Marvin (Marvin) Robinson (D-035)

State Representative Marvin Robinson

Marvin (Marvin) Robinson (D-035)
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Capitol: 785.296.8763
FAX: 785.296.1153
District: 913.573.5328
Room 451-S Kansas State Capitol 300 SW Tenth Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1504
713 Lafayette Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101
Residence:Kansas City, KS

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Marvin Robinson II Marvin S. Robinson II is known for his efforts to preserve the Quindaro Ruins and townsite in the northeast area of Kansas City, Kansas. He is an independent volunteer researcher. Robinson was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, where he served as an operations specialist. He attended Sumner High School, Emporia State University and the U.S. Naval Training Command School at Great Lakes, Illinois, where he received certification as an operations specialist. He also has done course work at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Robinson was co-organizer of a Black Think Farm on the Quindaro Ruins and Underground Railroad. He has devoted many years to environmental justice and historic preservation restoration attempts. If elected, he would like to see the state formally invite the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Veterans Archaeological Project, to come in and begin preservation of the foundations of the Quindaro Ruins townsite, providing opportunities to veterans of the area. He also supports flood control state-of-the-art implementations for the Quindaro area. In addition, he supports implementation of a drone imaging system at the Quindaro Ruins that would identify what lies below the surface of the land. If elected, he would support getting assistance from Kansas for preservation of African-American burial grounds, he said. Legislation has passed in the U.S. Senate for this effort. This project would help identify veterans who are buried there without any gravemarkers or headstones, according to Robinson. Robinson also stated that he supports more services for veterans, including more assistance with paperwork for benefits. He is aware of a new veterans facility by the Legends, but all veterans' needs cannot be resolved by it. He also supports updates and modifications to the Kansas African American Advisory Commission to expand its reach. In addition, he supports more jobs and job creation, expanding entrepreneurship platforms, with diversity, equity and inclusion. Robinson stated his background in the Navy has given him skills such as team building. He said his family history includes many members who served in the military since the American Revolution. Robinson has been endorsed by the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. He also is active in his church, and was introduced at a summer convocation.

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First Elected: 2022    Next Election: 2024
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