Food for Thought
The 2019 Legislative Session began Monday January 14th with the Inauguration of our 48th Governor and the swearing in of other state-wide officials and the House and Senate. As I drove to the Capitol that Monday morning, I thought about the remarkable journey that led me to the honor of serving as our State Representative for District 28.
I am both humbled and honored that Republican Primary voters nominated me to be their candidate for State Representative in District 28.
Turnout was higher than usual this year, with around 3700 people casting a ballot in our Republican Primary.
With your support, our effort earned slightly more than 58% of the vote Tuesday…
As the weather heats up, so does the campaign!
You may have seen my white mini-van going through your neighborhood - and if you haven't yet, you will soon!
Last fall, when I made the decision to begin exploring a run for State Representative in District 28, I was optimistic but never imagined the tremendous response we have received. It is truly inspiring and I cannot thank all of you enough for your support, your generosity, and your encouragement throughout the process.
The momentum began right away, when I received enthusiastic support and encouragement during the period in which I was exploring a run. It continued through the winter and early spring, particularly as I began walking door-to-door in early April. Nearly every door was positive, many committing to take yard signs in June.
The message I received was clear - the people of south Leawood and Overland Park want new leadership who will rise above the rhetoric and get the job done.
I believe that some things do not belong in politics. With this in mind, I feel I must alert voters to a troubling pattern of behavior by my opponent’s supporters. As a new candidate, perhaps I am naïve about the rougher parts of the political process, but I would like to think that my opponent does not approve of these tactics.