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.
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.