PITTSBURG – Rep. Julie Menghini, D-Pittsburg, announced today that she has filed with the Secretary of State for re-election in the Kansas House of Representatives. Menghini has represented the 3rd district for six years. She was first elected in 2004.
“It is an honor and privilege to work on behalf of the Pittsburg community in the Statehouse,” said Menghini. “I continue to look for ways to improve our local economy and best represent the interests of Southeast Kansas.”
As a state legislator, Menghini has been an invaluable member of the House Taxation Committee, fighting for common sense solutions during the 2010 budget crisis that will get Kansas on the road to economic recovery. In addition, she actively worked on the House Transportation committee to develop Kansas’ next comprehensive transportation plan. T-WORKS (Transportation Works for Kansas) was approved on the final day of the 2010 Legislative Session and will get 175,000 Kansans back to work.
“As we begin to emerge from the economic recession, we have an opportunity to come out better and stronger than ever,” said Gov. Mark Parkinson. “That’s why we need the leadership of Julie Menghini in the Kansas House. She has consistently worked for and voted for job growth, strong roads, quality schools and safe communities. Julie’s leadership- especially during the 2010 session- will ensure that Kansas remains a great place to live, work and raise a family.”
Menghini is currently the Ranking Democrat on the House Taxation Committee. She also serves on the House Committees for Transportation, Elections and the Joint Committee on Kansas Security. She is a member of the Kansas Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations and the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Borard.
The 3rd House District covers most of Pittsburg. She resides in Pittsburg with her husband, Henry, who works as an attorney. They have three children: Aria, Connor and Dante.
The 2010 election will take place on November 2nd, 2010. To learn more about Menghini, visit www. juliemenghini.com.
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