November 8, 2022

Sharice Davids Announces Victory in KS-03 Congressional Race

OVERLAND PARK, KS — Today, Sharice Davids declared victory in the race to represent the Kansas Third Congressional District, winning her third term in Congress.

“For the past four years, we have come together to tackle tough problems and weather tough times. We have found a path forward for our community that is built on opportunity, respect, and hope. Tonight, we chose to ignore those who want to divide us and instead continue moving forward—together.

It is the honor of my life to be your Representative and I look forward to continuing to earn that title every day. Thank you for your support, and I am grateful to represent you in Congress.”

November 5, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Joins Deb Haaland in Overland Park on Moving Kansas Forward Tour

VERLAND PARK, KS –  Yesterday, Rep. Sharice Davids met with supporters in Overland Park as part of her Moving Kansas Forward tour. Davids was joined by Deb Haaland to finish out her tour of all five counties in the Third Congressional District. 

Davids and Haaland broke barriers together as the first two Native American women ever elected to Congress. Together, they rallied supporters to get out the vote in the Kansas Third during this critical election year.

“I was excited to have my friend Deb Haaland out to the Kansas Third today to show her all the ways Kansans are ready to make progress for our state,” said Davids. “Folks across the Third District want a bipartisan leader who will work on the issues that matter most to them—not what benefits special interests. That’s what I’ve done, and what I’ll always do for Kansas.”
 

Davids is traveling across the Third District, highlighting her work to lower costs for Kansans, from unsticking our supply chains to boosting domestic manufacturing to tackling the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. During her tour stop at Homer’s Coffee, Davids spoke about her consistent record of defending reproductive rights at a time when those rights are under threat. Davids also stressed the importance of electing candidates who will work to combat extremism, not perpetuate it, at all levels of government.

November 3, 2022

ICYMI: Washington Post Column: Davids “listens to constituents regardless of party”

Today, Washington Post columnist David von Drehle wrote a profile of Representative Sharice Davids as she enters the final week of the 2022 election, noting she “shuns the spotlight” and instead “listens to constituents regardless of party.” 

Following along on her recent visit to De Soto ahead of the city’s $4 billion Panasonic plant groundbreaking, the column notes Davids’ commitment to getting real results, from a mobile police command center for Olathe to a highway project in Louisburg to relief for small businesses.


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“Every TV producer from morning to late night would love to book a Native American lesbian former mixed-martial-arts fighter who holds a seat in Congress from a purple island in the Midwest’s red sea. But Davids shuns the spotlight, styling herself a “nerd” who likes figuring out Washington so she can pull levers for her district.

She low-key listens to constituents regardless of party, asking what they need and speaking candidly about what she can and can’t get done.

But she’ll try. She’ll try to get a mobile police command center for Olathe, and she’ll try to get the two-lane highway in Louisburg widened to four, and she’ll try to find money for local Chambers of Commerce to make payroll through the pandemic.

On a recent morning in De Soto, Davids was trying to help local leaders get ready for the biggest thing to hit town in decades. De Soto once bustled, thanks to a huge World War II munitions factory…the site needs a federal cleanup, pronto, because Japanese electronics giant Panasonic chose De Soto for a $4 billion battery factory to make power cells for electric cars.

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Davids salts her answers with mentions of her bipartisan work with Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and nods gratefully when local Chamber of Commerce director Sara Ritter praises her advocacy for small businesses.

Davids reacted calmly when Republicans in the state legislature carved a Democratic enclave out of her district, which includes much of the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City, Mo., and replaced it with new rural precincts — she worked her way onto the Agriculture Committee. ‘I think our farm bureaus appreciate that I am taking the work seriously,’ she said in an interview.

[…]

‘I do think the political climate is a bit different since Roe was overturned,’ Davids allowed — but then, a lot of things are different. The pandemic has eased, thanks to vaccines, she said, and many voters are turned off by the right’s election conspiracy theories.

Too partisan? Without missing a beat, Davids added a shout-out for the Kansas secretary of state, a Republican. With him in charge, the election will be splendid, she is confident.”

November 3, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Visits Johnson County Community College on Moving Kansas Forward Tour

OVERLAND PARK, KS –  Today, Rep. Sharice Davids visited Johnson County Community College (JCCC) as part of her Moving Kansas Forward tour. Davids is visiting all five counties in the Third Congressional District ahead of Election Day to share how she’s working to solve tough problems and make progress for Kansas. 

