Keith Davenport

Keith Davenport

Kansas House, District 43, KS

Keith is a long-time leader in the nonprofit and public sectors, and he is running because the community needs a representative who will listen to constituents and fight for practical solutions to everyday problems. He is passionately advocating for strong public schools, accessible childcare, better jobs, and affordable housing – especially for seniors and veterans. He is also committed to listening to voters and keeping them informed about what is happening in Topeka.

Keith believes democracy is for everyone, and his experience as a pastor makes him a great listener. He takes constituent concerns seriously and is open to a conversation about problems people in the community are facing. While at Johnson County Community College, he worked hard for students and fought for data-driven policies to help students succeed. He also led Johnson County Mental Health Center's community relations efforts during the throws of the pandemic, fighting misinformation about mental health and assisting families get the help they needed.

Keith earned a master of divinity degree and a master’s degree in public affairs. He currently works as an executive director of a nonprofit, focused on economic development and business retention. He lives in Gardner, Kansas with his wife and children.