker won election in the 2012 election for Kansas House of Representatives District 25. Rooker defeated Stephen Foster and Bill Griffith in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Megan England (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Rooker 50.8% 6,573
     Democratic Megan England 49.2% 6,376
Total Votes 12,949
Kansas House of Representatives, District 25 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMelissa Rooker 47.2% 1,330
Stephen Foster 27.3% 769
Bill Griffith 25.6% 721
Total Votes 2,820

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Rooker is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Rooker raised a total of $31,142 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 12, 2013.[8]

Melissa Rooker's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Kansas State House, District 25 Won $31,142
Grand Total Raised $31,142


Rooker won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Rooker raised a total of $31,142.


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.[9]


Melissa Rooker received a score of 38.0% in the 2013 index.[10]

  • Campaign Contributions: 2012


Rooker and her husband, Tom, have two children.[1]

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Preceded by
Barbara Bollier (R)
Kansas House Of Representatives District 25
Succeeded by