Great Bend native Tory Marie Arnberger has announced her candidacy for the Republican nomination for State Representative, 112th District. Arnberger believes that her passion and experience will help Great Bend and Hoisington become stronger.
“Growing up in Barton County was a tremendous experience for me,” said Arnberger. “We need to fight to preserve our way of life, with a focus on good jobs, excellent education, and lower property and sales tax.”
Arnberger is a Spring graduate of Fort Hays State University with a Bachelors in Business Education. She currently works as a legislative intern in Topeka for Hays Republican State Representative Sue Boldra. “Working in the legislature will allow me to hit the ground running in providing quality representation to Great Bend and Hoisington,” she said.
After graduating from Great Bend High School, Arnberger attended Fort Hays State University, and was active in the Delta Zeta Sorority, Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda, and was a VIP Ambassador for the Office of the Fort Hays State University President. She was elected as the National Mountain Plains Vice president of Future Business Leaders of America- Phi Beta Lambda. She also serves as a Student Senator at Fort Hays State.
A lifelong Republican, Tory saw her parents build and maintain a successful small business, and she recognizes that small businesses are the backbone of the Barton County economy. Arnberger served as Barton County Co-Chair for the Moran for Kansas Campaign. “People in Great Bend and Hoisington are suffering due to low oil and farm prices. We need to get them property and sales tax relief, and help them survive this crisis.”
Arnberger has vast experience is serving in business and public service. She was selected for the Governor’s Internship Program, and served in the Kansas Department for Children and Families. She also worked as an intern at the Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, works as a substitute teacher in Great Bend Public Schools, and worked for Crawford Supply in Customer Service. One of her certifications on her Business Degree is for “Customer Service.” Arnberger is a member of Prince of Peace Catholic Church.
“We need to get more people to visit Barton County, so they can see the great way of life that I grew up with here,” she said. “Barton County is going through some tough times, but I hope new leadership in Topeka can help to make things better,” she said.