Delegates Speak: Kansas on Energy, Education
By Barbara Rosewicz, Stateline.org Managing Editor,
state Rep. Valdenia Winn
Aug. 28, 2008, 5:00 EDT
Q. What serious issue in your state would you like the next president to address?
Based on last year's legislative session, energy was a divisive issue. So we've got to do something with renewables (energy made from renewable natural resources), because (energy) affects the price of everything else.
HUD is not working in the urban core in my district. I also tutor after school, and it's frightening how our kids are not educated.
And then, of course, health care....But because of our really contentious session, energy has to be first.
-Kansas delegate, state Rep. Valdenia Winn, 57, of Kansas City, history professor at Kansas City, Kan., Community College.