April 18, 2014

Lynn seeks leadership role in Kansas Senate

Danedri Thompson
dthompson@gardnernews.com
The 2012 general election is over, but Sen. Julia Lynn, R-Olathe, is still campaigning.
The Senator, who will represent the north part of Gardner in the upcoming legislative session, has thrown her hat in the ring to become the assistant majority leader of the Kansas Senate.
Lynn said she decided to run for the role, in part, because the majority of senators lining up for leadership positions were from the Wichita area. She said she hopes Johnson County will have a greater voice.
“I felt that geographical fairness would be something that everyone should consider,” she said.
As Assistant Senate Majority Leader, Lynn would be tasked with helping the Republican caucus in the state Senate communicate with one another and with their constituents.
She said there are a variety of ways that can be done using technology.
“My role would be to make sure that our caucus members have the information they need on bills,” Lynn said. “That they have information for newsletter communications and use Facebook and Twitter, if they want, to send our message to the people of Kansas of what we’re doing and why it’s important to them.”
Members of the Senate will select leadership in the upcoming weeks.

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