seeks third term in Kansas House
represents the 4th House District, which includes all of Linn County and most of Bourbon County.
was first elected in 2006.
"It has been an honor to serve the people of the 4th House District," Palmer
"I have deeply appreciated the opportunity work across party lines to find practical and efficient ways to solve problems.
As state representative, I have made every effort to vote according to the values of our district, keep my constituents informed, and help those in need."
Palmer serves on the House Committees on Commerce and Labor, Higher Education, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Transportation, Education, Rules and Regulations as well as the Commission for the Aging.
four years of service, Palmer
has maintained near perfect attendance both in committee and on the House floor.
was only absent when her
husband was in the Mayo Clinic this year.
In four years, Palmer
has missed only one recorded vote.
has always demonstrated the ability to work across the aisle in an effort to protect Kansas schools, ensure the safety of our communities and provide for our elderly and disabled.
in the Statehouse on behalf of Linn and Bourbon counties, Kansas will emerge from this economic recession better and stronger than ever."
has worked in all levels of education for over 40 years.
experience ranges from elementary school teacher to service as a member of the Kansas
Board of Regents.
She was named Kansas Teacher of the Year in 1982, was inducted into the Kansas Teachers' Hall of Fame in 2002, was named one of seven top Kansans of the Year by the Topeka Capital-Journal in 1993 and served as National President of the Pittsburg State University Board of Directors for the Alumni Association in 2005-2006.
has also been honored with Outstanding Alumni Awards from both Fort Scott Community College
and Pittsburg State University
is a lifelong Kansan.
state and local involvement include: Leadership Kansas; Big Brother/Big Sister Board; County-wide 4-H Horticulture Leader; County Fair Supt.; Fort Scott Community College
Alumni and Friends Board; Presbyterian Advisory Council; Delta Kappa Gamma; Progressive Mother's Club; First Baptist Church; Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce; Rotary; Courtland Group; Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Volunteer; Kansas
Teachers' Hall of Fame District 1 chair; and Precinct Committeewoman.
Palmer earned diplomas from Fort Scott High School and Fort Scott Junior College before obtaining both undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education from Kansas State College of Pittsburg.
also holds an Education Specialists Degree in School Administration from Pittsburg State University
resides on a farm southwest of Fort Scott
husband, Ron of 47 years.
They have two grown sons and five grandchildren.
The Palmer family has also owned and operated several small businesses in the past.
has been supported by: Kansans for Life; Kansas
Livestock Association; National Rifle Association; Kansas Farm Bureau; K-NEA; Kansas Association of School Boards
and School Administrators; Kansas Families United for Public Education; and Kansas Citizens for Higher Education.
has agreed with Gov.
Parkinson's SPEND SPEND SPEND agenda.
All you have to do is read her
newsletters for yourself.