KANSAS HOUSE DISTRICT 29

Rep. Parker is endorsed by 
REP. BRETT PARKER (D)
Jan 9, 2017 - Present
Ranking Minority Member - Elections
Strong Public School Advocate
Favors Real Revenue Reform
Committed to Accountability & Transparency
Local Control
HOUSE COMMITTEES:
Joint Committee on Pensions, Investments, and Benefits
Appropriations
Calendar and Printing
Higher Education Budget

DISTRICT PROFILE: DEMOCRAT

BLUE VALLEY SCHOOLS
Blue Valley Northwest*
Blue Valley North*
Oxford Middle*
Overland Trail Middle*
Indian Valley Elementary
Valley Park Elementary*
Overland Trail Elementary*
*physical school buildings outside House 16 boundaries
OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHARING HOUSE 16:
Shawnee Mission School District

BRETT PARKER DEFEATED ANTI-PUBLIC EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE, JAMES TODD, IN 2016.

James Todd IS A REPUBLICAN MEMBER OF THE KANSAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, REPRESENTING DISTRICT 29. HE WAS FIRST ELECTED TO THE CHAMBER IN 2012.
VOTERS REPLACED JAMES TODD IN THE 2016 GENERAL ELECTION WITH PRO-PUBLIC EDUCATION REPRESENTATIVE, BRETT PARKER.
JAMES TODD'S VOTING RECORD ON
KEY BILLS CAUSING SIGNIFICANT DAMAGE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION
HB 2117

The 2012 tax policy change that started Kansas on the path to zero income taxes and completely exempted 330,000 business owners.

 

Vote took place before Todd was in office.

HB 2506

The 2014 budget bill, which coerced votes for education policy riders (Elimination of Teacher Due Process, Tax Credit 'voucher' Scholarship Program, Elimination of Teacher Licensure requirements).

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

 

HB 2019

The 2014 judicial bill that repealed merit based system for electing judges to Court of Appeals to partisan appointment by the Governor.

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

HB 2104 / SB 171

The 2015 move of local municipal elections to the fall, partisan cycle, and interrupting school board terms.

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

Hs Sub for SB 161

The 2016-17 adjusted budget bill that continues to borrow and sweep, without addressing the underlying revenue shortfall and associated tax policy.

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

SB 56

Repeal of teachers affirmative defense, opening them up to criminal prosecution.

HB 2109

The 2015 Expansion of voucher-like Tax Credit 'Scholarship' Program, directing public tax credit dollars to private, parochial schools.

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

SB 7

The 2015 Block Grants, repealed the 20 year old school finance formula and replaced it with a funding freeze through June 2017, at 2014 levels.

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

SB 270

The 'revenue' portion of 2015 budget, which preserved the income tax exemptions and rate reductions, while passing the largest regressive tax increase in KS history (food, sales).

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

H Sub SB 4

The 2015 mid-year rescission / budget cuts, across the board 4% budget reductions.

Todd voted yea & AGAINST public schools.

HB 2457

The current bill to expand the Tax Credit Scholarship Program even more, with weakened targets for students living in poverty and near unlimited program budget cap.

BILL IS DEAD.

HB 2696 (2292)

Ban the current K12 Curriculum Standards, aka Kansas College and Career Ready Standards and the Common Core.

BILL IS DEAD.

Todd voted nay & FOR public schools.

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