Oct 27, 2022

LETTER: House leader — big plans for Wasinger

Posted Oct 27, 2022 9:50 AM

When I’m asked how to best describe State Representative Barb Wasinger one word comes immediately to mind. Tenacious!

​From the day Barb Wasinger set foot in the statehouse it was clear she was a leader.  For most new legislators it takes time to get their feet under them but with Barb it was different.  Barb jumped in and immediately became an effective advocate for the people of Hays and Ellis County.

​Barb quickly earned the trust of House leadership and because of that she serves on several important committees including Taxation and Financial Institutions & Rural Development.  Even more impressive is that after only two years in office she was named Vice Chair of the Higher Education Budget committee where she is a powerful voice for Fort Hays State University.

​She was also Chair of the Joint Rules and Regulations and is currently it’s Vice Chair.  Barb took the lead to get the Constitutional Amendment (HCR 5014) dealing with the out-of-control bureaucracy to the ballot.

​She is a tenacious legislator who is not afraid to do the hard work to actually make things happen in the Statehouse.  Whether working on a project for House Leadership or her constituents, Barb is single-minded.  She will not let up until the job is done. 

The people of Ellis County need to know what an effective, tremendous asset she is for them in Topeka.

​We have big plans for her next year!  

I give her my strongest endorsement.

Dan Hawkins, R-Wichita, 100th District, House Majority Leader