Rep. Ratcliffe announces new regional representative in Sherman
WASHINGTON – Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) announced today Kathleen Connor as the new regional representative in his Sherman district office. Connor will replace Kris McKinney, who recently retired from the position to spend more time with her young grandchildren.
Connor is a U.S. Navy veteran and has lived in Sherman for the past decade with her husband, Charles Connor. Prior to serving as Rep. Ratcliffe’s regional representative, she worked with USACE, Texas Workforce Commission, Grayson College and Texoma Workforce Solutions. She also worked as a teacher in various countries while her husband served on active duty.
“Having had the privilege to be raised as a military dependent, serve on active duty in the U.S. Navy, and later as the spouse of a Navy retiree, I am grateful for this opportunity to return to the service our great nation in a new and exciting way,” Connor said.
“The prospect of serving on the congressional staff of a representative who is so well known for his integrity and commitment in fighting for all of us makes me even more proud of this selection and opportunity – it is a true honor.”
Connor is one of multiple veterans on Rep. Ratcliffe’s staff, which also includes veterans of the U.S. Army and Air Force. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Kingsville.
“With Kathleen’s extensive leadership experience and deep community ties in the area, I’m positive that she will make quite an impact as the new regional representative in my Sherman district office,” Ratcliffe said.
“I also want to thank former regional representative Kris McKinney for all of the great work she contributed on behalf of Texas’ 4th District during her service on my staff. She will be greatly missed.”
On Friday, Aug. 19 from 4 to 6 p.m., Rep. Ratcliffe will host and attend an open house at the Grayson County Courthouse at 100 W. Houston Street in Sherman. It is free and open to the public and will offer an opportunity to meet Connor, bid farewell to McKinney and discuss legislative issues with Rep. Ratcliffe.