Ken Collins, 102 E. First St., Mulberry, is the newly elected Second District Kansas State House of Representative.
“The district covers most of Crawford County, except Pittsburg, and the eastern edges of Neosho and Allen Counties along with the western edge of Bourbon County including Bronson and Uniontown,” Collins said.
Collins has been transitioning from citizen to a representative since being elected in November.
Orientation began last Sunday with social events and meetings.
Election of House leadership positions took place this week, Collins said.
He will be in his Topeka apartment at the beginning of January, he said.
“But I plan to come back home most weekends. It is important to me to not lose touch with the people of the district,” he said.
Constituents may contact Collins at his cell phone number,620-240-0778 or personal email firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I will also have an official email address that will be available on the Kansas.gov website,” Collins said.
“I hope to have regular updates and I plan to continue the Facebook page that I established during the campaign. It can be accessed on Facebook by searching for @kansasdistrict2.”
His priority is to see that US HWY 69 continues to be upgraded to four lanes all the way to the south of the Arma/Franklin bypass, he said.