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Davis bids farewell to House chamber


TOPEKA — House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, on Friday gave a farewell speech to the chamber he has been working in for the past 12 years.

"Thank you for the friendships that I will cherish forever, for the memories that will never leave me, and the opportunity to simply serve," Davis said.

Davis is giving up his seat to run for governor against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

He told House members that next year he will be working in the governor's office or in his law office in Lawrence.

Davis said it has been an honor to serve the 46th House District. For the past six years, he has also been minority leader.

Davis thanked his wife, Stephanie, daughter, Caroline, and parents, who were all present, and each member of the Douglas County delegation, saying he learned from all of them.

He also thanked his staff and House Republican leaders.


Greg DiVilbiss 3 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for your public service work in Topeka, good luck in your future endeavors.

MerriAnnie Smith 3 years, 9 months ago

I may be the only registered Republican who votes for Paul Davis, but I look forward to doing just that.

Lynn Grant 3 years, 9 months ago

Thank you Paul Davis for your service to Kansans through your time in the Legislature. And thank you for taking on this challenge to reroute this crazy roadmap and experiment that we have been on the last four years! Things can only go up for Kansas. Folks, remember though, that a win for Paul would be great, but what would be greater is to send more Democrats and moderates to Topeka to help him. Let's take our state forward.

Richard Heckler 3 years, 9 months ago

Most all of the state GOP are ALEC owned and inspired. For example Ray Merrick is an ALEC board member which definitely constitutes a conflict of interest.

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