Nancy Lusk was elected to the Kansas House in 2012. She represents the 22nd House District in northern Overland Park, which includes downtown Overland Park, and the Shawnee Mission West High School. Nancy and her husband, James, have lived in Overland Park for twenty-five years. James is an attorney with a private law practice in Lenexa. They are the parents of fraternal triplets, Nathan, Rachel, and Thomas, who are now young adults. The family is active in their church, where Nancy has served as a church elder.
Nancy graduated from Wichita State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and has had a successful career as a professional illustrator. She has produced artwork for a variety of clients including Sprint, Hallmark, McDonald's, Gerber Baby Products and Dole Foods. She also co-illustrated the very first edition of the Samantha series of the American Girl Collection books, using friends and family member as models for the characters.
After her children's elementary school was slated for closure, Nancy became a dedicated advocate for children's interests. In 2002, she was a founding board member of Kansas Families for Education - a well-known group which is dedicated to ensuring quality education and adequate school funding in the state of Kansas. She served as the PTA Legislative Chair for the PTA’s associated with the elementary, middle, and high schools where children attended, and also served a term as the Legislative Chair for the Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA.
Prior to becoming a legislator, Nancy led the advocacy efforts of the Kansas PTA for five years in the positions of PTA Vice President of Advocacy and PTA State Legislative Chair. For her exceptional activism on behalf of public education and other child-related issues, she has been honored with honorary life memberships from the Pawnee Elementary PTA, the Shawnee Mission West PTSA, and the Kansas PTA.