Capitol Update: Rep. Heather Meyer humbled by opportunity to ‘be the change’ in Topeka

"This is the “People’s House” after all, and you deserve to be seen, heard, and respected, even if we don’t see eye to eye on every issue," writes Rep. Heather Meyer in this week's Capitol Update column.

Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Shawnee Mission area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol.

Below is this week’s submission from Democratic Rep. Heather Meyer of Kansas House District 29, which covers a segment of Overland Park. She was appointed last year to fill the seat for the remainder of the current term when former Rep. Brett Parker resigned.  

Coming into the legislature mid-session has been an exciting introduction to serving in public office, especially amid a pandemic.