Jan Kessinger

Working Hard For You

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as your state representative since January 2017. I am grateful to all the constituents who communicate with me via email, phone or in person at town halls or in the community. Your opinions and input on legislative issues are important and helpful to me as I work on your behalf in Topeka.

I’m proud of the progress we made the past two years, especially in regards to fiscal management and school finance. Several tough decisions had to be made as we work to balance the budget and at the same time fund vital services.

We overturned the Brownback tax plan that was driving the state into generational debt. Now our state bond rating has been raised and we are paying our bills. For the first time in more than 10 years, our classrooms will be constitutionally funded. This is a big step forward. Investment in our young people is an investment in our greatest asset.

I strive to be a responsive and transparent representative. If you have concerns or input regarding legislative issues, please email me at [email protected] Also, please subscribe below to my newsletter – “Jan’s Journal” – to receive updates on the work I’m doing on your behalf in Topeka.

I ask for your vote again as I face re-election on November 6th. Together we will keep our state on the path toward fiscal solvency and continue to move Kansas forward.

News Updates from Jan

Jan in the Legislature

Jan’s Committees:

2019 Legislative Session

Federal and State Affairs

(Meets Daily at 9:00 am in Room 346-S)

Commerce, Labor and Economic Development

(Meets Daily at 1:30 pm in Room 112-N )

Transportation and Public Safety Budget

(Meets Daily at 3:30 pm in Room 142-S)


Legislation Sponsored:

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Bills Sponsored

Resolutions Sponsored

Concurrent Resolutions Sponsored

Kansas House District 20

House District 20 is completely urban in character, and is located in east-central Johnson County, Kansas. The District is comparatively small in size, encompassing only about 11 square miles. It contains portions of two incorporated cities, Overland Park (population 176,520) and Leawood (population 32,285), and portions of 2 school districts (USD 229 Blue Valley and USD 512 Shawnee Mission).


District 20

Johnson County:

City of Overland Park:

City of Leawood:

School District Information: