On April 1st, the Kansas Free Press will mark its 6-month anniversary. With gratitude for the Kansans who nobly commit their time and talents to citizen journalism, we are celebrating our upcoming half-year anniversary by proudly showcasing each of our writers.
WICHITA, Kan. - In this profile, we are honored to introduce KFP correspondent, Delia Garcia. She has served in the Kansas House of Representatives since 2005. She represents the 103rd House District, which includes portions of central Wichita. As a state lawmaker, Delia currently serves on the House Committees on Commerce and Labor, Health and Human Services and Judiciary. She also served on the House Select Committee on Corrections Reform and Oversight.
Her dedication to community service has been a consistent theme in her life.
She has worked for two years as a professor of American Federal Government at Bugler Community College. Delia worked for MANA de Wichita, Women's professional organization. She also participated on the USD 259 Site Council of Horace Mann Middle School and Healthy Kansas 2010. In 2002, Delia worked as the field director of the 4th Congressional District Race. She also worked for the Democratic National Committee in 2000 in Los Angeles as a field director.
Delia proudly points out that her roots in the Air Capitol of the World run deep. Delia resides in Wichita and works as a consultant for a national marketing research firm. Her family owns Kansas' oldest family-owned Mexican restaurant, Connie's Mexico Café on N. Broadway. Delia explains her passion for serving her district,
"It is humbling and an honor for me to have been elected to the Kansas House of Representatives from a district where I was born and raised.
"Representing my district in the Kansas Legislature, I take strong stands on issues important to all Kansans - education, affordable health care, protecting our seniors, creating and sustaining jobs, and preserving our quality of life. These issues we care about so deeply have become the focus of my work in the Kansas House."
We're very honored that this hardworking and dedicated public servant shares her thoughts and observations with the readers of the Kansas Free Press!
To learn more about any KFP writers, we encourage you to browse our directory of citizen journalists.
Do you want to write here as a citizen journalist? Anyone wishing to write with us here can inquire with our publisher directly. We are always looking for Kansans who want to write about Kansas! Let us know!