Sharice Davids speaking to supporters. Photo by Rhonda LeValdo
Published August 23, 2018
KANSAS CITY, Kan. — The Sharice for Congress campaign has released its first ad of the 2018 general election. The ad entitled “Service” highlights her background in public service and her roots in Kansas.
“Kansans want a representative who listens to us and who and acts for their values, interests, and communities,” Davids said. “I have a proven track record of service–it’s part of who I am– and I will always put Kansas, not the special interests, first.”
Davids, a tribal citizen of the Ho-Chunk Nation, won the Democratic nomination in Kansas 3rd Congressional District on August 8, 2018. Davids will face incumbent GOP Congressman Kevin Yoder in the general election in November.
Davids is one of two American Indian women running for Congress. Deb Haaland (Laguana Pueblo) is running in New Mexico’s 1st Congressional district. Given there has never been an American Indian woman in Congress, Indian Country is rooting for both candidates.
Davids is a proud Kansan raised by a single mom and Army veteran who was stationed at Ft. Leavenworth. After graduating from Johnson County Community College, Davids went on to earn an Ivy League law degree. She wants others to have the same opportunities to achieve their goals. That is why she has focused her career, including her service as a White House fellow, on bringing more opportunities to underserved communities and middle class families to help them get ahead. In Congress, Davids will continue her work by expanding access to affordable health care, strengthening public schools, making college more affordable, and investing in infrastructure to help create more good paying jobs.
Levi Rickert, a tribal citizen of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, is the publisher and editor of Native News Online. Previously, he served as editor of the Native News Network. He is a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan.