Frontenac, Kan. – Kansas native Lynn D. Grant, longtime city councilor and widow of 10-term Kansas legislator Bob Grant, filed Monday to run for her late husband’s seat representing Kansas State House District 2.
Kansas State House of Representatives District 2 includes most of Crawford County, the eastern 1/3 of Allen and Neosho Counties, and a small portion of SW Bourbon County.
“I have been involved in the community that is SEK for over 50 years,” said Grant, who was born in Overland Park, but moved southeast to attend Pittsburg State University and never left. “This is my home. Now I hope to honor Bob’s legacy by representing the constituents of the second district in Topeka.”
As a Kansas State Representative, Grant plans to focus on supporting ideas that will use Kansans’ tax dollars wisely by keeping public education viable, maintaining rural hospitals, providing healthcare for those who desperately need it, and improving road safety, especially on Highway 69 and Highway 7 north of Girard.
“I share Bob’s fearless passion for continuing our region’s advancement,” Grant said. “Education and healthcare are crucial not just for individual growth and prosperity but for advancing our community as a whole.”
Grant currently serves on the City Council for Frontenac, where she resides. She is a board member for Big Brutus, Inc., Elm Acres Foundation, and the Crawford County Convention and Visitors Bureau. She retired from her job as an Administrative Specialist at Pittsburg State University in 2011.
“I’ve served in municipal government, educational institutions, and in numerous leadership positions throughout my long history in SEK,” Grant said. “I care deeply about the needs of Southeast Kansans, and I intend to fight for our interests in the state legislature.”
Grant is also a member of Women for Kansas and the Sacred Heart Altar Society, and volunteers for Festa Italiana, the Frontenac Education Foundation fundraiser. She helped found the Interfaith Alliance of Pittsburg.
Before moving to Frontenac in 2011, Grant lived for 42 years in Cherokee, where she served on the City Council for 12 years. In addition to her public service, Grant worked in the Southeast School District USD #247 for 20 years and owned and operated Idle-a-While Tavern & Grill in Cherokee for 15 years. She also helped re-establish Cherokee Homecoming, planned the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, established women’s softball, and assisted in the reorganization of Cherokee Senior Citizens.
Lynn was married to Bob for 46 years. They have a daughter, Megan Fry, married to Kevin Fry, and two grandchildren, Ross and Katie.
For more information, contact Lynn D. Grant at (620) 249-2676 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Donations to Lynn’s campaign may be made out to Grant for Kansans, 202 S. Appleton, Frontenac, KS 66763