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Representative Cindy Holscher Files to Run for Kansas State Senate District 8
April 9, 2020 (Overland Park, KS) - After four years of public service in the Kansas House of Representatives, Cindy Holscher filed to run for the State Senate against Majority Leader Jim Denning. The filing follows yesterday's vote by Denning and four other members of the Legislative Coordinating Council to revoke the Governor’s executive order on mass-gatherings.
“It’s been an honor to serve the people of Overland Park and Lenexa for the last four years in the House,” Holscher said. "But it has become crystal clear that Sen. Denning does not represent his constituents’ interests. As one of the longest supporters of the disastrous Brownback experiment and with his many votes against our public schools, yesterday’s vote once again reaffirmed his extremist alliances."
Holscher started her political work in 2016 by joining Johnson County parents in a walk to Topeka to demand full funding for her children’s public schools. Since then, she has fought for quality education and access to affordable healthcare while championing reforms to antiquated sexual misconduct laws. She was also a founder of the Bipartisan Women’s Caucus, which was instrumental in undoing the Brownback tax experiment and saving Kansas from financial ruin.
Holscher initially announced her candidacy in April 2019, in part to pressure Sen. Denning to support Medicaid Expansion. “Our community has demanded Medicaid expansion for nearly a decade and has yet to see any results from their State Senator. Despite his recent change of heart and promise that he would get it done, he has still never voted in favor of Medicaid expansion.”
Holscher hopes to continue her work in the Senate to put people above party and thanks all of her supporters and constituents for their faith in her leadership. The public can learn more about her candidacy and contribute to her efforts via her campaign website, www.cindyforsenateks.com.
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