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


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.


Dodge City

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