Representative Ken Rahjes (Agra-R) has filed for re-election for another two year term in the Kansas House of Representatives. Rahjes has served in the chamber since December of 2015 and has wrapped up a two year assignment as Chairman of the Higher Education Budget Committee where he worked in a bi-partisan manner to strengthen investment dollars and encourage tuition freezes in the regent institutions.
Ken has also served on the Taxation and Appropriations Committees where he has worked on a fair and comprehensive tax system, while also making investments in tax revenues to help Kansans in education, economic development, transportation and social services.
“We must have policies that strengthen the Kansas economy and hold the line on regulations and encourage growth and the entrepreneurial spirit that Kansans are known for,” Rahjes said.
“The next session will need leaders that have experience in dealing with the good times and challenging times of the Kansas budget. I am looking forward to working with our leaders in finding solutions that will provide for essential services while holding the line on taxes,” Rahjes added.
After this fall’s general election in November, the legislature will gather for leadership elections and committee assignments will be made soon after. One key issue in the next session will be re-apportionment of the U.S. House Districts, State School Board Districts and all Kansas State House and Senate Districts.
Rahjes is married to Lori (Hoopingarner) Rahjes. They have four grown children and are small business owners.
The 110th District is comprised of the counties of Norton, Phillips, Rooks, portions of Ellis (including the city of Ellis) and portions of Graham (including the city of Hill City).