Brett Parker is proud to represent Kansas House District 29.
In the Kansas legislature, Brett serves on the Transportation and Public Safety Budget committee, the Insurance committee, and the Elections committee. He is a strong and vocal proponent for integrity in elections, having introduced an amendment to the Kansas constitution that would ensure a fair selection process of those in charge of redistricting, avoiding the threat of gerrymandering. Brett works ardently on behalf of teachers and students, mental health, women’s rights, and for all of the people in the 29th district.
Born and raised in Johnson County, Brett Parker is a graduate of Olathe East. Today, he works in the very same school district, teaching English at Countryside Elementary School and Pioneer Trail Middle School. An alumnus of the University of Missouri Kansas City, Brett is currently an active member of the Kansas National Education Association (KNEA) and has served as vice president and national delegate for the Olathe National Education Association. In that role, he championed students, their families, and the teachers that serve them while working collaboratively with the superintendent and Olathe Board of Education.
Brett served as the Social Justice Intern at a local church to educate students about the struggles of their peers around the world. In 2008, Brett organized the Abolition Relay at the Kansas Marathon to raise money for International Justice Mission, a faith based organization dedicated to combatting human trafficking. Locally, Brett is perhaps best known for his creation of Dressed to the Nines Day, an annual event which helps to raise money for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and was recently formally adopted by the Kansas City Royals.
Brett has just completed his first session in the legislature, and looks forward to getting back to work for the betterment of Kansas next year.