Working for You

  • Voting Record: 100% perfect attendance 
  • Second Sunday Monthly Town Halls with Senator Sykes at the Lenexa Public Market at 2:00pm 
  • Serving District 17 on the House Federal and State Affairs, Children and Seniors, and K-12 Education Budget Committees
  • Served on the 2021 Special Committee on Education 
  • Carried an amendment on the House Floor to fully fund the State Early Literacy/Dyslexia Program Manager – the position is fully funded with State General Funds thanks to bipartisan efforts! 
  • Carried an amendment on the House Floor to prohibit instructors from using, demonstrating, or possessing firearms or live ammunition in K-12 schools as part of the NRA’s Eddie Eagle training for elementary students – thankfully this bill did not become law 
  • Carried an amendment on the House Floor to create equity groups for medical marijuana permits and licenses and provide a 15% discount to Black or African American, American Indian, Hispanic or Latino, Asian, or low income individuals – medical marijuana has stalled in the Senate 
  • Legislative Post Audit request on the Tax Credit Scholarship Program exposing the lack of oversight and accountability: 2 out of 9 Scholarship Granting Organizations are in noncompliance with state statutes, and there isn’t a process in place should the $10 million threshold for taxpayer dollars set aside to pay the tax credits be exceeded 
  • HB 2251 – requiring the relinquishment of firearms upon conviction of domestic violence misdemeanors, stalking, or restraining orders – these individuals are already prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms so we must enforce this by making sure there’s a process for them to turn in guns that they may already have – we still have work to do to get this bill to the finish line
  • HB 2639 – expanding the public workforce by changing the assessment threshold for KPERS employees working after retirement – this bill passed out of the House Insurance and Pensions Committee but will require additional work next year