Thursday, June 12, 2014

Democratic candidate Jan Pringle announces run for 38th House District

BONNER SPRINGS, KAN. ---- Real estate professional Jan Pringle has filed to run for the 38th District in the Kansas House of Representative as a Democratic candidate.

Pringle is a fifth-generation Kansan and 50-year resident of Johnson County having lived for 20 years at Gardner Lake. Her father spent his boyhood in Bonner Springs and she has great affection for this part of the state.

She is eager to hear from the people in her district, which includes De Soto, parts of Gardner and Olathe and Lenexa, Basehor, Linwood and parts of Bonner Springs and Lansing, about how she can best serve them in Topeka, she said. She attended Shawnee Mission South High School and Johnson County Community College.

“The outstanding education I received in our public schools prepared me to become a contributing member of our community. I believe we must provide present and future children in our communities with the same opportunities that I received,” she said. “We must do everything possible to continue and strengthen the tradition of excellence in our public schools.”

Pringle has been active in the real estate industry for nearly 40 years. An award-winning sales agent and an office manager, she has spent the last two decades as a real estate educator.

She develops and instructs state-accredited courses for the 7,500 members of the Kansas City Regional Association of REALTORS® which advocates for and serves the needs of its members in nine counties. Her close relationships with fellow real estate professionals along with her years in the industry have made her uniquely aware of the concerns of residents in the greater metropolitan area, she said, adding that she knows what draws people and businesses to Kansas and she understands what it takes to keep them living here.

“The American dream of home ownership must be fostered and protected for everyone with services provided without regard for race, color, sex, religion, national origin, handicap, familial status, sexual orientation, or gender identity,” Pringle said.

She was a 10 -year member of the Johnson County Board of Zoning Appeals and was a two-term president of the Gardner Lake Association.

Pringle said she chose to run for state office because she has been disturbed by the lack of fairness and respect being shown to the people of Kansas in recent legislative actions.

“I think we can do much more to help Kansans rear happy families, grow their businesses and make it possible for every individual to enjoy prosperous, rewarding lives here.”

She is the author of Solving the Puzzles in Crosswords and in Life as a guidebook to help people learn how to enjoy crossword puzzles. It has sold in both the United States and Great Britain.

She can be found on Facebook at “Jan Pringle for State Representative - 38th District.”