A Note from Jane Dirks...
My name is Jane Dirks, I am honored to be the Republican nominee to be your State Representative in District 20. The General Election is on November 3rd.
My husband Aaron and I have lived in the 20th District for 35 years at two different addresses. Up until 2004, we lived in Nall Hills before moving to our current neighborhood near 127th and Metcalf, where we have lived ever since. We love this area of our county and we want to see our community prosper in the years ahead.
Since the time I entered the race in February, our country and state have changed dramatically. As we worked to flatten the curve and defeat COVID-19, our economy ground to a standstill, and tens of thousands of Kansans lost their jobs. Many small businesses have already shuttered for good, and even as the economy begins to reopen, the road to recovery will be a long one.
As a result of these unique challenges, our leaders must be fully committed to representing our values and be transparent about what they believe and how they will vote. As a Republican Precinct Committeewoman, I believe in limited government, free enterprise, keeping taxes low, and a commitment to a culture of life. I hear and share constant concerns regarding soaring property and sales taxes, health care access and affordability, and whether our schools are focused on student success.
I know many are quite anxious about the future - for themselves, their children, and their grandchildren. As a married mother of four children with seven grandchildren, I echo these worries. I believe it is imperative that the legislature be prepared to act swiftly to ensure that our state is in the best position possible to bounce back strongly.
Even before the onset of the coronavirus, we were facing a number of challenges here in Kansas. People are choosing to leave Kansas at concerning levels. Our income, property, and sales taxes are all very high and are placing a burden on both our families and small businesses. It is time we meet that burden with strong leadership who understands the needs of families and small businesses.
The Kansas Legislature is a "citizen legislature," and as such, citizens must step up and run when they feel led to do so. My involvement in Kansas politics dates back two decades and I have closely followed the issues facing our great state and am prepared to fight for the people of this district. I recently retired from working at Whitefield Academy; that has provided me the time to step forward and, if elected, serve my state in this new capacity.
However, I cannot get there without you. The 20th District has nearly 20,000 voters, and I need to raise the funds necessary to pay for the literature, yard signs, mailers, and online presence that will put me in position to be victorious in November. You can donate by clicking here - any amount will help!
In addition to funds, I am also looking for volunteers! Whether you can walk door-to-door with me or simply stuff envelopes, I will be looking for help all summer and fall. If you would like to volunteer for any of these activities or if you have any questions at all, I encourage you to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I deeply appreciate any support you are able to provide. Most of all, I ask for your prayers as I step forward in this important endeavor. I hope you can join me.