Rep. Bob Grant, D-Frontenac, announced today that he has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.

Throughout his 19 years in the Kansas Legislature, Grant has demonstrated unwavering commitment to working families, public schools, and the people of District 2.  He has vigorously supported initiatives to grow the economy of Southeast Kansas (particularly in gaming), and has fought tirelessly to protect public schools throughout this economic recession.

"We have a lot more to do, which is why I hope the people of the 2nd House District will rehire me in 2012,” said Grant.  “In particular, I am focused on restoring the painful cuts that our local schools have endured over the last couple of years. I’m also going to continue to work to lower the state’s property tax burden by supporting tax policies that are fair and fiscally responsible.”

Grant serves as the Ranking Democrat on the House Financial Institutions Committee and the House Insurance Committee.  He is also a member of the House committees on Agriculture and Natural Resources and the House Transportation Committee.  Additionally, Grant serves on the Joint Committee on Claims against the State and the Joint Committee on State Building Construction.

“Bob is a results-driven legislator who can always be relied upon to make sound decisions in the Capitol,” said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence.  “I look forward to supporting his re-election campaign in 2012.”   

Grant customarily files for re-election with the Kansas Secretary of State on St. Patrick’s Day.

“I can use all the luck of the Irish I can get,” he said.

However, since the 17th fell on Saturday this year, he filed Friday, the 16th.

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