Rep. Sharice Davids Visits Franklin County on District Tour

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

“It was great to connect with Franklin County families and business owners and talk about how we can support the local economy and lower costs by working on concrete solutions—like suspending the federal gas tax and supporting domestic manufacturing,” said Davids. “Folks are looking for real leadership to take us forward, not another politician who is only looking out for themselves and their wealthy friends.”

Davids visited with small business owners on Ottawa’s Main Street. As a member of the House Small Business Committee, Davids works to support Kansas small businesses. Davids met with the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce before stopping in a music store, a homemade soapmaker, and a family-owned cafe.

Davids stopped at the Ottawa Library to speak with families and volunteer at a free meal program. Davids spoke with several Kansas families as she helped distribute meals. She talked about her work to lower gas prices and make life more affordable for Kansas families.

Davids toured Kalmar USA, a manufacturing plant that recently expanded in Franklin County. Kalmar produces electric vehicles that are used at warehouses and logistics centers to keep our supply chains moving. Davids shared her work to support domestic manufacturing and reduce inflation as a leader on bipartisan supply chain legislation making its way through Congress.

Davids stopped at a local restaurant, Smoked Creations, and met with the Franklin County Farm Bureau. Davids stopped at Smoked Creations and met with Allen Campbell, Vice President of the Franklin 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.