"Kansas faces challenges we must deal with directly. My principles begin and end with ensuring our state is the best place to raise a family."
Entering the general election as the unopposed Republican candidate for State Representative in the 99th was the culmination of a lifetime of organizational involvement, and service. Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Susan was an energizer from her earliest years. A committed cheerleader in High School, Susan's squad saw their role as more than spirit leaders. They shaped the school culture. She went on to TCU, in Fort Worth, Texas, where she studied communications, with a business minor and graduated with honors. Susan served as the President of KKG Sorority, and served on Student Foundation with her soon-to-be husband Cary. They both served in leadership of a large campus Bible Study.
After 3 years in Advertising and Marketing, Susan served as a case worker with Big Brothers and Big Sisters before transitioning to the role of full time mother to her four children. Three international moves added spice to the Humphries’ life including the adoption of two children from Brazil. During their school-age years Susan was an active Bible study leader, and volunteer in a variety of ways before returning to coach the award-winning Trinity Academy Cheerleading squad for six years.
When Susan’s husband Cary served with a non-profit in Colorado Springs, Susan had an opportunity to return to Law School commuting to The University of Denver, Sturm School of Law in 2011. Graduating three years later in the top quarter of her class, she served in DU’s Clinic for mediation, adoption and child advocacy. Choosing to return to Kanas to take the bar exam in 2014, she began to serve families in need of permanence through adoption, before determining that the nudge she felt into the race for the 99th district was one she was to follow. Susan continues to practice adoption law.
A belief that faith, family, community, and earned success through work are the pillars of a flourishing society drive her policy mindset. Fostering a state where able-bodied working-age adults have the opportunity and privilege to provide for themselves and support others voluntarily is the design for societal flourishing that motivates her.
Susan is deeply honored to have been selected by the voters of the 99th District. She looks forward to continuing to work hard to earn, and keep the trust of voters. Susan loves Kansas, and can't stay away. She and Cary have lived in Kansas most of their adult lives, moving to Kansas 5 times after corporate transfers to other states and countries. They have owned their home in Shadybrook since 2002, a Wichita address in the Andover School district. Two of their four adult children live in Kansas, and two in states close by. Two are married. They take special delight in their first grandchild.