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Candidates wanted for Silver Haired Legislature

Older Kansans interested in politics and public policy can register to become candidates for the Kansas Silver Haired Legislature.

KSHL gives seniors an educational experience in state politics and an opportunity to identify policy issues important for older Kansans and caregivers. Each year, members of KSHL meet to identify issues, develop and discuss bills and resolutions, and present KSHL bills to members of the legislature.

To be eligible, candidates must be 60 or older when filing, be a resident of the district they want to serve, be a registered voter, be willing to participate in required activities including attending the annual meeting and KSHL legislative session, and return registration forms by Feb. 15.

A total of 125 elected Silver Haired Legislators are responsible for meeting with older adults in their counties or districts, attending KSHL meetings, advocating for legislative priorities, and testifying at legislative hearings.

Registration forms and more information are available by calling (800) 432-2703, or e-mailing Karen Mayse at

Last modified Jan. 24, 2019