Rob Johnson, a Merriam Republican, filed today for the 24th Kansas House District seat that will be up for election in 2016. The seat is currently held by Democrat Jarrod Ousley who is in his first term in the House.
Johnson said he will make education and the economy his priority issues during the 2016 campaign. “I am excited to enter the race for State Representative. I believe my vision and background will resonate with the voters in the 24th.”
Johnson has lived in the district since 2007, and was President and CEO of the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce from 2006-2009. He currently works for Lexmark International as an industry consultant for state and local government.
Johnson graduated from Olathe North High School and then attended Johnson County Community College and Emporia State University. He studied Communication and Business, completed his degree in 1994. It was during his time at Johnson County Community College when he became interested in politics. While at Emporia State University, Johnson helped restart College Republicans.
District 24 makes up all of Merriam, Northern Overland Park, and two precincts in northwest Mission.