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Dodge City Daily Globe - Dodge City, KS
  • Mitchell Rucker for 117th district

  •      As a lifetime resident of Hodgeman County, Mitchell Rucker can't help but care about the people and issues in Southwest Kansas.


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  •      As a lifetime resident of Hodgeman County, Mitchell Rucker can't help but care about the people and issues in Southwest Kansas.
         "My family has been living in Kansas, on the same land we still live on now, since the civil war," said Rucker. "Kansas is in my blood."
         When Rucker heard about the new tax cut plan, he knew he wanted to run in the 117th District for the Kansas House of Representatives, so he could do his part to repeal it.
         "The new tax cut plan would really hurt rural Kansas. Especially in terms of education and health care funding. I want to do what I can to make sure this doesn't happen."
         At only 19 years old, Rucker is a newcomer to politics. The only elected position he has held so far is on University Senate at the University of Kansas, where he currently attends. However, he has already made a big impression. According to his official Facebook page, he has fought against frivolous expenditure, to increase the sustainability fund and to make the campus more energy efficient.
         "So far, people have been really positive about my running," said Rucker. "They see a young guy like me who's interested, and it gets them excited."
         Rucker says that even though he is inexperienced, he has a strong passion to serve this area because of his deep roots. He wants to do what he can to make sure that the schools and hospitals in all the small towns in Southwest Kansas receive the support and funding they need to run effectively.
    Reach Julia Kazar at (620) 408-9913 or e-mail her at julia.kazar@dodgeglobe.com

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