Eric Jenkins Files By Petition for State Representative

Shawnee, KS – Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins has filed for State Representative in District 18, doing so by petition, earning more than enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.

Jenkins, a Republican, possesses extensive experience that make him uniquely qualified for State Representative, including:
  • Elected as Shawnee City Councilman
  • 21-year veteran of the Shawnee Planning Commission
  • Served on Johnson County Charter Commission in 2011
  • Small business owner in Shawnee
  • Retired Colonel, US Army Reserves with 34 years of service, including active duty in Iraq and Afghanistan
  • 30-year veteran of FEMA, with expertise in community preparedness, mitigation and emergency response
  • Served as member of Northwest Advisory Board to the Board of Education
Jenkins is seeking the seat due to concerns about the direction of the state and the incumbent's liberal record.

“The 18th District is filled with many hard-working families and individuals who are barely making ends meet. Since the last election, Kansas imposed a massive, retroactive tax increase on nearly all Kansans, including those at the very bottom end of the income scale. It’s important these families have someone who will listen to them and speak for them - which is why I chose to file by petition,” said Jenkins.

In addition, Jenkins raised concerns about the growth in government spending:

“On the Shawnee City Council, I have consistently fought against unnecessary new spending, and I will do the same in Topeka. If we can’t get our arms around government growth, it is the taxpayers who are left holding the bag,” Jenkins said.

Finally, Jenkins said his focus will be on solving problems, and that starts with listening.

"The people feel like they are not being heard, so our first task is to listen -- and then go about the task of solving problems. I have done so throughout my career, and will do so again in Topeka,"

Learn more about Eric by visiting his website at