The Geary County Democratic Party hasn’t had a headquarters since 2008, but all that changed yesterday when officials opened an office at 425 N. Washington St.
Geary County Democratic Party Chair Shelley Hoyle-Kite spoke to the assembled group before welcoming several candidates for office to say a few words.
Several candidates for office were present at the ribbon cutting including candidate for Geary County Attorney Chris Biggs, incumbent Geary County Commissioner Larry Hicks, and candidate for Kansas Senate District 17 Susan Fowler. Fowler is based in Emporia.
All three candidates received campaign contributions from the Geary County Democratic Women.
Each candidate addressed attendees briefly, going over their goals and platforms.
Hicks said he believed it was important to make “a direct appeal and outreach to every citizen in Junction City/Geary County because everyone has a role to play, no matter how large or how small it might be.”
To this end, the Democrats welcome volunteers to help get out the vote, either going door to door or making phone calls.
Stop by the office for more details or call Hoyle-Kite at (785) 238-6222.