The Kansas State University Legislative Advocates is an at-large, nonpartisan task force created by the Student Governing Association to assist the Office of Governmental Relations as they advocate for Kansas State University's interest in the Kansas Capitol. They meet directly with Kansas legislators, host them on campus, publicize upcoming votes in the Legislature on higher education legislation, and participate in event programming with the K-State Office of Governmental Relations. We will also represent K-State at Student Higher Education Day. The Legislative Advocates are chaired by the State Relations Director, a cabinet member of the Student Body President and Vice President.
Platform of Issues
The K-State Legislative Advocates believe that Kansas State University is a driving force in the Kansas economy. Therefore, the Legislative Advocates support restoration of the 4% cut to K-State’s operating budget enacted in fiscal year 2017 and increased funding for higher education in Kansas in general.
Membership is open to all K-State students. Students are matched with their hometown legislator and a member of the "Wildcat Caucus", members of the Kansas Legislature who have graduated from K-State.
Chairman: James Krotz - Belleville, KS
Vice Chairman: Paul Feighner - Overland Park, KS
Secretary: April Ascher - Alta Vista, KS
Communications Director: Khalil Odums - Kansas City, MO
Faith Tuttle - Gover, KS
Carols Flores - San Juan, PR
Ashlyn Shutlz - St. George, KS
Braydn Monhollon - Topeka, KS
William Jackson - Manhattan, KS
Kayla Clark - Lawrence, KS
PJ Jpfinger - Fairway, KS
Lucas Peterson - Liberty, MO
Jacob Casey - Gardner, KS
Ramin Rostampour - Overland Park, KS
Cale Beam - Topeka, KS
Lacy Pitts - Buhler, KS
Ryan Kelly - Overland Park, KS
Nathan King - Troy, KS
Natalie Jabben - Olathe, KS
Nicholas Weis - Leawood, KS