LAWRENCE – John Wilson, Lawrence, announced today that he intends to file for election to the Kansas House of Representatives in the 10th District. The 10th House District covers southeast Lawrence, Baldwin City and portions of rural Douglas County.

“We need more representatives in Topeka who will stand up for Kansas values,” said Wilson. “That means advocating for public school funding, fighting for fair taxes, and creating good paying jobs that will restore the American Dream. I am running for the Kansas House because the Legislature has lost track of these values over the last two years.”

For the past six years Wilson has worked for a national non-profit that works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity in America and inspire young people to eat healthier, move more and advocates for healthy change in their schools and communities. Wilson provides consulting and technical assistance related to youth engagement in addressing obesity.

Wilson graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in design. He served as the co-director of the Center for Community Outreach at the University of Kansas and established strong community ties as he worked to expand service opportunities for college students. Wilson is also a member of the Douglas County Historical Society and was a founding member of the Douglas County Food Policy Council. He has been a member of Plymouth Congregational Church in Lawrence since 2006 and serves on the church council.

Wilson and his wife, Jami, were married in 2011. They are expecting their first child in July.

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