Liberty resident Chris Lonsdale has launched his campaign to represent HD 38 Lonsdale, a Republican, is an Eagle Scout and a graduate of the University of Missouri.
“We need to elect a state representative that will fight to keep the Northland a great place to live and work. Liberty needs to have a representative that is going to champion legislation that will grow our local economy and bring infrastructure development to our region,” Lonsdale said in a press release.
Lonsdale has listed the alleged teaching of Critical Race Theory in public schools and COVID-19 health regulations as catalysts for his campaign.
“We have gone from ‘two weeks to flatten the curve’ to two years of mask mandates and lockdowns. I will fight every day to ensure that your First and Second Amendment rights are never squashed and trampled by overreaching government officials or unelected big tech company executives. Divisive and hateful rhetoric like Critical Race Theory and the 1619 Project have no place in our community, let alone our classrooms,” Lonsdale said.
HD 38, which is in Clay county, opened after GOP Rep. Doug Richey was drawn into HD 39 following redistricting.
Lonsdale is set to face Eben Hall the wife of Kansas City Councilwoman Heather Hall, who has been endorsed by Richey, in the Republican primary.