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Meet LeSean

Without question, LeSean Tarkington, puts his heart, skill and dedication into everything he touches. With his eye set on a seat in Kansas’ House of Representatives, constituents of the 89th District are sure to receive a true fighter for lasting change in their community!

A resident of the 89TH District, Tarkington currently serves on the District Advisory Board for District 1 in Wichita and is the elected Democratic Committeeman for Precinct #118. Tarkington’s political career began in 1998 as a volunteer canvasser for the NAACP. Further political involvement included Interning for various Congressional Democratic Leaders throughout the country; and while working on a Master of Divinity Degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center, Tarkington was pleased to serve in the office of the Lt. Governor of the state of Georgia, Mark Taylor, working on issues that involved Faith Based Partnerships.

Tarkington holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communications from preeminent Wilberforce University and is a committed life-long learner. He believes the values in strengthening the community begins with education.

He is an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, which is the oldest predominantly African American denomination in the country. As Senior Minister of the Grant Chapel AME Church, Tarkington serves as the President of the Grant Chapel Community Development Corporation which houses a tutorial and mentoring program that assist elementary, middle school and high school students. Other weekly programs aid in assisting the seniors of the community. Through Tarkington’s leadership, the church is involved in a myriad of activates that strengthen the constituents of the 89th District, the citizens of Wichita and Kansans state wide. Beyond the walls of the local assembly, Tarkington is the International Vice President of the Young Adult Department of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

In addition to his civic and community involvement, Tarkington has earned numerous awards and accolades, including being featured in the Historic Ebony Magazine “30 Under 30”. Tarkington is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and has appeared on several television sitcoms and movies.

LeSean Tarkington is married to the Johnetta Toodle-Tarkington and they reside along with their dog “Pops” in the Beacon Hill Community.


LeSean's Agenda

We have to get the community organized and involved in ensuring our students graduate.

Educating the “whole child” takes rigorous core curriculum, fine arts exploration, social-emotional, character development, and true relationship building.

Safety of our Students Faculty and Staff is key to the overall health of our schools. Addressing the major challenges and our role equals investing in the future of our children. Lack of funding leaves a major void in our schools, thus it is important we continue to work across the isle with legislators in developing a State Wide vision on directing funding into education programs. Funding our schools will continue strengthen our Students. It is our responsibility to Ensure quality education for Kansans.

Health Care continues to be one of my top priorities for our community. Access to affordable quality health and dental care services is critical, with eligibility limitations, strict income guidelines and the privatization of Medicaid. The expansion of Kan-Care is vital to the overall well being of the residents of the 89th District.

Access to affordable health insurance is vital in order to help combat the current health care crisis. With the risk of losing the preexisting health condition coverage stipulation, we must work together on various Wellness programs and educating citizens throughout the state.

With the wide range of current positions open in Sedgwick County, preparing the constituents through job training, re training, education and preparation is key and essential in optioning various positions open. We can further build out this plan by meeting with various small business owners, community organizations in conducting mock interviews and other vital classes which further aid in the citizens.

Public Safety is crucial regardless of income, location, race or religious background. It is important we provide first responders with proper resources to be able to effectively do their job in a timely manner.

It takes both Law Enforcement and Citizens working together for the overall safety of the community. Instead of using physical or deadly force, deescalating a situation is key, and can save the lives of both the officer and the citizen.


Join LeSean at any of the events listed below!




Sunday, August 22, 2018

Tabernacle Bible Church

1817 N. Volutsia

Wichita, KS 67214

Lincoln Montgomery, Pastor 




Sunday, August 29, 2018

Dellrose United Methodist Church

1502 Dellrose

Wichita, KS 67208

Kevass Harding, Pastor 




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Tarkington For Kansas District 89
P.O. Box 20934 • Wichita, KS 67208

(316) 636-7731