“It was great to meet with students today and hear about issues they care about most,” said Davids. “Young voters are the future of our democracy, and the folks I met with today are ready to move Kansas forward. I encourage all Kansans to find their polling place and make their voice heard during this election.”

Davids visited her alma mater JCCC and met with students to discuss the importance of young voters and her work to protect reproductive rights and our planet, to name a few. Davids was joined by state Senator Ethan Corson, who touted Davids’ record of supporting public education throughout the Third District.

Davids is traveling across the Third District, highlighting her work to lower costs for Kansans, from unsticking our supply chains to boosting domestic manufacturing to tackling the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. During her tour stop at JCCC, Davids spoke about her efforts to support public education and expand trade and apprenticeship programs.

November 2, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Visits Wyandotte County on Moving Kansas Forward Tour

KANSAS CITY, KS – Today, Rep. Sharice Davids visited Wyandotte County as part of her Moving Kansas Forward tour. Davids is visiting all five counties in the Third Congressional District ahead of Election Day to share how she’s working to solve tough problems and make progress for Kansas. 

“I had a great time meeting with Kansans tonight at one of our many vibrant local businesses,” said Davids. “The Kansas Third should know that I’m working hard to lower costs and bring opportunities to our district—and I’ll work with anyone, regardless of party, to get it done.”

Davids visited Woodyard Bar-B-Que, a locally owned business, and rallied with Kansans ahead of Election Day. Davids was joined by Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Quinton Lucas, who touted their work to improve lives throughout the region through expanded infrastructure and public transportation projects.

Davids is traveling across the Third District, highlighting her work to lower costs for Kansans, from unsticking our supply chains to boosting domestic manufacturing to tackling the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. On the Moving Kansas Forward Tour, Davids touts her strong bipartisan record that includes helping get major infrastructure projects in Wyandotte County funded, like the Bi-State Reinvestment Corridor, and attracting major investments like Panasonic to our area.

November 1, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Visits Miami County on Moving Kansas Forward Tour

LOUISBURG, KS – Today, Rep. Sharice Davids visited Miami County as part of her Moving Kansas Forward tour. Davids is visiting all five counties in the Third Congressional District ahead of Election Day to share how she’s working to solve tough problems and make progress for Kansas. 

“It was great to connect with folks in Miami County and discuss what’s at stake this year as we head into the final stretch of this campaign,” said Davids. “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’ll work with anyone, regardless of party, if it’s what’s good for Kansas. That’s that kind of leadership that the Kansas Third wants, and that’s what I bring to the table.”

Davids visited the Louisburg Cider Mill and spoke with Kansans on the issues that matter most to them, like lowering costs and protecting reproductive rights. At the Cider Mill, Davids rallied supporters ahead of a busy get-out-the-vote weekend.


Davids is traveling across the Third District, highlighting her work to lower costs for Kansans, from unsticking our supply chains to boosting domestic manufacturing to tackling the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. On the Moving Kansas Forward Tour, Davids touts her strong bipartisan record that includes helping get major infrastructure projects in Miami County, like K-68, funded and attracting major investments like Panasonic to our area.
 

October 29, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Visits Franklin and Anderson Counties on Moving Kansas Forward Tour

OTTAWA & GARNETT, KS – Today, Rep. Sharice Davids visited Franklin and Anderson Counties as part of her Moving Kansas Forward tour. Davids is visiting all five counties in the Third Congressional District ahead of Election Day to share how she’s working to solve tough problems and make progress for Kansas. 

“It was great to connect with folks in Franklin and Anderson County about what’s at stake this year as we head into the final 10 days of this campaign,” said Davids. “Kansans are looking for a real leader who works across the aisle to solve tough problems, from our supply chains to our health care. That’s the leader I’ll continue to be for every corner of our district as we move Kansas forward—together.”

Davids visited Ottawa University and spoke with students ahead of the homecoming game. She also rallied volunteers in downtown Ottawa before traveling to Garnett to meet with Anderson County supporters.

Davids and students at Ottawa University.

Davids rallying with volunteers in Ottawa.


Davids and supporters at the newly opened Troyer’s 1883 in Garnett.
Davids is traveling across the Third District, highlighting her work to lower costs for Kansans, from unsticking our supply chains to boosting domestic manufacturing to tackling the skyrocketing price of prescription drugs. On the Moving Kansas Forward Tour, Davids touts her strong bipartisan record that includes helping get major infrastructure projects like US 69 funded and attracting major investments like Panasonic to our area.

