The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

May 10, 2013

Bob Grant announces plan to retire from Kansas House

From staff reports

FRONTENAC, Kan. — State Rep. Bob Grant, D-Frontenac, announced today on the floor of the Kansas House of Representatives that he will retire effective Dec. 10 after 23 years in the legislature.

Grant said: “I have been privileged to attend and be part of a lot of events, meet a lot of great people and see things across the great state of Kansas that, had I not been a state representative, I might not have had the opportunity to do.”

Throughout his tenure in the Kansas House, Grant has been instrumental in a variety of legislative achievements. He has supported initiatives to grow the economy of Southeast Kansas (particularly through gambling) and to improve public education.

Grant serves on the House Appropriations Committee, the House Committee on Transportation, the Joint Committee on Claims against the State and the Joint Committee on State Building Construction.

“Bob is a results-driven legislator who could always be relied upon to make sound decisions in the Capitol,” said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, Lawrence. “We will miss expertise, his dedication, and most of all his sense of humor.”