Kansas State House District 34
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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Valdenia C. Winn
What is your reason for running for this particular office at this particular time, and what will be your top three priorities if elected?
What do you bring to the table that would make your community trust in your ability to work on their behalf?
Thousands of people in Wyandotte County are working full-time but aren’t making enough in wages to cover the basics. Do you think the minimum wage should be raised? If so, what should it be raised to?
Wyandotte County has a very rich culture of immigrants who have been under attack in recent years. What legislation would you support at the state level to help strengthen protections for undocumented folks in our community?
Do you think the government should regulate a woman’s access and right to reproductive health services? Please explain.
College History Professor at KCKCC for over 40 years. Community Activist promoting services to youth and senior citizens. Member of USD 500 school board, former President.
KCKCC-Associate of Arts-'70;
University of Kansas-BSE- '72;
University of Kansas-MA-Liberal Arts-'75;
University of Kansas-PhD-History-'92
Struggler's Hill/Roots Neighborhood Association-member;
Greater Kc Women's Political Caucus-Bd member;
Kansas Chapter- National Women's Political Caucus-President;
Northeast Cooperative Council-Treas.;
P.O. Box 12327
Kansas City, Kansas 66112
Throughout my 20 years as a Kansas State Representative, I have stood for providing a voice to the voiceless and fighting for equity and justice. This particular time is crucial for me to run for this particular office because state issues are directly impacting my constituents. My top priorities are equity and quality education for all Kansas students, expanding Medicare during this time of crisis and fighting against voter suppression tactics.
I bring to the table 20 years of legislative experience. I am a college history professor and member of the USD 500 school board and a community volunteer. I have proven that I have integrity, steadfastness, and a strong commitment to standing up for the residents of the 34th District, and all Kansans. Over the years my legislative accomplishments have included keeping a Parole office from being placed adjacent to a child care center in my district. Furthermore, I have risked my career standing up for Dreamers in fighting to maintain in-state tuition. Furthermore, with my leadership, I coordinated the legislation that commissioned a mural of Brown vs. BOE of Topeka in the Kansas State Capitol. I have a proven record and the citizens of the 34th wholeheartedly trust that I have the ability and willpower to continue to work on their behalf.
Yes, the minimum wage should be raised to at least $15 per hour.
In 2015 I took a stand to fight to maintain in-state tuition for Kansas "Dreamers". That legislation is still in force. Also, we should pass legislation to expand "sanctuary cities"..and WYCO should become a sanctuary city. Finally, we need to pass legislation protecting undocumented folks from being harassed by ICE if they have not committed any crime.
No, I am Pro-Choice. I oppose any legislation that should regulate a woman's access and right to reproductive health services. I believe that women's health is a private decision between the woman and her physician.
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