October 27, 2022

Sharice for Congress Releases New Ad: ‘Safe’

Ad Features Former Overland Park Police Chief Highlighting Davids’ Commitment to Keeping Kansans Safe
Today, Sharice for Congress released its next TV ad of 2022, “Safe,” featuring 41-year veteran of the Overland Park Police Department and former Overland Park Chief of Police, John Douglass. The ad highlights Rep. Sharice Davids’ commitment to keeping Kansans safe and her record of working across the aisle to support local law enforcement.

Watch “Safe” here:

“Everyone should feel safe in our community, and that’s why I’ve worked closely with local law enforcement and first responders to get them the resources they need, from upgrading equipment to hiring more mental and behavioral health professionals,” said Davids. “The Third District wants an independent representative who is going to stay focused on the issues that matter and work together to get things done. I will always be that leader for Kansas.”

“I know what law enforcement needs to keep people safe, and trust me, Sharice Davids has law enforcement’s back,” says former Overland Park Chief of Police John Douglass in the ad. “Voting for equipment and training, plus hundreds of new officers to keep violent criminals off the streets. Congresswoman Davids has kept us safe. Anyone who says different is just making things up.”

Rep. Davids has voted to pass bipartisan legislation that increased funding for state and local law enforcement agencies in 2019 and 2020. She has also supported crucial funding to promote mental health crisis response, and helped secure nearly $250,000 for the Overland Park Police Department to expand their crisis response team last year. Additionally, Rep. Davids met with federal, state, and local law enforcement about the fentanyl crisis in our community—then, based on their suggestions and experience, she took bipartisan action to improve technology at the border and provide resources to purchase life-saving naloxone.

October 26, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Discusses Work to Make Health Care More Affordable in Louisburg

LOUISBURG, KS – Today, Representative Sharice Davids met with Kansas seniors in Miami County to discuss her recent work to lower health care costs. Davids highlighted her record of making health care more affordable, including creating the first-ever cap on annual prescription drug costs for seniors, giving Medicare the power to negotiate for lower prescription drug costs, and helping end surprise medical billing. 

“It was great to stop in Miami County and connect with seniors who are seeing lower costs thanks to important health care provisions I fought for,” said Davids. “Too many Kansans are affected by skyrocketing prescription drugs and medical expenses. Whether it’s capping insulin at $35 a month for seniors, finally allowing Medicare to negotiate with drug companies, or ending surprise medical billing, I’m focused on lowering costs for Kansans—and my record shows that I work with anyone, regardless of party, to get it done.”

Here’s what Rep. Davids has accomplished to lower health care costs for Kansans: 

  • Capped the cost of prescriptions for seniors, including by passing Medicare’s first-ever out-of-pocket maximum on prescription drugs, making expensive vaccines like shingles free, and capping co-pays for insulin at $35 a month. 
     
  • Stood up to Big Pharma by finally allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prices on drugs and creating an inflation rebate if companies increase drug prices faster than inflation.
     
  • Helped draft and pass a bipartisan law ending surprise medical billing and protecting consumers from these unexpected and often financially devastating expenses.
     
  • Lowered premiums for Kansas families who buy their own insurance by an average of $980 each year.
October 25, 2022

Rep. Sharice Davids Wins Final Debate

In tonight’s final debate for the Third Congressional District of Kansas, Representative Sharice Davids showed clearly why her approach and vision has earned her the support of voters in the Kansas Third, and how longtime Brownback advisor Amanda Adkins’ fringe positions on reproductive rights and economic issues are too extreme for this community.

During the debate hosted by Fox4 KC and the Kansas City Star, Davids highlighted her successful, bipartisan record on everything from health care to infrastructure to manufacturing job creation. While Davids has stood up to her party to push for cost relief, Adkins’ economic record includes supporting Sam Brownback’s devastating “tax experiment” that blew a hole in Kansas’ budget, resulting in teacher and law enforcement layoffs across the state.

Adkins’ contradictory and evasive position on reproductive rights was exposed for what it is: out of step with a district that voted to protect the right to choose 2-to-1 in August. Adkins made no attempt to answer for her endorsement of a Congressional agenda that would ban all abortions without exception for rape, incest, or life of the mother.

“Tonight, Rep. Sharice Davids showed that her bipartisan approach works and her priorities are in line with the voters of the Third District,” said Ellie Turner, spokesperson for Sharice for Congress. “On the other hand, whether we’re talking about economic issues, reproductive rights, or defending democracy, the people of the Third District cannot trust Amanda Adkins to stand up for them.”