Over the last four years I’ve heard from many of my former constituents who are extremely worried about the direction of our state, and I’m worried too. That’s why I have decided to seek election to the 18th District in the Kansas House.
My family is like your family. I live and work here. We have raised our children here in this community and they were provided an excellent education in Shawnee Mission public schools and now our grandchildren attend public school in Shawnee. I’ve volunteered with the PTA and many community organizations to build a better tomorrow for ourselves and future generations.
As a school board member, I understand the concern of parents who watched as we were forced to cut over $30 million from our school budgets in Shawnee Mission. There is no more important asset to our state than our children and there is no function of state government which is more important than funding our public schools. I will fight for more school funding.
I’ve heard from families who were shocked to learn that they lost their mortgage deduction in order to pay for breaks for special interest groups. As your legislator, I will work in your best interest, not for contributions from special interests.
Kansas is where I chose to live, work, and raise my family for many of the same reasons you chose Kansas. It’s time to restore Kansas values, Shawnee values to our statehouse.
I look forward to visiting with each of you at your door to learn what you expect from your elected representative in Topeka.