WELLINGTON – Rep. Vince Wetta, D-Wellington, has filed for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Wetta represents the 80th House District, covering most of Sumner County. He has served as a representative since 2007.
“I have been honored to serve in the Kansas House of Representatives for the last six years, but there is still more to do,” said Wetta. “Now that the economy is on the uptick, I have been very focused on restoring some of the devastating cuts that have been made to public schools in recent years. I have also supported measures to lower property taxes and create new jobs. I'm seeking re-election to the House so I can continue this work on behalf of South Central Kansas.”
Wetta is the Ranking Democrat on the Transportation Committee. He also serves on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Transportation and Public Safety Budget Committee, and the Legislative Budget Committee. In addition, Wetta serves on the Joint Committees on Energy and Environmental Policy.
“Vince has been a moderate, common sense advocate for Sumner County for the last six years,” said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence. “He is very sensitive to the needs of his district and he diligently represents their values in the Kansas House of Representatives.”
Wetta spent 41 years working in the railroad industry. He and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Wellington, where he is involved in the Knights of Columbus, the Rotary, the Elks Club, and the Parish Council.
The 2012 election will take place on Nov. 6, 2012.
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