- A 20-year Johnson County resident, Cindy has real world business experience from working 12 years with Sprint Yellow Pages before, devoting herself full time to raising her children a working as a volunteer to better her community.
- Cindy and her husband, Greg Holscher, have three children who attend public schools.
- Cindy has served as a volunteer in the classroom, as part of the Harvester’s BackSnack program, as well as for her church and the local library.
- Cindy has served as a leader with the PTA, both locally and at the state level.
Legislative Accomplishments and Key Votes
- Have consistently voted on bills/amendments to increase public school funding.
- Voted to add over $500M to public school funding during 2018 session (bill signed 4/17/18 and 5/17/18 for trailer bill); voted for 2019 bill to add $90M to bring funding to levels of constitutional compliance
- Voted for restoration of due process for teachers.
- Have consistently advocated and voted for Medicaid Expansion
- Voted for expansion of telemedicine which ensures services are more widely covered by health insurance companies (HB 2028, signed 5/13/18).
- Helped end the most ruinous parts of the Brownback experiment by advocating and voting for tax restoration package that ended exemption for 330,000 (predominately wealthy) businesses owners WHILE KEEPING TAX RATES LOWER THAN 2012 LEVELS (SB 30; veto override 6/5/17).
- Helped prevent the restart of the Brownback experiment in 2018 and 2019 sessions
- Supported and voted for partial restoration of funds to T-Works, higher education and teaching hospitals; addition of $200,000 to Meals on Wheels program (part of 2018 budget).
Sexual Harassment, Sexual Coercion
- Introduced HB 2621 which made it a crime for law enforcement to engage in sexual relations with detainees; signed into law 5/10/18.
- Introduced HB 2695 which prevents taxpayer funds from being used for sexual harassment cases involving state elected officials; signed into law 5/15/18.
- Introduced legislation providing housing protections for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking or stalking; Senate version of the bill was passed in 2019 session
- Introduced legislation prohibiting the labeling/defining of children under the age of 14 as aggressors (as a means to reduce the length of sentence for defendants) in sexually violent crimes; Senate version of the bill was passed in 2019 session.
- Advocated and voted for HB 2579 which compensates those wrongly convicted & imprisoned (signed into law 5/15/18).
- Voted to keep guns out of the hands of domestic abusers (HB 2145, signed 4/20/18).
- Co-sponsored HB 2699 prohibiting “Gut and Go” procedures in the Legislature.
- Have consistently voted to reduce/eliminate the food sales tax.
- Helped form and lead the Women’s Caucus which worked in a collaborative, bipartisan fashion to end the Brownback experiment.