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


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 insurance as well as serving on General Government Budget and Agriculture Committees.


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.


Personal Life

Cindy has been married to Jim, a retired pilot and Shawnee City Councilman for over 47 years.  They have four grown children, all graduates of the Shawnee Mission School District; Samantha an obstetrician in Lawrence, Jamie a Sr. Finance Analyst for Starbucks in the Netherlands, Kim a Mom raising two boys in Shawnee and Justin a Producer and Director for a K.C. radio program.   Cindy has four grandsons she adores and spends her spare time watching their activities, taking them to movies, shopping, and the lake.

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