Melissa (Melissa) Oropeza (D-037)

State Assistant Minority Leader Melissa Oropeza

Melissa (Melissa) Oropeza (D-037)
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Capitol: 785.296.7300
FAX: 785.296.1153
District: 913.229.5334
Assistant Minority Leader
Room 451-S Kansas State Capitol 300 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1504
PO Box 6014
Kansas City, KS 66106
Residence:Kansas City, KS

Committee Assignments


Why I'm Running Hello, my name is Dr. Melissa Oropeza and I am running for House Representative District 37. I was born and raised in Wyandotte County. I am a fourth-generation Dotte. I attended Turner High School. I graduated with an associate degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College, attended the University of Kansas School of Nursing where I graduated with a bachelor's degree, and after much diligence and hard work, I earned a Master's Degree in Nursing. In 2020, I graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with my Doctor of Nursing Practice to conclude my educational career. I am an experienced 23-year healthcare professional and for the last 11 years, I have practiced as a Nurse Practitioner in a Gastroenterology Practice located in Wyandotte County. Throughout my professional career, I have had the ability to engage leadership and apply innovative ideas which were critical in establishing recognition for women and furthering advanced practice providers. I was nationally recognized by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the Nursing Advocate for Kansas in 2017 along with 49 of my fellow colleagues across the United States. As a healthcare provider, I consistently go above and beyond to help the patients within my practice. I am asking for the opportunity to do the exact same for District 37. I am confident that I can be a reliable and committed advocate for our 37th District and the people who live in it. I am asking for your vote and support on November 8, 2022.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
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