As a Republican state legislator representing southeast Wichita, Mike Farmer knew how to work well with others, and work the legislative process, without compromising his conservative Christian principles. He was as thoughtful and quietly effective as they come during his seven years at the Statehouse, successfully pushing for a 1998 modification of the stateâ€™s death penalty law giving judges discretion to favor a tough prison sentence instead. Farmer left the Kansas House in 2000 to become executive director of the Kansas Catholic Conference. His death last week from leukemia, at age 59, leaves us saddened for his family and grateful for the contributions he made to his community and state.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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