Henry (Henry) Helgerson (D-083)

State Representative Henry Helgerson

Henry (Henry) Helgerson (D-083)
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Capitol: 785.296.7668
FAX: 785.296.1153
District: 316.683.7628
Representative
Room 174-W Kansas State Capitol 300 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1504
12 East Peach Tree Lane
Eastborough, KS 67207
Residence:Eastborough, KS

Committee Assignments

Bio

A Note from Henry This will be remembered as the session that "could have been." We started the year with a large reserve balance. Both the House and the Senate wanted to be able to show accomplishments going into the Fall elections. Cooperation ended because of egos, politics and the COVID-19 pandemic. We face a fractured legislature with limited willingness to work with Governor Kelly, an economy that is on life support, and a budget forecast for the state that will require massive cuts. I remain resolute- We must reach across party lines, across economic, social and racial divides to create a new future. The strength of Kansas is in our people who get up and go to work every day, and are willing to help out a neighbor when misfortune happens. And it has for thousands of Kansans. I am committed to funding public education and recreating an economy that empowers everyone with the tools and the opportunities to succeed. I hope you join me in that effort. Respectfully yours, Henry Helgerson Henry's Experience Education Kapaun High School Wichita State University Rockhurst College, Bachelor of Arts Harvard University, Master in Public Administration Kansas Legislature (1983-2000, 2004, 2016-2020) Previous Leadership Positions- Budget Committee Chairman Ranking Democrat, Appropriations Committee Ranking Democrat, Education Committee Sedgwick County Delegation Chair Business and Community Owner of family-owned business founded in 1937 Wichita Metro Chamber of Commerce, member Mennonite Housing, former Director Wichita Children's Museum, founder & Executive Director (now Exploration Place)

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Nicholi A. (Nickie) Flynn   DOB: 1/12/1952
Counties Representing
Sedgwick