Emily Carpenter for State Representative

Thank you for visting my website! I am honored to be running for State Representative in District 17, which encompasses southern Shawnee and northern Lenexa. As our website develops, I encourage you to learn more about me, why I'm running, and how you can help my campaign.

Over the last two years, we have all learned how important it is to have representatives who will stand up for us at every level of government. Terrible policies out of Washington are crushing our families and businesses, so we must have strong, principled leaders willing to work together to solve problems. That is why I am running - and I ask for your vote in the Republican Primary on August 2nd.

My priorities are simple and straight-forward:
  • Fight Inflation. Biden's policies have been a disaster for Lenexa and Shawnee families. We must work to pass sound economic and tax policies that ease the burden of inflation and put people first. We made a great start this year with the elimination of the food sales tax, and I believe we can do more.
  • Focus on Students. As the mother of four, the strength of our schools has always been incredibly important to me, just as it is for you. I believe we can achieve student success by listening to parents, demanding quality curriculum, and getting funding to the classroom so our teachers have the resources they need to get results.
  • Promote Freedom & Opportunity. It is imperative that our leaders are willing to defend life, liberty, and our constitutional rights, while working towards solutions that empower people. That means reducing red tape, removing mandates, and encouraging entrepreneurship. As a small businesswoman, I understand the struggles of the last two years and how important it is that state government stands on the side of those who are growing our economy.
I am also proud to be pro-life and strongly support the Value Them Both Amendment.

If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me at emilycarpenter4kansas@gmail.com. If you'd like to join our team, click here to volunteer!

I look forward to hearing from you!

For Kansas,


Emily and her husband, Derrick, have four children with their school-aged children attending public schools. For eight years, they have served as a protective home in Johnson County for children in crisis who have no other place to stay.

Emily graduated from Emporia State University and operates an investment real estate company. Named Kansas Woman of the Year by the NCAA in 2001, she is one o fthe most decorated student-athletes in ESU history and will be inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame this fall.


The boundaries have changed in District 17! Largely, the edges of the district are Pflumm on the east, K-7 on the west, Shawnee Mission Parkway on the north, and 87th/83rd St on the south, with the exception of a small pocket in the northwest corner of the district. A map is below:


The Republican Primary is on Tuesday, August 2nd. Below are some key dates and important information regarding voting:

July 12th - Deadline to Register to Vote (click Here July 13th - Advance Voting by Mail Begins
July 16th - Advance Voting in person Begins
August 2nd - Election Day!

Dates for the General Election will be posted after the primary.

Advance Voting Information- Click here for information on how to vote in advance in Johnson County.

If you have any questions about your ballot, please contact the Johnson County Election Office.