June 24, 2004
Check out the NEW RESOURCE page – register to vote, apply for advanced ballot, etc.
Door to Door
Lenexa Community Days
SAVE THE DATE update
Inside KS Politics
The Sharp-Voter Files
Where’s Waldo (Rep. Sharp)?
Question of the Week – Jeopardy style!
Thank you to my old and new friends in Briargrove and Woodbridge, and welcome to the Sharp Record!
Lenexa Community Days
OK, are you ready for some fun? If you have a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, please respond to this email, I have an idea!
Saturday, July 3rd, I NEED YOUR HELP! We will meet at 9:30 am at the Lenexa Community Center (Pflumm just south of the railroad tracks), I will hand out t-shirts, donuts, and water. Reply to this email to join the party. As an added bonus, the Republicans sponsor a social tent following the parade!
SAVE THE DATE information
Three big events are coming in July:
July 3 (9:30 am) - Lenexa Community Days parade, 95th and Santa Fe
July 11 (5:00-7:00 pm) - Family fun meet and greet, location TBA
July 13 (6:00-8:00 pm) – “Grown-ups gathering” at Tanner’s Bar and Grill on 87th: 12906 West 87th Parkway
Inside Kansas Politics
June 19, we had an “all calls, all hour” show, where we took questions from YOU! The most consistent part of the show was the caller’s concerns. With each caller and question, we asked the caller what issues were important to them during this year’s election. Every single caller said “education and economic development” or some derivative thereof… schools and jobs, etc.
The Sharp-Voter Files
This section is ALL NEW! The idea is for you to get to know your friends and neighbors that are “Sharp Voters”.
Mary Ca Ralstin
Mary Ca is an UBER-volunteer for me and has lived in Kansas since age 6. She and her husband Jim met at Bethany Medical Center, she is an RN and he is a pulmonologist. They will celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary this year.
Her four children, Meg, 19, Becca, 17, James 16, Allison 15 attended Benninghoven, Trailridge, and Northwest. Meg is a sophomore at KU majoring in international relations. The Ralstins live in Stonebridge subdivision at Midland and Lackman.
Mary Ca is one of those people I can call, give her an idea, let her run with it, and it ALWAYS makes a splash. She can round up a dozen volunteers in a flash to walk doors, walk parades, or make phone calls. Here is just a fraction of some of the things Mary Ca does:
Member, St. Joseph Catholic Church
PTA Past President, Benninghoven
PTA Past President, Trailridge
Shawnee Mission PTA Council
Health Chairman for Kansas PTA
Scholarship Chairman for Kansas PTA
Legislative Affairs Committee Chairman, SMNW PTA
Executive Committee of Kansas Families United for Public Education
Mary Ca graduated from Marymount College in Salina, KS. She loves going on adventures with her children, spending time at the lake, and reading mysteries. THANK YOU to Mary Ca for her constant support in every area!
Contribute to the campaign
- Non-monetary contributions - Reply to this email with your street address.
- I want a yard sign!
- I want to give my time to help Stephanie get re-elected!
- Financial contribution
Johnson County Election Office
- Register to VOTE
- Apply for an advanced ballot (vote at home)
- Work the polls on election day (and get paid)
- Student election worker
- Poll Watcher – be the first to see election result, and call me to tell me the news!
Where’s Waldo (Rep. Sharp)? June 18 – July 2, 2004
- Inside Kansas Politics – this week we will be jetting across town from the Lenexa BBQ Battle, where my cohost Rob Boyer and I are sponsoring a tent!
- Higher Education forum, Johnson County Community College
- Lenexa Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs committee meeting
- Lenexa Chamber of Commerce Biz After Hours, the Lenexa BBQ Battle!
Question of the Week!
Last week’s question:
How was suffragette Susan B. Anthony related to Kansas?
Answer and Winner: Pat Hurley, a government relations and transportation guru is this week’s winner! Pat wins one of my magnets and a Seal of Kansas lapel pin.
Susan B. Anthony’s brother, Daniel R. Anthony lived in Leavenworth, KS.
New Question: Jeopardy-style: I was commemorated by a $.03 postage stamp in the late 1940s. I attended school, was a member of the Presbyterian Church and its choir, and later operated a laundry in Minneapolis, Ottawa County, Kansas. Who am I?
As always, I would love your comments and questions about anything included here, or about anything in state government! If I can ever be of service to you, please do not hesitate to drop me a line!
Representative Stephanie Sharp
17th District, KS House
Serving Lenexa and Shawnee