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Rep. Holland to run for state Senate

May 20, 2008

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Holland to face Pine, Wilbur in Senate race

The competition mounts for a Lawrence lawmaker who is seeking re-election to the state Senate next year. Enlarge video

State Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, announced he has filed for election to the state Senate.

"If elected to the Kansas Senate, my focus will continue to be on making health insurance affordable for all Kansans, protecting and growing Kansas jobs and wages, continued investments in K-12 education and development of a responsible energy policy," Holland said.

The 3rd Senatorial District is held by state Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, who has filed for re-election. Libertarian Patrick Wilbur is also running for the seat.

The district includes part of Douglas County, all of Jefferson County and Leavenworth County, except the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing. It covers the northern third of Lawrence and the communities of Baldwin City, Basehor, Easton, Eudora, Grantville, Linwood, McLouth, Meriden, Nortonville, Oskaloosa, Ozawkie, Perry, Tonganoxie and Valley Falls.

Holland, a state representative since 2004, has introduced and helped pass several tax cuts for senior citizens and businesses. He serves as the ranking Democrat on the House Taxation Committee.

Holland is president of Holland Technologies Inc., an information technology firm. He and his wife, Barbara, have four children.

Comments

youngitized 5 years, 11 months ago

Roger Pine has done nothing for the people of Kansas. In his four years as a Senator he has introduced 1 bill. Sen. Pine has consistently voted against K-12 education funding and against health care for small business owners while trying to develop his business in a flood plain. Sen. Pine voted numerous times to pollute the state of Kansas with the coal plants near Holcomb. (The plants would emit 11-13 million tons of CO2 for the next 50-75 years, would deplete the Ogallala Aquifer, increase mercury emissions by 60%, and outsource 86% of the coal plants' power to Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.) To me the choice is blatantly obvious, Tom Holland as State Senator would be a better choice.

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kansanjayhawk 5 years, 11 months ago

Senator Pine has been doing a great job representing our community in Topeka. Why would we want to turn that representation over to the tax and spend liberal democrats? Remember if you favor economic development in Kansas you won't want to vote for the d's!They won't allow low sulfer coal plants but casino's everywhere are their vision for the state!

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