The Garden City Telegram
6/15/2013
OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY

Doll's service worthy of praise

Serving as an elected official is not an easy task, and it is not to be taken lightly. It often comes with great time commitment, time that would have otherwise been spent on family, career, traveling and the list goes on. That is why I am writing to thank Rep. John Doll for his service to his district this year in the Kansas House of Representatives.

I first had the opportunity to serve with John when he was on the city commission and served as mayor of Garden City. At that time I was serving as vice mayor of Dodge City, and we worked in conjunction with the city commissioners from Liberal to address regional issues. This tri-city coalition helped develop cooperation to improve each community, as well as the region.

Having now had the opportunity to serve with Rep. Doll as he joined us in Topeka, I noticed his quick response to several bills. As various bills were discussed and debated he would ask, "How will this impact Garden City and Finney County," and as education bills were discussed, he would point out how they were going to impact USD 457 and schools in western Kansas.

Thank you, John, for continuing to step forward and being willing to serve.

REP. BRIAN WEBER,

Dodge City

Weber is the Kansas House representative for the 119th District.