Senator Mary Pilcher Cook (R-Shawnee) has released the following statement in response to yesterday's ruling by the Kansas Supreme Court in the Gannon case.

"The Kansas Supreme Court has again overstepped its bounds and is again undermining the liberty of Kansas citizens. There is a reason the people voted for the Kansas Constitution that gave specific policy-making duties to the Legislature. Its members are elected by the people; its members are closest to the people; its members are held accountable by the people. When the Court gives rulings that are so deeply mired in policy, it overrides the voice of the people and it prevents them from controlling their government. For the good of the people, this has to stop and by their oath, each member of the Legislature has a duty to protect the liberty of its Kansas citizens."

A Note from Mary...

Thank you for visiting my new website! As we embark on the 2018 legislative session, I am reminded of all that we have accomplished, but also know we have much left to do. I invite you to take a look around my website - including learning more about my background, my principles, and some of the facts surrounding the various debates we are currently having in Topeka.

For a review on the actions we took during the 2017 legislative session, visit my Legislative Reports page. Thank you.

I also invite you to join my team - there are several ways to help and we'd appreciate any financial support you'd like to contribute, as well.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

In honor of your liberty,