Kansas Trans Politico Opts Out

After nasty toilet debate . . . A "groundbreaking" local politico has decided to hang up her spurs.

Here's why . . .

“My wife and I have aging parents with major health issues and we are placing them first. Today I am withdrawing my bid for re-election so we can focus on their needs,” the tweet read. “It has been an honor to serve the people of KS House 86, and the indigenous and LGBTQI of all KS.”

Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .

The first transgender lawmaker in Kansas, Stephanie Byers, will not seek a second term

The first openly transgender lawmaker in Kansas will not seek another term in the Kansas House. Rep. Stephanie Byers, a Wichita Democrat, is also the first transgender Native American woman elected to a state legislature, and one of few Native Americans in the Kansas House or Senate.