Julie Menghini

PITTSBURG – Julie Menghini, D-Pittsburg, announced today that she has filed by petition with the Kansas Secretary of State for the 3rd District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. Menghini represented the 3rd district from 2005-2010.

“I worked very hard as a state legislator to protect public education, create jobs, and make the Kansas tax code more fair,” said Menghini.  “In just two years much of that progress has been lost. The largest cut to public education in Kansas history was implemented and the most regressive tax plan in the nation was signed into law. I want to return to the Legislature to help get our state - and the Pittsburg community - back on track.”      
During her time in the Kansas House, Menghini was the ranking minority member of the House Taxation Committee, fighting for common sense solutions to get Kansas on the road to economic recovery.  In addition, she actively worked on the House Transportation committee to develop Kansas’ comprehensive transportation plan. This program will create 175,000 new jobs over the next decade and was the largest jobs package to ever be signed into law in Kansas.

“We need more moderate, common sense leaders like Julie Menghini back in the Kansas House," said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence. "She has consistently worked for and voted for job growth, strong roads, quality schools and safe communities. Julie’s leadership and ability to work across the aisle will ensure that Kansas remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.”

Menghini resides in Pittsburg with her husband, Henry, who works as an attorney.  They have three children: Aria, Connor and Dante.

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

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