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Eileen Horn Takes Over Open Seat In The Kansas House

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Stephen Koranda
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Kansas Public Radio
Rep. Eileen Horn is sworn in Wednesday.

A new state lawmaker has been sworn into office as a member of the Kansas House.

Democrat Eileen Horn will represent Baldwin City and parts of Lawrence.

Horn is Douglas County's sustainability director. She says she wants to work on sustainability issues in the Legislature, but says that work extends beyond environmental concerns.

“Small business development, living wages," Horn says. "Protecting people and making sure that they can make a good living in our state. From an economic standpoint, attracting businesses to the state that can provide good, primary jobs for people.”

Horn replaces Democrat John Wilson, who recently stepped down from his House seat.

Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio, a partner in the Kansas News Service. Follow him on Twitter @KPRKoranda.