New Generation Seminar Alumnus Elected to U.S. Congress

Kevin Yoder (Photo credit: Kevin Yoder's website)

Kevin W. Yoder (EWC Seminars 05) has been elected to the U.S. Congress from the state of Kansas as a result of the U.S. November 2010 elections. Kevin is Representative-elect for Kansas’ 3rd congressional district, which encompasses Wyandotte, Johnson and a portion of Douglas County (Lawrence, Eudora).

Prior to his election to Congress, Kevin was a State Representative in Kansas for eight years, serving the people of the 20th District which includes Overland Park and Leawood. When first elected in 2002, Kevin was the youngest Republican in the Kansas House. In his fourth and final term, he was chairman of the 23-member House Appropriations Committee and was serving his eighth year as a member of the Judiciary Committee. In 2009 Kevin was given the “Intergovernmental Leadership Award” by the Kansas League of Municipalities for his leadership in resolving the state’s fiscal crisis. As a State Representative, Kevin was an advocate for public education and the disabled, and provided leadership on criminal justice issues. In 2003, he was awarded the “Courageous Leadership” Award by the Kansas Disability Caucus for his legislative efforts on behalf of disabled Kansans.

Kevin participated in the 2005 New Generation Seminar for young leaders, which explored the theme “Health Issues in the Asia Pacific Region” with travel to Bangkok and Hong Kong.