Kansas Legislature to convene on Monday

The 2015 Kansas Legislature is set to convene at 2 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 12. 

The Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. Representatives are elected for a two-year term, and senators are elected for a four-year term.

Locally, Republican Becky Hutchins of Holton serves the 61st District of the Kansas House of Representatives, which includes most of Jackson and Pottawatomie counties. Hutchins is returning to the Legislature after serving the area as the 50th District representative from 1994 to 2006. 

Republican Randy Garber of Sabetha was re-elected to the 62nd District Kansas House of Representatives seat in November. The 62nd District includes Jackson County townships north of 286th Road, including the cities of Netawaka and Whiting, Nemaha and Brown counties and a portion of Atchison County. Garber was first elected to this position in 2010. 

Republican Dennis Pyle of Hiawatha has served as the senator for District 1 since 2004. He was re-elected in 2012. District 1 includes Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Marshall, Nemaha and Pottawatomie counties. 

The lawmakers can be reached at their offices during the legislative session:

* Rep. Hutchins – According to the state website, the phone number for her office has yet to be determined. She can be reached by email at becky.hutchins@house.ks.gov. Her office is Room 176-W.

* Rep. Garber – Call 785 296-7665 or email  randy.garber@house.ks.gov. His office is Room 166-W.

* Sen. Pyle – Call 785-296-7379 or email Dennis.Pyle@senate.ks.gov. His office is Room 234-E.

* Gov. Sam Brownback – Call 785-296-3232. 

The Legislature usually adjourns in early May.

The Holton Recorder

109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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