Republican Sara Hart Weir of Mission announces challenge for Rep. Davids’ seat in Congress

Photo credit Hart Weir campaign.

Republican Sara Hart Weir, a Mission resident whose recent career has focused on advocacy for people with Down syndrome, today confirmed that she is running for the Kansas 3rd Congressional District seat, setting up a contested election next year.

Hart Weir has been widely expected to enter the 2020 race for the seat occupied by first-term Democratic Rep. Sharice Davids for a couple of months. Hart Weir, whose campaign is being advised by LJ Strategies, the consulting firm launched by former Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins, held an event in Prairie Village in June teeing up the campaign. Then, on Sunday, Hart Weir Tweeted that a “major announcement” was coming.