HUTCHINSON- Rep. Jan Pauls, Hutchinson, announced today that she has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Pauls represents the 102nd House district, which includes most of the southern half of Hutchinson.

Pauls was in Topeka Tuesday to participate in a bill signing ceremony with Gov. Parkinson, former Attorney General Bob Stephan and Curt and Christie Brungardt  (parents of Jana Mackey a KU law student who was tragically murdered in 2008). The bill, HB2517, was a tremendous bi-partisan endeavor to set in law some additional protections for victims of domestic violence.

Pauls has been a member of the House of Representatives since 1991 and has not missed a vote and only one day of attendance, due to a snow storm, in nineteen years. She serves as the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations and the Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee. Pauls is also on the Kansas Sentencing Commission and nationally, the Uniform Law Commission.

“My job is to know and represent every day the priorities of the people who live in my district,” said Pauls. “Kansas government needs to provide for our most vulnerable citizens and also, much like the doctors oath, we should ‘do no harm’. “

Pauls is a graduate of Sterling College, University of Kansas Law School and has an extensive legal background. She was a judge, a prosecutor, and Reno County counsel. A private practice attorney, she was formerly director of the Reno County Legal Aid Society.

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