Melissa (Melissa) Oropeza (D-SH037)
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Assistant Minority Leader
Room 451-S Kansas State Capitol 300 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1504

District Office:
PO Box 6014
Kansas City, KS 66106
Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
Committee Assignments
MemberHouse Committee on Elections
MemberHouse Committee on Health and Human Services
MemberHouse Committee on Legislative Modernization
Counties Representing


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.