HAYS – Rep. Eber Phelps, D-Hays, announced that he has filed with the Kansas Secretary of State for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Phelps represents the 111th District, which includes southern Ellis County and the city of Hays. He has served since 1997 and completed eight terms.

“I have worked hard to demonstrate a commitment to Kansas prosperity by consistently voting for job growth, quality schools and fair taxes,” said Phelps. “The state is going to have a very hard time making ends meet due to Gov. Brownback’s reckless tax package. I want to return to the Kansas House to ensure that the Legislature meets its responsibilities to Kansas schoolchildren, seniors, and working families before it gives away more tax breaks to the wealthy and big corporations.”

Phelps has been the House Minority Whip since 2001.  He currently serves on the House Education Committee.  Phelps is also a member of the House Committee on Taxation, the House Committee on Transportation, and the Legislative Educational Planning Committee.

Phelps works in sales and marketing for Glassman Corporation and is active in the local community.  He is a former mayor of Hays and also served on the Hays City Commission.  Additionally, he served as an Ambassador for the United States Army Reserve Corps for six years. Eber graduated from St. Joseph's Military Academy and received an undergraduate degree from Fort Hays State University.  In 2000, the City of Hays awarded Eber with the Citizen of the Year Award, followed by the All American Citizen Award in 2001.   

The 2012 election will take place on November 6th, 2012.

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