The Rahjes Report
Hello from Agra! Last Tuesday, the people spoke loud and clear, we want change. While most of us remained focused on the Presidential election, there were many changes happening in Kansas. When it was all said and done, Donald J. Trump became President-Elect and in the Kansas House, republicans lost a net 12 seats. This goes back to what former Speaker of the U.S. House, Tip O’Neill said “All politics is local.” It means we as elected officials need to continue to talk with our constituents and do our best to meet their needs.
January will be here before we know it and the challenges ahead are big, and with many new faces and ideas it might be one where idealism wins out over practicality. In the end, I believe we will come together as one Kansas and pass bills that our constituents told us they want.
Legislators will gather in Topeka on Monday, December 5th for leadership elections. Once we know who the leaders will be, it will give a better direction on how fast or slow we will work on the list ahead of us.
On a personal note, I would like to thank you for your vote on election day. I look forward to seeing you out and about in the district before the legislature convenes in January. If you have questions, or if I can be of service, please contact me: Ken Rahjes, 1798 E. 900 Rd. Agra, KS 67621 or call (785) 302-8416.
Thank you for the opportunity to be your representative!