Meet Garth

Hi, I’m Garth Strand and I’d like to be your representative in the Kansas House for District 104. Will you vote for me in November, 2020?

I was born and raised on a farm in Morris County Kansas where I learned how to work hard, have fun, respect the land and help my neighbors. I graduated from K-State with degrees in Business Management and Education. I thought I was going to teach high school business classes. Well, as we know, life is what happens when we are busy making other plans! After my student teaching, I decided that was not for me. A big, sincere ‘hat’s off’ to all teachers. It’s a tough assignment! Moving on with ‘Plan B’, I soon found myself in the finance world and shortly thereafter discovered the cooperative world of credit unions. It was an excellent match for me, using what I learned growing up…work hard, have fun and help my neighbors. I enjoyed a productive and successful 37 year career with Hutchinson, now Heartland Credit Union.

Along the way, I have enjoyed my family, friends, church and community. I have been blessed with good health and have enjoyed being active throughout my life with volunteering, backpacking, bicycle riding and gardening being top contenders. While I can’t say I’m an environmental activist, I am highly interested [and concerned] about our planet.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world: indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead

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