Over the four years of her service in Topeka, State Representative Nancy Lusk has been an independent voice working for the best interests of the citizens of the 22nd District.
Nancy has spent her time in Topeka advocating for a sustainable tax policy and a reversal of the last five and half years of the mismanagement of state government by the Brownback administration and conservative leadership in the legislature. She understand the need to invest in public education, infrastructure, and research – not deplete them – because they are the factors that drive economic empowerment.
With her work on the House Social Services Committee, Lusk has been a champion for shoring up the home-based services needed by the intellectually and developmentally disabled and for restoring the public safety net that serves the disabled.
In addition, Lusk has voted to protect our independent judiciary, the wind energy sector of our economy, infrastructure development and the local control of our local governments.
Nancy started her journey into public service more than 15 years ago when her children’s elementary school was slated for closure. Through the experience, she became a passionate advocate for children’s issues and identified the bigger challenge that faces Kansans– the state’s chronic under-funding of our schools. Since then, Nancy has been active in PTA, serving as the Legislative Chair for the PTAs at the area schools where her children attended. For her activism with the PTA, she has been honored with honorary life memberships from three separate PTA units.
In 2002, Nancy Lusk was a founding board member of Kansas Families United for Education – a group dedicated to ensuring quality public education and sufficient school funding.
Nancy graduated from Wichita State University and has made a career as a professional illustrator. She has produced artwork for a variety of clients including American Girl, Sprint, Hallmark, McDonald’s, Gerber Baby Products and Dole Foods. She has been the recipient of awards for her work, including acceptance into the annual New York Society of Illustrators Show.
Nancy and her husband, James Lusk, have lived in Overland Park for over twenty-five years and have been active in a variety of school and church activities. They are parents to adult, fraternal triplets.