State Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, announced he has filed for election to the state Senate.
"If elected to the Kansas Senate, my focus will continue to be on making health insurance affordable for all Kansans, protecting and growing Kansas jobs and wages, continued investments in K-12 education and development of a responsible energy policy," Holland said.
The 3rd Senatorial District is held by state Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, who has filed for re-election. Libertarian Patrick Wilbur is also running for the seat.
The district includes part of Douglas County, all of Jefferson County and Leavenworth County, except the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing. It covers the northern third of Lawrence and the communities of Baldwin City, Basehor, Easton, Eudora, Grantville, Linwood, McLouth, Meriden, Nortonville, Oskaloosa, Ozawkie, Perry, Tonganoxie and Valley Falls.
Holland, a state representative since 2004, has introduced and helped pass several tax cuts for senior citizens and businesses. He serves as the ranking Democrat on the House Taxation Committee.
Holland is president of Holland Technologies Inc., an information technology firm. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children.