Patsy Terrell

Five people say they are interested in completing the legislative term of the late Rep. Patsy Terrell.

Brandon Whipple

Kansas lawmakers Thursday remembered Rep. Patsy Terrell, who died this week in her hotel room in Topeka.

The Democrat from Hutchinson was in her first term in the House. Her desk in the Kansas House chamber was covered in flowers Thursday.

Terrell’s last significant vote in the chamber was to override a veto and approve a major overhaul of the state’s tax system. Democratic Leader Jim Ward remembered speaking with her after the vote.