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5/3/2010

DEMOCRATIC REPRESENTATIVES SVATY AND SLATTERY VOTED WITH CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS TO OVERRIDE PARKINSON’S VETO BY A TWO VOTE MARGAIN…MODERATE REPUBLICANS AND LIBERALS WERE ON THE LOSING SIDE…

Filed under: political musings, Pro-life/Pro-choice, Don Svaty, 108th — Peg Britton @ 1:04 pm

I hold the political and ethical view that a woman should have control over her fertility and the choice to continue or terminate  a pregnancy. This entails the guarantee of reproductive rights, which includes access to sexual education; access to safe and legal abortion, contraception, and fertility treatments; and legal protection from forced abortion.

The Democratic party endorses this principle.

One in three women will undergo an abortion sometime during her reproductive years.  You can legislate against abortions, but abortions will never end just as prostitution will never end despite laws enacted against it.

If a woman doesn’t have the freedom of “choice”, you can see what little importance other rights are that filter down through legislative bodies dominated by men.

I’m first pro-choice and second a Democrat.  My votes and support follow that order.

Jeannine Koranda May 03, 2010 17:32:00 GMT

TOPEKA – The Kansas House mustered enough votes Monday to override the governor’s veto of a bill that requires more detailed diagnoses for late-term abortions.

On Friday, the chamber narrowly missed the two-thirds majority – 84 votes – needed to override a veto. Through a procedural motion, the chamber reconsidered the motion Monday and the override passed 86-35.

The measure now goes to the Senate, where it would have to again receive a two-thirds majority before the override became official. When the bill passed, the Senate the vote was 24-15, three votes shy of 27 that will be needed to overturn the veto.

THANK YOU RAJ GOYLE

Filed under: political musings, Pro-life/Pro-choice, Don Svaty, 108th — Peg Britton @ 7:39 am

Rep. Raj Goyle voted  to sustain the governor’s veto of the anti abortion legislation yesterday.  He did the right thing and needs to be thanked.

The following legislators voted to override the veto and need to be called on it and persuaded to change their votes.  Changing her vote would be consistent with Jo Ann Pottorff’s past voting record.

Rep. Don Svaty- (D) Ellsworth 785-296-7643
Rep. Peterson - (D) KC 785-296-7691
Rep. Pottorff- …(R) Wichita 785-296-7501
Rep. Slattery -(D) JoCo 785-296-7665

Shame on these representatives for chipping away at women’s rights .

12/4/2009

SVATYS OF ELLSWORTH COUNTY EAGER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE

Filed under: prairie musings, Joshua Svaty, Don Svaty, 108th — Peg Britton @ 8:29 am

Svatys of Ellsworth County Eager for Public Service
By Marty Keenan
Opinion | December 3, 2009

Click here for the rest of the story…Kansas Free Press

Rookie State Representative Don Svaty (D-108th) is a man of many accomplishments. However, he is usually introduced to people as “Josh Svaty’s father.” Svaty, speaking to Rice County Democrats on Wednesday night, seems smitten with the situation, and is justifiably proud of his son, Joshua Svaty, the new Agriculture Secretary for the State of Kansas.

A fundraiser for Representative Don Svaty is scheduled for Tuesday December 15th  from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Smoky Hill Vineyard and Winery in Salina.  Please reply by Dec. 11th to donsvaty@hotmail.com to make reservations.  Sponsorship levels are $100, $250 and $500.  Special guests will be Governor Mark Parkinson and Sec. of Agriculture Joshua Svaty.

8/3/2009

DON SVATY ELECTED STATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE 108TH LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT

Filed under: prairie musings, Joshua Svaty, 108th — Peg Britton @ 1:49 pm

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Don Svaty of Ellsworth was elected representative for the 108th Legislative District during a Democratic convention held Sunday August 2nd at the Ellsworth County Courthouse chaired by Shirley Jacques, Democratic chairwoman of  Saline County.  Don will complete the term of his son, Josh Svaty, that ends in January of 2011 and has announced he will seek re-election in November 2010.  There were no other nominations for the position.

Don is a 65-year-old farmer and former Ellsworth High School teacher and school board member.  He is a active in the Presbyterian Church.  He and his wife Niki have three other children in addition to Josh:  Seth, Eli and Paula.

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Former State Representative Josh Svaty addressed the Convention.  Josh is acting Secretary of Agriculture for the State of Kansas until such time he is confirmed.  Josh and Kimberly have moved to a home in Topeka but will maintain their rural Ellsworth residence as well.

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House minority leader, Paul Davis of Lawrence, spoke to the crowd of delegates and observers from the 108th.

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Don is holding grandson Jackson Cole Svaty, son of Josh and Kimberly, after the meeting concluded. Jack Svaty was signed in at the meeting…his first Democratic convention.


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