The Johnson County Area Agency on Aging (JCAAA) hosted the election of six Johnson County delegates to the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature (KSHL) Tuesday, March 14, at the Sunset Drive Office Building in Olathe. Voters elected the six delegates to serve a two-year term to represent the senior population of Johnson County. The elected delegation include Katy Hoffman of Lenexa, Jerry D. Ireland of Lenexa, Gary Rex Scott of Olathe, Jeanie Adkins-Peine of Overland Park, Scott Gregory of Roeland Park, and Will Haworth,Sr of Gardner.
Four candidates who also ran will be on a list of alternates. In the event that any member of the elected delegation is unable to serve or complete a term, alternates will be considered to replace them in the order of the popular vote. The alternates include John P. Smith of Shawnee, Ronald D. McVeigh of Olathe, Louis G. Bornman of Shawnee, and David J. Rogers of Overland Park.
All candidates (See Candidate Information) offered an amazing and broad range of experience and expertise. Congratulations to everyone for their commitment to advocating and working for the priority concerns of Kansas senior citizens. Although only six delegates are elected to the delegation, there are many ways for everyone to be active and involved and advocate. For more information see What Is the Kansas Silver-Haired Legislature? or in Johnson County call 913-715-8860.