Barbara Bollier spent her career as a physician before being elected to the Kansas State House in 2010 and later the State Senate in 2016. She previously served as a Republican, but switched to the Democratic party in 2018 during the fight over the state’s Medicaid expansion, which she supported. As a community member, Bollier has been active in the Shawnee Mission Education Foundation Board and previously taught Bioethics at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience.
Bollier is running for Kansas’ open senate seat, left vacant following the retirement of incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. She faces Rep. Roger Marshall in the general election. The race is currently rated “Lean R” by the Cook Political Report, with recent polls showing Barbara within the margin of error against her opponent.
In the Senate, Bollier will work to hold the US executive branch accountable to the ultimate goal of peace in the Middle East, and will similarly advocate for the Israeli government to act in accordance with our shared values and goals. Bollier supports a two-state outcome to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and strongly opposes annexation. She believes that we must work to get back into compliance with the JCPOA and prioritize reengaging with Iran diplomatically to constrain their nuclear capabilities.