Heather Meyer, social worker and former candidate, picked to fill Kansas House seat in Overland Park

Heather Meyer

Democratic Party precinct captains in House District 29 selected Heather Meyer this week to complete the term of former state Rep. Brett Parker, who resigned in May and is now in a leadership role with the nonprofit group American Atheists. Meyer ran an unsuccessful bid for the same House seat in 2014 and says she plans to run for a full term in 2022. Photo courtesy Heather Meyer.

Johnson County Democrats this week tapped social worker Heather Meyer to fill a Kansas House seat in Overland Park that opened up when former Rep. Brett Parker resigned earlier this year. 

Meyer, 41, currently works as a medical case manager for an AIDS service organization in the Kansas City metro. She earned a degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas in 2018.