Governor Laura Kelly has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff Monday, June 24, at the Kansas State Capitol complex in honor of former Congresswoman Jan Meyers, who passed away Friday. Meyers served Kansas from 1985 to 1997 in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Congresswoman Jan Meyers, whom I respected and admired. As the first Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Kansas, she was a groundbreaking public servant in many ways, and a role model for all.

“Her dedication to Kansas as a member of Congress will be forever remembered,” the governor said. “Lt. Governor Lynn Rogers and I, along with our families, extend our heartfelt condolences to Congresswoman Meyers’ family.”

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