A native of Garden City, Kansas, Stephanie Sharp holds degrees from Southwestern College in Winfield, KS, and a master’s degree in international affairs and security policy from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Stephanie worked in the U.S. Senate and returned to Kansas to lobby for the American Cancer Society. She was later elected to three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives (2003-2008) and to two terms on the Johnson County Community College (JCCC) Board of Trustees (2009-2018).
Building on her lobbying, legislative, communications, and political experience, she founded Sharp Connections, to further her work in “Translating Politics Into English” for state and local elected officials, with an ongoing focus on communicating policy, research, and process.
The VoteSharp relationship management tool and KanVote.com subscription service/research site are signature projects which deepen elected officials’ relationships with constituents and increase voter awareness and turnout.