Why I'm Running
I’ve lived in this district my whole life, but lately I haven’t been happy with how we’ve been represented in Topeka. Small business has been a huge part of my life, and I know firsthand how important it is to communities like ours. But in the Capitol, I don’t think our voices are being heard, and our small businesses are being ignored. It’s past time to change that. I’m running to be your representative, and if elected, I promise to be a representative for all citizens in the 72nd district. I will make sure our voices are heard and our input is taken seriously in Topeka. And most importantly, I will be a representative that gives the power back to the people. Coming out of these uncertain times, I will do everything I can to bring a fresh, energetic perspective on governing to the statehouse, and one that puts the citizens of Harvey and Butler Counties at the front of my agenda.
I am fortunate to have grown up in small business my entire life. My grandfather, Phil Anderson, runs one of the oldest Main Street stores in the country, right at Main & Broadway in downtown Newton. He has always been involved in our community, he served the longest term of anyone on the Newton USD 373 School Board. He taught me the values I hope to carry to the Statehouse.