Prattan Donna Hoener-Queal is interested in filling a position soon to be open in District 113 House of Representatives.
Donna Hoener-Queal of Pratt stepped forward Wednesday to express interest in representing the 113th House District of Kansas in Topeka, and she brings with her an endorsement from current Representative Greg Lewis (R-St. John). Lewis announced his resignation earlier this week from the Legislature due to his battle with cancer. His last day in office will be Friday, February 22.
Hoener-Queal, 60, is a 5th generation Kansan raised on a farm outside of Iuka. She and her husband, Don, live outside of Pratt and have one daughter. She serves as a board of education member for USD 382 Pratt, filling the position of governmental relations envoy for the district.
“The Republicans in this district voted overwhelmingly (over 65 percent) in the last August Primary in support of the ideals and values that I carried to Topeka on behalf of our district,” Lewis said. “Donna will continue the fight for our rural interests and carry on the legacy of service to our area that I have fought for. Donna will be a representative of our conservative values and our rural district in the same way that I have.”
Republican precinct members from the 113th House District, which covers all or parts of Pratt, Stafford, Rice and Pawnee counties will meet in the near future to elect Lewis’ replacement to serve out the remainder of his term.