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Legislative Update from Brenda Dietrich

Dietrich for Senate Mid-summer Update

July 27, 2019

Friends:

It has been my honor to be your voice in the Capitol and I look forward to continuing my service as your state representative in the next legislative session.  I’d like to give you an update on what I’ve been up to recently and the most newsworthy is my announcement to run for the 20th Senate District, which includes nearly all of the 52nd House District.  It has been a true privilege serving all of you in the 52nd and I am grateful for the outpouring of support I have received since I filed for the Senate in early July.  I will continue to fight for what’s right…….for fair taxes and a balanced budget, accountability and transparency in government, and strong families and schools.  Like you, I’ve grown tired of politicians who make promises they can’t keep, have their own personal agendas and forget who elected them.  It’s time to get rid of the politicians and return the public servants to office.
                       

I have a heart for public service and the determination to get things done.  I am here to serve you and to be a strong voice for common sense in the legislature.  I am always available to take your phone calls or answer your emails and I am very engaged in community activities, so you will see me all over our area!

Around the Community

Since the session ended in early May, I have been busy attending district events, helping constituents with issues involving state agencies, and continuing work on legislative projects as I prepare for the next Legislative session on January 13, 2020. I am at the Capitol nearly every week, meeting with constituents, attending events, or hosting local groups.  I take my responsibilities as a legislator very seriously and work hard to stay engaged and informed and do everything I can to represent you, our district, and Kansas in the most positive and productive way.
  • Attended the Greater Topeka Partnership Small Business Awards meeting at the Ramada
  • Hosted the KS U.S. Senate Youth Leadership Award Winners and their parents on the floor of the House
  • At the Capitol for the Governor’s Proclamation signing honoring the National Teachers Hall of Fame
  • Addressed the Kansas Electric Cooperative Youth Tour students who came to Topeka from all across Kansas and Hawaii….then gave them and their parents a late-night tour of the Capitol
  • Participated in the Brick Unveiling at Claire’s Courtyard at the TSCPL as a member of the Library Foundation Board
  • Traveled to Washington, D.C. as part of the Kansas Delegation for the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition whose purpose is to support strategic investments to protect our national security, build economic prosperity, and strengthen our humanitarian values.
  • Met with representatives of our Congressional Delegation in Washington, D.C. to talk about the importance of strong trade programs that protect Kansas’s exports around the world.
  • Attended the Grand Opening/ribbon cutting for Washburn Tech East on June 21st.
  • Attended the National Teachers Hall of Fame Induction Celebration at Emporia State University
  • Joined 100+ community members at the TSCPL to provide feedback to the Children’s Cabinet on Early Childhood programs in our community
  • Emceed the Jayhawk Area Council of Boy Scouts 2019 Distinguished Citizen Dinner honoring Dr. Stan and Jody Teeter and Westar Energy
  • Met with the Commissioner of Education to discuss progress of several task force initiatives and potential legislative issues in 2020
  • Welcomed KYEA students to the Old Supreme Court Room and assisted with their mock debate.  KYEA is the Kansas Youth Empowerment Academy whose mission is to educate, mentor, and support youth with disabilities.
  • Hosted students at the Capitol from the Youth Civic Leadership Institute sponsored by the Robert Dole Institute of Politics to share experiences being a legislator and answer their questions.
  • Attended the Legislative Rural Summit in Lindsborg

Contact Brenda

6110 SW 38th Terrace
Topeka, Kansas 66610
Phone: 785-221-3853
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Legislative Appointments and Conferences

I also attended the Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislative Conference in mid-July.  This conference is specifically organized and designed by and for the Midwest’s state legislators.  We had many policy sessions and distinguished speakers.  The Speaker appointed me to the Education Committee and I learned about many new initiatives in other mid-west states, including additional details about the 2018 Farm Bill and how it might impact Kansas.

In August, it will be my honor to participate in the Henry Toll Fellows Leadership Program, which is described as a leadership “boot camp” for policy makers.  The selection process was rigorous, but I am looking forward to it!
As a reminder, I was appointed to the following committees and we are meeting per the Chair’s schedule:
  • Dyslexia Task Force – Vice Chair
  • National Council of State Legislators – Education Standing Committee
  • Council of State Governments – Midwest Education Committee
  • National Council of State Legislators – School Finance Fellow
  • Blue Ribbon Task Force on Bullying – Legislative member

Help Brenda

                                   
I am excited about this new opportunity to serve and I hope I can count on you to support me in my run for the Kansas Senate. I am working hard to put together a great campaign, but I need your help. Your contribution of $1,000 or $500 or whatever amount is appropriate will help me get a head start on the 2020 election cycle. Click here to donate today!

Donate to Brenda's Campaign (https://www.dietrichforsenate.com/donate/)
 
 
It continues to be a privilege to serve you.  As always, feel free to contact me with concerns or comments.

Contact Me

During the off session time of year, the quickest way to reach me is by email or cell phone (785-221-3853)   or dietrbre@gmail.com.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve! 
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