OSKALOOSA, Kan. - Today, I, James Robert Faris, announce my candidacy for the Kansas 47th State House District's seat. This is not the first time in recent memory that I have made this announcement. In 2006 I jumped into the political waters of the electorate for the first time. I lost that race, but I was not disheartened by what I learned and the people I met.
Now four years later, I still see needs that have not been met and voters that are still tired of the lip service that they receive each election year from career politicians that say everything to get elected then forget who elected them when they return to office saying they're for more state money for the classrooms, but stiff the school districts and teachers with a bounced check expecting them to fend for themselves.