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Kansas State House District 28

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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    Sally Jercha
    (Dem)

  • Carl Turner
    (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 Sally grew up in a fifth-generation Kansan family, completing her chemical engineering degree and MBA outside the state and bringing her family back to Kansas to raise her children in the world-class Blue Valley School District. After a successful career in refining, she devoted her time and energy to service – at church, in schools, and in the broader community. Sally and her husband, Anthony, live in Leawood and have been married for 16 years. They have two sons - David, 14, and Jake, 9
Campaign Phone (913) 735-6068
Campaign Email sally@sally4ks.com
Campaign Web Site http://www.sally4ks.com
Education University of Southern California, BS Chemical Engineering ULCA, MBA
Community/Public Service Sally just finished her two year term as PTO President at Prairie Star Middle School and assists the school district in her final year on the Curriculum & Instruction Committee. She has also provided parent perspective on the Blue Valley Middle School Study Committee, and was recently appointed to the BVSD Reopening Task Force. Sally is proud to lead the Leawood Lion’s Club BSA Troop 6010 as Scoutmaster – the largest BSA troop of young women in the Kansas City Metro. She also organizes the Prairie Star Elementary PTO Cub Scout Pack 3472 as Committee Chair and directed the Soaring Eagle District Cub Scout Day Camp for two years. In addition to these Scout-related positions, Sally served for two years as a Johnson County Master Food Volunteer through the K-State Extension Program.
Address 15069 Sherwood St Leawood, KS 66224
My first priority would be to make sure our public school funding is kept as whole as possible in this time of decimated state and local revenues. I think Governor Kelly's initial budget recommendations were extremely sound and well thought out.
Yes, I would support the repeal of the SAFE act. My philosophy is voting rights are the most important rights in a democracy. The SAFE Act hurts many groups, but most importantly it hurts seniors who have transitioned away from driving. Getting a state-issued picture ID is difficult and an unnecessary barrier.
Expanding Medicaid in Kansas is long overdue. Beyond providing healthcare for approximately 150,000 Kansans, strengthening rural hospitals, and expanding access to affordable prescriptions, lies the business case for expansion - the creation of thousands of jobs and the return of Kansans' federal tax dollars to our state.
I understand that common sense safeguards are needed to keep our community safe – like requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning bump stocks, and keeping guns out of public hospitals, mental health centers and college campuses.

I also stand firmly against “Teacher-Carry” – arming our public-school teachers – and support the creation of “Red-Flag” laws to temporarily remove the ability to harm the public from those who have made credible threats.

I am proud to have earned the Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate distinction in this race.
I think leaders need to be more collaborative in deciding committee leaderships. I would support each chamber, not the majority party in a closed door session, voting on its leadership.
Yes.
Clearly our state needs to update our technology and provide the necessary training for our employees to solve the immediate problems. Our current agencies are still attempting to recover from the "slash and burn" Brownback years and need supplemental funding to carry out their mission. The next two years will be tough due to the economic hardships brought on by the pandemic. We will need to advocate for funding from our federal government to make our state budget whole.
I will work to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe community for all. Kansans of all races, origins, ages, abilities and sexual orientations deserve a seat at the table and should be included on government committees and boards across the state. I will support legislation to address systemic racial inequities in the justice system, housing, healthcare and other areas. I am willing to have the tough conversations and do the work required to bring about real change. I also support a statewide nondiscrimination clause to protect our LGBTQ+ community.
We can work together by reaching across the aisle and talking to each other and finding unified solutions to the issues that are common to all Kansans. Our polarization has to end.
Yes.
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