Our 2016 legislative session is underway. I have been assigned to serve on the Federal and State Affairs Committee, Transportation Committee, and the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee.

I want to take this opportunity to say a special thank you to everyone who has taken the time and paid for the stamp to fill out the questionnaire that was mailed out. As I write this newsletter, the surveys still are coming in. I want to say a special thank you to my wife, Marsha, who is recording and tabulating the many responses. The 117th District covers many miles, and we thought this was the best way to hear from as many people as possible regarding issues. I also wanted to give constituents the opportunity to list additional comments and concerns.

I hope many of you will have the opportunity to come to Topeka for a visit at the Capitol. Let us know as soon as possible so we can help you plan your day.

Rep. John Ewy, R-Jetmore, represents the 117th District in the Kansas House.