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ABOUT

Meet your Executive Board

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Kevin White | Chairman

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Kevin moved to Johnson County 3 years ago from New York, and currently resides in Shawnee. After a couple of years teaching High School and Middle School, he launched a career in business in 2021. He currently works in the Wine Industry as a Supply Chain Manager. Kevin graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Economics. While at Stony Brook, he was an Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Scholar. Outside of Work, Kevin leads a Catholic Men's Group, and is a Cantor at his Parish.

His goals as Chair for this year are focused on growing and energizing our membership, developing the leadership potential of members, and winning key electoral victories.

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Jay Gillan | Membership Director                       & Vice Chair

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John A. “Jay” Gillen III has been a Johnson County resident almost his entire life. He currently practices law in the Kansas City area and lives in Overland Park. Jay attended Emory University for his undergraduate and Indiana University’s Maurer School of Law for his juris doctorate. Culture and community are his focuses as membership director at JCYR. 

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Daniel Garrett | Treasurer

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Daniel is relatively new to the Kansas City area after moving from California in 2022. He worked in higher education for over a decade but now focuses on running his small business, a bar preparation company. He holds a law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, and an LLM in Taxation from University Missouri-Kansas City. Daniel is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Athletic Directors and California Bar Association.

 

He is passionate about volunteering time to help others, and has experience as an advocate for foster youth and children’s rights along with several other nonprofit organizatons. He lives in Prairie Village with his wife Victoria, son Myles, and daughter Rosemary.

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Hannah Robinow| Communications Director

Hannah Robinow, a Johnson County native, works as a software developer, and also as a ski patroller during the winter. She’s also been a Republican for her entire adulthood, and is a big fan of small government and family values. In her free time, she can be found traveling for adventures, or baking, training martial arts or rock climbing, or reading a good book. 

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Emily Jane Gibson, MD | Events Director

Dr. Gibson is an un-jabbed Freedom Fighting Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Physician at The Happy Camper MD which is a cash-based primary care practice under a private membership agreement. This allows her to honor the patient and achieve the best health outcomes with a faith-based approach without the perverse incentives of big pharma and big government that interfere with the integrity of the patient-physician relationship. (And she’s accepting new patients!)

 

Originally from Chicago, Dr. Gibson has lived in Johnson County, KS for the past 3 years. She was formerly a member of the University of Missouri College Young Republicans (Vice Chairman), Chicago Young Republicans, and Bell County (TX) Young Republicans (Treasurer).

Hello and welcome to the Johnson County Young Republicans! 

We are a group of young professionals and individuals ages 18-40 living in Johnson County, KS and the surrounding counties in the Kansas City metro area. Some of us are starting young families and many of us are people of faith. We have members in almost every industry and walk of life. Our members are medical students, agricultural researchers, teachers, attorneys, engineers, and many other professions all united by shared Kansan values and love of our wonderful community.

The Republican Party philosophy is rooted in the belief in God-given individual rights and responsibilities. We believe that power should be invested in people at the local level. Americans should control their own destiny and lawmakers closest to the problem should make decisions instead of impersonal, far-away bureaucrats. Local government, local education, and community life belong to the people. We are the next generation of Conservative leaders in Johnson County.

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