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Experienced Leadership Delivering Results for Our Community

Elected and Appointed Experience

  • 5 Term Kansas State Representative

  • Former SMSD Board Member

  • Former President, Kansas Association of School Boards

  • Served on Board of Teacher Credentialing for the Kansas State Board of Education 

  • Former Vice-Chair of the Johnson County Mental Health Board 

  • Past Board member of Kansas Board of Indigent Defense Services 

  • 13 Years Shawnee Mission Advisory Board

  • Former SMAC (Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA) Officer

  • Past PTA President

  • Past Board Member of Kansas Families for Education

  • Former League of Women Voters Board Member

  • Former Volunteer Shawnee Fire Department Rescue Squad

  • Former Member of the EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Board for the State of Kansas

  • Founding Committee Member for Ronald McDonald House at the University of Kansas Medical Center

  • Served on UCS (United Community Services) Committee working on the prevention of child abuse issues.


Professional Background


After previously serving 3 terms in the Kansas House of Representatives, Cindy retired from her job in 2016 to run again and win a state legislative seat to put Kansas back on a track of fiscal responsibility and fund public schools. Cindy currently serves as the ranking minority member on the Insurance Committee and is also a member of the Children and Seniors Committee and Energy, Utilities and Telecommunications Committee.


Before retirement, Cindy spent most of her career as a Medical Administrator for a Multi-Specialty Group with offices in Wyandotte and Johnson County. She worked for Discover Dental handling sedation patients. She also spent 9 years working for Shawnee Mission schools in various roles while raising her children.



Cindy has been married to Jim, a retired airline pilot and former Shawnee City Councilman, for 50 years.  They have four grown children, all graduates of the Shawnee Mission School District: Samantha, an OB/GYN and wellness doctor living in Lawrence; Jamie a Financial Analyst for Cody Cosmetics living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Kim, an insurance underwriter living in Shawnee and Justin, a restaurateur and BBQ pitmaster living in Shawnee. Cindy has four grandsons she adores and spends her spare time watching their activities, taking them to movies, shopping and to the lake.