Boldra files for 111th House seat
Sue Boldra, Hays, today announced she will run to represent the 111th District in the Kansas House of Representatives in 2013, a seat held by Eber Phelps, D-Hays.
Boldra said she made the move in response to the release on Friday of new state legislative district maps. New maps relocated the 36th Senate district, placing Ellis County in the 40th Senate district, already represented by Ralph Ostmeyer, R-Grinnell.
"My goal has been to be part of the state Legislature while helping the Republican Party add more members to the Kansas Legislature. When I filed for the state Senate, we had no incumbent Republican opposition. Unfortunately the new court-produced maps placed us into the same Senate district represented by a Republican, Ralph Ostmeyer," Boldra said. "I have liked and respected Ralph Ostmeyer for a long time and Ralph has served the 40th District well. I have no desire to run against him. Ellis County has become a Republican county over the last 10 years, and it's about time our representation reflects that. I am the candidate who will bring a true conservative voice to Topeka for Hays and southeast Ellis County."
The 111th district includes Hays and the southeast corner of Ellis County, including Victoria, Munjor, Schoenchen, Catharine and Walker..
Boldra is a lifelong Kansan and has taught for 40 years, including government and history courses at Hays High School. Since 2007, she has been on the teacher education faculty at Fort Hays State University. She and her husband, Carl, are the owners of Sportsman's Supply, the parents of four children and soon to be the grandparents of their sixth grandchild.