Press Releases

  • Davis appoints Hays legislator to LEPC

    Sep 8, 2011

    TOPEKA - House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence, announced today that Rep. Eber Phelps, Hays, has been re-appointed to serve on Legislative Educational Planning Commission The Legislative Educational Planning Commission is a joint committee that oversees issues relevant to the...

  • Legislative & community leaders call on Brownback to restore funding to Kansas Arts Commission

    Aug 30, 2011

    TOPEKA –  Today, legislative and community leaders called on Gov. Sam Brownback to restore funding to the Kansas Arts Commission in his FY 2013 budget proposal. Their request comes in the wake of recent decisions by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Mid-America...

  • K-ACTE names Ann Mah 'Policymaker of the Year'

    Aug 29, 2011

    Representative Ann Mah has been named as the 2011 state recipient of the Policymaker of the Year award from the Kansas Association for Career and Technical Education (K-ACTE). The awards ceremony took place during the Summer Conference of the K-ACTE on Monday, August 1 at 6 p.m. in...

  • Geraldine Flaharty will seek re-election in 2012

    Aug 29, 2011

    WICHITA – District 98 State Rep. Geraldine Flaharty, D-Wichita, filed for re-election Wednesday afternoon at the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office. Flaharty has served the 98th House District since 1995. She represents portions of Wichita and Oaklawn-Sunview. “I filed...

  • Davis appoints Wendy Parent to KS Employment First Oversight Commission

    Jul 14, 2011

    Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced today the appointment of Wendy Parent, Oskaloosa, to the Kansas Employment First Oversight Commission.   “It is an honor to appoint such a highly qualified and respected individual,” said Davis. “Ms....

  • House Democratic Leader responds to SRS office closures

    Jul 8, 2011

    “Just four weeks ago, SRS Secretary Siedlecki invited me and other Douglas County legislators to tour the Lawrence SRS office and never uttered one word about the possibility that it would be closed. Today I was informed that not only will the Lawrence office be closing, but so will nine...

  • Wichita legislator reappointed to Interstate Adult Offender Supervision Council

    Jun 30, 2011

    Topeka, KS -- Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced today that Rep. Melody McCray Miller, Wichita, has been appointed to the Kansas Council for Interstate Adult Offender Supervision. “I am privileged to be able to reappoint Rep. McCray Miller to the Kansas Council for...

  • Rep. Annie Kuether appointed to 911 Council

    Jun 30, 2011

    Topeka, KS -- Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced today that Rep. Annie Kuether, D-Topeka, has been appointed to the 911 Coordinating Council. “It is a privilege to appoint Rep. Kuether to the 911 Coordinating Council,” said Davis. “Rep. Kuether will serve the...

  • Redistricting apointees announced

    Jun 30, 2011

    TOPEKA -- Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence, announced the appointment today of the following House Democrats to the House Committee on Redistricting: o   Paul Davis, Lawrence (Ranking Democrat) o   Bob Grant, Cherokee o   Annie...

  • Thirteen House D's achieve perfect attendance in 2011 Legislative Session

    Jun 30, 2011

    TOPEKA, KS -- Twelve House Democrats were recognized today for achieving perfect attendance in the 2011 legislative session.  In total, 49 of 125 members in the House of Representatives achieved this distinction. Additionally, 13 of the House’s 33 Democratic members...

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