The 2020 election season is in full swing, and here at FFL we’re excited to see that there has been a surge in Republican women running for public office. We love to celebrate conservative women in all capacities and give our readers a look at what they stand for.
The filing date for the congressional and senate races for 2020 in Kansas recently passed. There are three Republican women running for the House of Representatives, all in the same district. The state will host congressional primaries on August 4, 2020 and the general election on November 3, 2020.
All three GOP women running in Kansas this year are running in District 3. The incumbent, Democrat Sharice Davids, defeated former incumbent Kevin Yoder, a Republican, back in 2018 in what was considered a shock to many. He had been in the House since 2011. Republicans would love to take back the seat. Davids is the only Democrat representing Kansas in Congress at this time.
Amanda Adkins (KS-03)
Amanda Adkins is a businesswoman and social entrepreneur who has spent nearly two decades working for a healthcare and information technology company in Kansas. She also formerly served as the Chair of the Kansas Republican Party. She also started a non-profit, previously worked in politics for the House and GOPAC, and served on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce. She’s also the mother of two children. On the issues, she supports affordable healthcare, the building of a border wall, and she is pro-life. Obviously, with her background, healthcare is a large part of her platform, but she also talks about her dedication to business growth extensively on her website.
You can follow her on Twitter @Adkins_2020 and find her campaign website here.
Adrienne Vallejo Foster (KS-03)
Adrienna Vallejo Foster is a second generation American, former Mayor, and advocate in the small business world. She was appointed by President Trump to serve as the Region 7 Advocate for the Small Business Administration. She holds a masters in public administration and previously served on the Roedale Park Council. She’s also the mother of five sons! On the issues,she supports competition in the healthcare field, immigration reform, and opposes tax increases and abortion. She supports term limits for members of Congress and opposes red flag laws for gun ownership.
You can follow her on Twitter @FosterforKansas and visit her campaign website here.
Sara Hart Weir (KS-03)
Sara Hart Weir is the former CEO and president of the National Down Syndrome Society and wants to bring her experience with leadership to Washington. She also participated in the Emerging Leaders program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Her background focuses on public-private partnerships and working in various aspects of lobbying, government relations, and more. On the issues, Weir supports a balanced budget, wants to increase access to paid family leave, and wants immigration reform that doesn’t mean separating children from their families. She’s also deeply pro-life and endorsed by Maggie’s List.
You can follow her on Twitter @SaraHartWeir and visit her campaign website here.