Kansas House District 106 Rep. Bill Pannbacker has announced he will not run for reelection. As a newspaper, we were disappointed to hear that Pannbacker was calling it quits after his first two-year term.

Pannbacker was an accessible and responsive representative. He took time to learn about the issues, which allowed him to give in-depth answers to reporters’ questions. Because of this, his time in the Legislature is well documented by the Advocate with stories on his views of important issues facing Kansans. He also used campaign funds to run advertisements that explained his stance to constituents, instead of spending money on sugarcoated messages in an attempt to get reelected.