A new state lawmaker has been sworn into office as a member of the Kansas House. Democrat Eileen Horn will represent Baldwin City and parts of Lawrence. Horn is Douglas County's sustainability director.
She says she wants to work on sustainability issues in the Legislature, but says that work extends beyond environmental concerns.
“Small business development, living wages. Protecting people and making sure that they can make a good living in our state. From an economic standpoint, attracting businesses to the state that can provide good, primary jobs for people,” says Horn.
Horn replaces Democrat John Wilson, who recently stepped down from the House seat.