Name: Connie K. Stout

Education: Bachelor of business administration in marketing from Friends University.

Job: Currently employed with USA 800 in Halstead. I am applying for teaching positions as part of the Transition to Teach program at Fort Hays State University.

Family: Two daughters and one son. Michelle Hendrickson and Melissa Schwindt live in Sedgwick with their families; JD Davis and his wife are stationed at Fort Lewis, Wash., in the Army.

Community and public service: In the past, I have served various positions with my church as youth group sponsor, Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school teacher.

What experience do you have that prompted you to run for this position? I was on the city council in Yates Center in 1981 and on the Derby Economic and Development Board in 1995.

What prompted you to run for office this term? The opportunity is here with the open seats on the city council.