GARNETT – Rep. Bill Feuerborn, D-Garnett, announced that he has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Feuerborn represents the 5th House District, covering parts of Southeast Franklin, Southwest Miami, and Northeast Anderson Counties. Feuerborn was first elected in 1995.
“After careful consideration with my family and constituents from both parties, I have decided to seek re-election to the Kansas House,” said Feuerborn. “Gov. Brownback made the largest cut to public schools in Kansas history last year, and then pushed through a tax bill that will soon require even more budget cuts in the future. I want to continue my fight on the House Appropriations to protect the investments that make Kansas strong. My family and I recently sold our business and we are looking forward to having extra time for the 2012 campaign.”
Feuerborn is the Ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee. He also serves on the Education Budget Committee. In addition to these House Committees, Feuerborn serves on the Joint Committees on Special Claims Against the State, State Building Construction, and Legislative Budget.
"Rep. Feuerborn's experience in developing sound fiscal policy has earned him respect from both parties in the Legislature," said House Democratic Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence. "I admire his dedication to serving his constituents and his devotion to our state."
Feuerborn and his wife, Lynda, have been married for nearly 36 years and reside in rural Anderson County. They have three children and 7 grandchildren. Feuerborn served on the U.S.D. 365 School Board for four years and served as president in 1993. He has also been involved in the Kansas Livestock Association, the Farm Bureau, and the Garnett Optimists. Prior to serving as a Representative, Feuerborn worked in the business sector for over 35 years and owned his own company.
The 2012 election will take place on Nov. 6, 2012.
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