A possible challenger to Kansas Democratic Congressman Dennis Moore in 2010, Patricia Lightner’s campaign site is PatriciaLightner.com. Click here for her Facebook page. She provides the following introductory video.
According to her Web site:
Patricia Lightner recently completed nearly five years in the financial services industry as a VP in Government Relations with the global bank, HSBC. She worked on consumer credit issues such as: privacy, security breach, mortgage lending, licensure, credit card and insurance.
In 1998, Lightner started her political career running for an open seat in the Kansas Legislature. She ran for State Representative in the 29th District as an unknown Republican in Overland Park and won in an upset victory. She served three terms as a State Representative. Her mainstream conservative stance and voting record earned her the respect of her colleagues who elected her to Majority Whip her second term in office, (2000-2002). In her third term, she was appointed as the House Insurance Committee Chairman, (2002 -2004).
As the Insurance Committee Chairman, Patricia worked to reform healthcare for Kansans by moving through her committee and getting passed the Health Savings Account Act and the Model Credit Score Act. She also wrote and pushed through legislation for the Student Self Medication Act. Lightner’s reputation and votes in the Kansas House reflect a pro-growth, pro-family and pro-liberty record.