Rep. Kent Thompson

Kent Thompson, 9th District Kansas Representative, has filed for re-election.

Thompson, an Allen County Republican, was appointed in 2013 after the death of Ed Bideau and re-elected in 2014, 2015 and 2018. The district includes Chanute and Earlton in Neosho County and the cities of Bassett, Gas, Humboldt, Iola and LaHarpe in Allen County.

Thompson said he has pushed in the Legislature for more local control, a fair and balanced tax system, transparency in government, and reforms to help schools, hospitals, infrastructure and agriculture.

“Our state faces challenging times ahead,” Thompson said. “As Kansas recovers from the COVID-19 crisis, it is more important than ever that we have commonsense leaders who will fight for our rural communities and our Kansas values.”

Thompson was born in Allen County and graduated from Iola High School. He earned a degree in business from Pittsburg State University, is a rancher and operates Thompson Realty and Auction Service in Iola. He and his wife, Susan, have two children and three grandchildren.

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