After the Race
First, and most importantly, I want you to know it’s been an incredible honor and privilege to represent you these past months.
This is where I’m supposed to give a concession speech. But I don’t like that term. I lost this race but District 96 is still my home — Kansas is still my home. I will never stop fighting for the working families in South Wichita.
I went into this like many of you —not sure why Topeka (or City Council, or even Congress) doesn’t seem to listen. It rarely seems to work for those of us working kk9-5 (or 7 to 3:30), or those of us who seem to find ourselves unemployed first when a crisis hits. I went to Topeka with our families always in my mind (see video). I learned quickly “how the sausage is made” and I’ll tell you — not a pretty picture.
In the coming weeks, I will be launching a website, and podcast covering Wichita and Topeka that focuses on how we got here and the maneuvering that keeps things like marijuana legalization out and giant poles in.
I hope you will stick around on this page as I put these tools up. Reach out with questions or learn how you can help. Together, we can make sure the representation in District 96, and across Wichita, is really representing us.
“It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Representative Stephanie Yeager, District 96
💪 South Side