Emily PerryOVERLAND PARK - Emily Perry, D-Overland Park, has filed for election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Perry resides in the 24th House District, which includes the city of Merriam, portions of western Mission and northern Overland Park.

Perry was born in Merriam, Kan. and is a lifelong resident of Johnson County. She is a product of Shawnee Mission schools and graduated from Shawnee Mission East in 2004. She went on to obtain an undergraduate degree in social work from Miami University, where she was on the Dean’s List.

"When Gov. Brownback made the largest cut to public education in Kansas history, I became fearful that future generations will not have the opportunity to receive the same quality of education that was so essential to my own success," said Perry. "I want to serve in the Kansas Legislature to work toward restoring those funding cuts."

Perry has been actively involved in her community for many years. She worked as a swimming coach from 2006-2008 and volunteered as Victim Advocate for Middletown, Ohio Municipal Court, working with victims of domestic violence and rape. Perry also participated in fund raising for American Royal and ALS Association. In 2008, she worked as Diversity Coordinator for Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association.

Perry graduated in the top 25 percent of her class from the University of Kansas School of Law in May 2012. She worked as a summer clerk for Wagstaff & Cartmell, LLP in 2011 and was a legal intern at the United States District Court of Kansas in 2010. Perry will take the bar examination in July.

The 2012 Election will take place November 6, 2012.


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