Rep. Sharice Davids Visits Anderson County on District Tour

ANDERSON COUNTY, KS – Today, Rep. Sharice Davids visited Anderson County as part of her tour of all five counties in the new Third Congressional District. Davids met with community members, business owners, farmers and ranchers across the county to discuss her work to get things done for Kansas families.

“It was great to visit with local business owners in Anderson County today and talk about how we can support rural communities at the federal level,” said Davids. “We share a lot of the same goals: healthier people, a healthier economy, and a healthier planet. People are tired of feeling overlooked by their representative. I look forward to working across the aisle to get things done for Anderson County.”

Davids met with several local business owners in downtown Garnett. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, Davids is committed to helping small businesses grow and thrive across the Kansas Third. She visited four locally-owned businesses, including a home decor shop, an auto-parts vendor, a nutrition store, and a restaurant and community space.

Davids visited the Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, which recently received provisional designation as a federally-sponsored Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic. That and other federal investment has helped the clinic expand staff by 30%. She toured the clinic and spoke with the Center’s staff about bipartisan legislation she has co-sponsored to expand CCBHCs like this one.

Davids grabbed lunch at a local restaurant that received federal pandemic relief aid. Davids stopped at the Dutch Country Cafe in Garnett and met with the Anderson County Development Agency.

Davids met with the Anderson County Farm Bureau. Davids was recently named to the House Agriculture Committee, where she will serve as a voice for Kansas producers as the House prepares to consider the next Farm Bill.