ABOUT CHRISTINA

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Christina Haswood has a public health background and is a lifelong district resident of District 10, which she represents in the Kansas House of Representatives. At age 27, Christina is amongst the younger members of the Kansas Legislature and is one of three Native Americans elected into the 2021-2022 Legislative session.

Christina’s parents moved to Lawrence, where she was born and raised, from the Navajo reservation in Arizona in pursuit of a better life and more opportunities. Christina and her family struggled with poverty and had

to rely on public resources such as WIC, Section 8 Housing funding, reduced-fee school lunch, and Tribal clothing programs while growing up.

Christina attended Lawrence High School where she played varsity basketball and volleyball. After graduation, she moved on to 

in-district Haskell Indian Nations University, where she persevered to achieve an Associate's degree in Community Health. She then transferred to Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Public Health. Most recently, Christina graduated with a Master's in Public Health Management from the University of Kansas Medical Center in May 2020.

Christina lives in Lawrence and currently works as a contractor when not in the Kansas Legislative Session. She is running to bring public health expertise to the state government during a time of unprecedented crisis, and to bring equity to Kansans.

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ABOUT

THE DISTRICT

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District 10 covers nearly 23,000 Kansans across southeastern Douglas County, including those in Baldwin City and southeast Lawrence. Higher education is crucial to the district, as the community is serviced by three universities (the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, and Baker University in Baldwin City) - all of which serve as major employers for district residents and as drivers of the local economy. US-59 and K-10 serve as major transportation routes through the district.

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