Mike Amyx is a lifelong resident of Lawrence. He is the owner of Amyx Barber Shop, a three generation family-owned business in downtown Lawrence. Mike is married to his high school sweetheart, Marilyn, and together they have one son, Chris.
Mike was a Lawrence City Commissioner from 1988-93, and was elected again to successive terms from 2005 to 2018. He was Mayor a record 6 terms, 1985-86, 1987-88, 2006-07, 2010-11, 2014-15, and 2015-17. Mike also served as a Douglas County Commissioner from 1988-93 and as Chair of the Douglas County Commission in 1989-90. Mike was the Chair of the Kansas Barber Board from 2003-13.
Mike presently serves on the Lawrence Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, and the First United Church Board of Trustees.
Mike will provide a common sense, balanced perspective to the Kansas House of Representatives. He will make sound, educated decisions for Douglas County’s future with broad-based input from our neighborhoods, business community, and all affected by actions of the Legislature.
Mike has enjoyed his three decades of public service and wishes to represent his friends and neighbors in Douglas County in the Kansas House of Representatives. He would like to bring that experience and knowledge to Topeka. Although he is running as a Democrat, his record solidly shows support for issues which benefit Douglas County regardless of partisanship. He would appreciate your vote on or before August 7th.