Historic selection to replace Parker in House

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Johnson County Democratic precinct leaders on Tuesday night picked Heather Meyer, a medical social worker, to replace Democratic state Rep. Brett Parker.

Meyer said she is bisexual, which will make her the fourth openly LGBTQ member of the Kansas Legislature.

Meyer will fill the House District 29 seat that Parker is vacating to lobby for the American Atheists, a New-Jersey based group that advocates for religious equality.

"I really want to be able to put myself out there and represent the people well," Meyer said in an interview Tuesday night.

"I deeply care about our community," she said. "This . . .

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