Gardner resident Caitlin Trujillo, Democrat, has filed to run for the 43rd District in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Trujillo grew up attending USD 231 schools and is a 2008 graduate of Gardner Edgerton High School. As a student, she participated in many extracurricular activities while maintaining high academic achievement, including induction into the National Honor Society and the Academic Hall of Fame. Trujillo credits the Gardner-Edgerton School District for the strong foundation that allowed her to pursue her higher education.
Trujillo graduated from Brown University in 2012 with a degree in political science, with special interest in American politics and constitutional law. While pursuing her degree, she worked for the Brown Daily Herald newspaper, where she was a senior staff writer reporting on metro news and community developments in Providence, Rhode Island. She was also a member of the political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha.
Since graduation, she has worked in retail customer service as she makes plans to attend law school — and now, to serve 43rd district constituents in Topeka.
“Gardner is a great place to grow up, with a great sense of community,” Trujillo said. “I felt compelled to run because the last two legislative sessions have demonstrated a disregard for the people of Kansas and this district. I am committed to working on sound, responsible policy, and renewing focus on the strong educational system that afforded me such great opportunities,” she said.
Trujillo sharpened her reporting skills while working a summer internship for the GardnerEdge covering local issues. She has also served her fellow citizens through active participation in national voter registration initiatives. More information regarding her campaign will soon be available at