Eric Jenkins Files By Petition for State Representative

Shawnee, KS – Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins has filed for State Representative in District 18, doing so by petition, earning more than enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Jenkins, a Republican, possesses extensive experience that make him uniquely qualified for State Representative, including:
  • Elected as Shawnee City Councilman
  • 21-year veteran of the Shawnee Planning Commission
  • Served on Johnson County Charter Commission in 2011
  • Small business owner in Shawnee
  • Retired Colonel, US Army Reserves with 34 years of service, including active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 30-year veteran of FEMA, with expertise in community preparedness, mitigation and emergency response
  • Served as member of Northwest Advisory Board to the Board of Education
Jenkins is seeking the seat due to concerns about the direction of the state and the incumbent's liberal record.

“The 18th District is filled with many hard-working families and individuals who are barely making ends meet. Since the last election, Kansas imposed a massive, retroactive tax increase on nearly all Kansans, including those at the very bottom end of the income scale. It’s important these families have someone who will listen to them and speak for them - which is why I chose to file by petition,” said Jenkins.

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