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Kansas State House District 85

The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Kansas. Composed of 125 state representatives from districts with roughly equal populations of at least 19,000, its members are responsible for crafting and voting on legislation, helping to create a state budget, and legislative oversight over state agencies.

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    Marcey Gregory
    (Dem)

  • Patrick Penn
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

With all of the issues facing Kansas brought about by the COVID-19 virus, what would be your first priority?

Would you support overturning the SAFE Act that was put into place creating barriers to voting by Kansans? What changes to Kansas election laws and voting systems would you support? Please explain why you would support those changes.

What is your position on expanding Medicaid? Why? What would you propose to ensure health care availability in rural areas?

What is your position on gun control and the issue of gun violence? What, if any, changes would you propose to current laws?

How can changes be made to current House and Senate rules that allow for Chamber Leaders to control Committee leadership?

Will you support changing the House and Senate rules to allow a transparent system for determining which proposed bills are heard, debated and voted on? If not, why not?

Issues with DCF and foster care, plus antiquated computer systems in the Departments of Labor and Education have made news. Do you feel that our current agencies are funded at a level that they can carry out their missions? If yes, what is the problem? If no, how can it be addressed?

How can Legislators address the issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Kansas?

In the current politically-polarized environment, how can Senators and Representatives work together to govern Kansas?

New legislative districts are drawn by the Legislature during the second year following the Census (2012, 2022, etc.) Would you vote in favor of an amendment that would create an impartial committee to draw the new legislative districts in Kansas?

Personal Biography Married to Gary Gregory for 39 years. Two adult sons, Steven and Stacy. Business owner, and former mayor of the City of Goddard, KS
Campaign Phone (316) 208-3261
Campaign Email run4g2@att.net
Campaign Web Site http://MarceyforKansas.com
Education Graduate Wichita North High School, 1979 2 years @WSU
Community/Public Service Goddard Planning Commission 2005-2007 Mayor, City of Goddard 2007-2017
Address 4323 N. Spyglass Circle
Medicaid expansion. After this pandemic we need to have access to medical coverage for everyone.
I will support any measure that makes it easier for Kansans to vote. There are many changes that would help this; making election day a holiday, voting by mail are just a couple that I think should be considered.
As I said above, that would be my top priority if elected. Making sure that everyone has medical coverage, and that hospitals in rural areas are able to stay open. I also like the idea of student loan forgiveness to medical/nursing students if they will commit to working in a rural or impoverished area.
Common sense laws; mandatory safety classes, background check, waiting period. Making automatic weapons more difficult to get and mental health care easier to get.
I am unfamiliar with what current rules are, but favor any measure that promotes equity, transparency and accountability.
Yes, as I said above, I am a big believer that elected officials conduct the business of the state in an open and transparent manner.
Technology is expensive, but it is critical to be able to provide services to the citizens of this state. I have not had the opportunity to review the budgets for those departments, but if software, or hardware has become a hinderance for providing services, then I would definitely favor making changes.
By reaching out and encouraging conversations with members of different communities, seeking out their issues or concerns and trying to find solutions to problems together.
The first thing we need to do is stop vilifying members of the "other" party. Bridge building requires mutual respect and if we can agree that we are ALL tasked with the purpose of trying to make life better for the average Kansan, that we are all on the same side it would be a big step toward healing the polarization
Yes, it would have to be a non-partisan committee, but I think it is always beneficial to re-evaluate how to set up new districts.
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