First Democratic candidate for newly created House District 117 files for election, joining 2 Republican opponents

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Courtney Tripp

De Soto resident Courtney Tripp filed this week as the first Democratic candidate for the Kansas House of Representatives’ newly created District 117.

Tripp joins Republicans Bob Parsons, of Lawrence, and Adam Turk, of Shawnee, on the primary ticket.

The new District 117 currently doesn’t have an elected representative living within its borders. The district will represent the southern portion of Eudora plus a chunk of the area of Douglas County just south of Lawrence, but more than 80% of its population resides in Johnson County.

Tripp is currently the head of marketing for the Fast Forward Group, a professional development and executive coaching company.

Because of the state’s new maps for House districts, the filing deadline for candidates running for congressional and state legislative races was pushed back to June 10.


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