Government Information

Here at the Chamber, we strive to keep our members and community connected to our local, state, and national government officials.


Local Government


City of Newton

Members of the Newton City Commission include:

  • Mayor Clint McBroom
  • Vice Mayor Leroy Koehn
  • Commissioner Rod Kreie
  • Commissioner Kathy Valentine
  • Commissioner Rich Stinnet

To contact the city commission, you may reach them at, or (316) 284-6001.

Commission Meetings

The City Commission meets at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. All meetings are held in the Commission Chambers on the third floor at City Hall. Anyone wishing to address the Commission about concerns regarding an item that is not on the agenda can do so by signing up prior to the meeting to speak under Citizens Forum.

If you would like to attend a Commission meeting and need foreign language or sign language interpretation or any other type of reasonable accommodation, please notify City Clerk Denise Duerksen ( at least three business days in advance.

To learn more about the Newton City Commission, visit

City of North Newton

Members of the North Newton City Council include:

The North Newton City Council meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in North Newton City Hall. If you have questions about the meetings, you can contact City Hall at

North Newton City Hall
2601 N. Main Street
P.O. Box 87
North Newton, KS 67117
Phone: 316-283-7633.

Harvey County

Members of the Harvey County Commission include:

  • Commissioner Randy Hague
  • Commissioner Don Schroeder
  • Commissioner Becky Reimer

The Harvey County Commission meets at 9:00 am every Monday in the Commission Room located on the first floor of the Harvey County Courthouse.

At these meetings, the County Commissioners have the opportunity to hear public concerns, as well as vote on county policies, regulations, etc. It is the job of the Board of Harvey County Commissioners to decide overall policy for Harvey County, to determine the annual budget, to determine overall long-range plans for Harvey County, to hire and fire nonelected Department Heads and to manage County property.

The Harvey County Commissioners are responsible for appointing members of certain county boards such as the Regional Planning Commission, the Council on Aging, the Parks Advisory Board and several others. These citizen advisory boards provide important input to the Commission to aide in policy and decision making.

The County Commission also does other tasks required by statutes or required by County business. The three-member Commission is elected by districts in Harvey County for four-year terms.

To keep up with the current commission agenda, or to view minutes from past meetings, visit

USD #373 Board of Education

Members of the USD 373 Board of Education include:

  • Luke Edwards
  • Brenna Haines
  • Mallory Morton
  • Andy Ortiz
  • Melissa Schreiber
  • Dayna Steinmetz
  • Matt Treaster

The Board of Education meets on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Mckinley Administrative Center Board Room, located at 308 E 1st St. in Newton.

To access board agendas, minutes, goals, etc., visit You may also contact board members on this website.

State Government

House District 72

Rep. Avery Anderson
R- Newton
Mailing address:
State House Room: 176-W
Kansas House of Representatives
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-2361

House District 74

Rep. Stephen Owens
Mailing address:
State House Room 274-W
Kansas House of Representatives
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-7500

Senate District 31

Carolyn McGinn
Mailing Address:
State House Room:545-S
Kansas Senate
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-7377


Laura Kelly
Office of the Governor
State Capital
300 S.W. 10th Ave. Suite 2415
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-3232

The Kansas Legislature consists of a 125-member House of Representatives and a 40-member Senate. Representatives are elected for a two-year term and Senators are elected for a four-year term. The Legislature convenes on the second Monday in January for an annual session and generally adjourns in early May. During the interim period joint and special committees meet to discuss issues assigned to them by Legislative leadership or by statute. The Legislature is supported by five non-partisan staff agencies: Kansas Legislative Research Department, Revisor of Statutes, Legislative Administrative Services, Office of Information Services and, Legislative Division of Post Audit. In addition, the offices of the Chief Clerk of the House and the Secretary of the Senate are responsible for the operations of the respective chambers under the direction of elected leadership. The general public can access the legislative process through its elected Senators and Representatives or through participation in committee activity.

To keep up with current state legislation, visit
This website provides the information needed to contact Senators and Representatives; track the status and content of a bill; read supplementary reports and publications; find out what is happening in the chambers or committees; and look at the current statutes. A live audio broadcast of the House and Senate chambers allows the public to listen to debate on bills and issues. Information about the chambers, committees, or individual legislators can be found using the appropriate tabs at the top of this page. During the Session, House and Senate Calendars provide information about business to be considered in the chambers and a weekly agenda of committee meetings. The Journals are the historical record of activity in the chambers. Information regarding the status or content of bills and the content of the laws can be found under the Bills and Laws tab.

In addition to the website, the public can access a variety of information by calling the Legislative Hotline at 1.800.432.3924 (in-state) or 785.296.2149 (out-of-state). The hotline is a free service provided by the State Library of Kansas. Librarians are available by instant message chat at or text questions to 785.256.0733 (standard text message rates may apply).

National Legislature

House of Representatives

Tracey Mann, 1st District –
Washington: (202) 225-2715
Salina: (785) 829-9000

Jake LaTurner, 2nd District –
Washington: (202) 225-6601
Topeka: (785) 234-5966

Sharice Davids, 3rd District –
Washington: (202) 225-2865
Kansas City: (913) 621-0832

Ron Estes, 4th District –
Washington: (202) 225-6216
Wichita: (316) 262-8992

To keep up with current legislative activity in the US House of Representatives, visit


Jerry Moran
Washington: (202) 224-6521
Hays: (785) 628-6401

Roger Marshall
Washington: (202) 224-4774
Dodge City: (620) 227-2244

To keep up with current legislative activity in the US Senate, visit


Joe Biden
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20500

To learn more about the current administration, visit

Supreme Court

Current Supreme Court Justices include:

  • Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr.
  • Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr.
  • Associate Justice Clarence Thomas
  • Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer
  • Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor
  • Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh
  • Associate Justice Elena Kegan
  • Associate Justice Neil M. Gorsuch
  • Associate Justice Amy Coney Barrett

To learn more, visit