An Insightful Community-Focused Leader Just Right for Kansas House District 117
Born and raised in the Midwest, Courtney fell in love with western Johnson County as her “Goldilocks home” — not too big, yet not too small — with access to professional opportunities, thriving arts and culture, beautiful parks and trails, and wide open spaces. She is proud to call De Soto home, and she’s ready to be a champion for the people and future of District 117.
The past few years have taken a toll on Kansans, especially our teachers and nurses, and the rising prices are a strain on the families and businesses of our district. A consensus-builder with friends and family across the political spectrum, Courtney will focus on smart, common-sense solutions to invest in our communities and the people who call them home. She’ll advocate for healthcare and infrastructure policies that help all Kansans thrive for generations to come.
An alumna of public schools and state universities, she’s built a successful career on the foundation of a strong education. She’s also a past educator, and she’ll be a strong advocate for fully funding our schools and special education programs to ensure students of Kansas can build their lives on a strong foundation, too.
Courtney is a results-driven leader with 15 years of experience igniting the growth of companies, nonprofits and higher education institutions through marketing and communications. She also has experience in the healthcare and engineering space. Her determination and can-do spirit give her the confidence to take on any challenge, from training horses and running her own business, to designing and building her own house. She’ll serve the people of District 117 with the same drive and energy.
Giving back is important to Courtney. She serves on the board of directors for the Sunflower House, a children’s advocacy center dedicated to protecting children in our community from abuse. She has also volunteered at Wayside Waifs, a no kill animal shelter, and served on a Habitat for Humanity chapter board.
On the weekends, Courtney can be found training her horse named Brazil, gardening, or enjoying the outdoors on the trails of Johnson County. She and her husband, Asa Bailey, love kayaking, biking, hiking and camping as well as listening to their favorite bands on vinyl.
A few facts about Courtney:
- As a marketing professional, Courtney’s perspective comes from working for companies across industries — engineering, healthcare, professional training, and education.
- Courtney is the head of marketing for The Fast Forward Group — a company devoted to helping people achieve success and fulfillment in their whole lives.
- Courtney isn’t afraid of hard work. She has hung drywall, worked on plumbing and electrical, and designed and built entire homes.
- Her first job as a teenager was working on a pony ride and petting zoo farm, and she still knows how to throw a bale of hay.