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State Legislators Converge on Russell

RMSI Legislative Event coverRussell Main Street, Inc. and the Deines Cultural Center hosted a come and go reception Tuesday evening that featured nine members of the Kansas House of Representatives and Senate.

The legislators that participated in the event are pictured here, from left to right in the front row: Representative Sue Boldra, Representative Susan Concannon, Representative and Majority Leader Jene Vickrey, and Senator Elaine Bowers; in the back row: Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady, Senator and Candidate for Kansas Insurance Commissioner Clark Shultz, Representative Troy Waymaster, Representative and Speaker of the Kansas House Ray Merrick, and Representative and Speaker Pro Tem Peggy Mast.

The legislators mingled, enjoyed refreshments and talked with Russell area citizens about current issues facing Kansans, such as education funding, rural healthcare and rural incentive programs.

Russell Main Street Executive Director Krista Pasek says she is happy with how the event turned out.

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About 50 area folks attended the event.

(Photos by David Elliott)

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