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Statehouse Live: Citizens for Higher Education announces endorsements in state Senate, House races

July 23, 2012

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— Citizens for Higher Education on Monday announced it has endorsed a bi-partisan group of 43 candidates for Kansas Senate, and 120 for the Kansas House.

“We strongly endorse the election of these Kansas leaders from both political parties who understand that there is an undisputed link between quality higher education and the long-term economic well-being of our state,” said Bill Hall, chairman of Citizens for Higher Education, which is composed of businesses and foundations.

“Kansans who receive a quality post-secondary education from one of our fine Regents institutions earn more, pay more taxes, rely less on government programs and contribute more to their communities over their lifetimes. Plus, they are more likely to create jobs by starting and growing their own businesses," Hall said.

In some races, Citizens for Higher Education endorsed more than one candidate because due to redistricting, some districts have multiple pro-higher education candidates.

Here are the endorsed candidates:

Kansas Senate

District 1 – Steve Lukert (D)

District 2 -- Marci Francisco (D)

District 3 – Tom Holland (D)

District 4 -- David Haley (D)

District 5 -- Kelly Kultala (D)

District 6 – Pat Pettey (D)

District 7 -- Kay Wolf (R) & Kyle Russell (D)

District 8 -- Tim Owens (R) & Lisa Johnston (D)

District 10 -- Tom Wertz (R) & Mark Greene (D)

District 11 -- Pat Colloton (R) & Michael Delaney (D)

District 12 – John Coen (R) & Denise Cassells (D)

District 13 -- Bob Marshall (R)

District 14 – John Grange (R)

District 15 -- Dwayne Umbarger (R)

District 17 -- Jeff Longbine (R)

District 18 -- Laura Kelly (D)

District 19 -- Anthony Hensley (D)

District 20 -- Vicki Schmidt (R)

District 21-- Joe Beveridge (R) & Juanita Roy (D)

District 22 -- Roger Reitz (R) & Tom Hawk (D)

District 24 -- Pete Brungardt (R)

District 25 -- Jean Schodorf (R) & Perry

Schuckman (D)

District 27 – Diana Cubbage (D)

District 28 – Keith Humphrey (D)

District 29 -- Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D)

District 30 – Patrick Cantwell (D)

District 31 -- Carolyn McGinn (R)

District 32 -- Miranda Allen (R)

District 33 -- Ruth Teichman (R)

District 34 – Mark Treaster (D)

District 35 -- Jay Emler (R)

District 37 -- Pat Apple (R)

District 38 – Johnny Dunlap (D)

District 39 -- Steve Morris (R)

District 40 – Allen Schmidt (D)

Kansas House

District 1 -- Grant Randall (D)

District 2 -- Bob Grant (D)

District 3 -- Julie Menghini (D)

District 4 -- Shirley Palmer (D)

District 5 -- Bill Feuerborn (D)

District 7 -- Richard Proehl (R)

District 8 -- Sheryl Spalding (R)

District 9 -- Judy Brigham (R)

District 10 -- John Wilson (D)

District 11 – Jim Kelly (R) & Darrel Harbaugh (D)

District 12 – Jack Kopfman (R) & Tina Bumgarner (D)

District 13 – Larry Hibbard (R)

District 14 – Janet King (R) & Roberta Eveslage (D)

District 15 – Elliot Lahn (R)

District 17 – Jason Leib (R) & Larry Meeker (D)

District 18 – Milack Talia (D) & Neal Sawyer (R)

District 19 -- Stephanie Clayton (R) & Zachary Luea (D)

District 20 – Mark Read (R)

District 21 -- Barbara Bollier (R)

District 22 – Nancy Lusk (D)

District 23 – Dave Pack (D)

District 24 – Emily Perry (D)

District 25 -- Melissa Rooker (R)

District 28 – Mark Hagen (R) & Kelly Jackson (D)

District 29 -- Jim Yonally (R) & Nancy Leiker (D)

District 30 -- Ron Worley (R) & Liz Dickinson (D)

District 31 -- Louis Ruiz (D)

District 32 – Michael Peterson (D)

District 33 -- Tom Burroughs (D)

District 34 – Valdenia Winn (D)

District 35 – Broderick Henderson (D)

District 36 – Kathy Wolf-Moore (D)

District 37 – Stan Frownfelter (D)

District 38 – David Anderson (R) & Pete Henderson (D)

District 39 -- Stephanie Meyer (R) & Marlys Shulda (D)

District 40 – Janette Holdeman (R)

District 41 -- Melanie Meier (D) & Mark Preisinger (R)

District 42 – Harold Fevurly, Jr. (D)

District 44 -- Barbara Ballard (D)

District 45 – Tom Sloan (R)

District 46 – Paul Davis (D)

District 47 -- Ramon Gonzalez (R) & Bruce Hanson (D)

District 50 -- Sean Gatewood (D)

District 51 – Dee McKee ®

District 52 – Scott Hesse (R) & Ted Ensley (D)

District 53 -- Annie Tietze (D)

District 54 -- Ann Mah (D)

District 55 -- Annie Kuether (D)

District 56 – Virgil Weigel (D)

District 57 – John Alcala (D)

District 58 -- Harold Lane (D)

District 59 – Blaine Finch (R) & Caleb Correll (D)

District 60 -- Don Hill (R)

District 61 – Trent LeDoux (R)

District 62 – Leslie Scoby (R) & Dennis Stones (D)

District 63 -- Jerry Henry (D)

District 64 – Vern Swanson (R)

District 66 -- Sydney Carlin (D)

District 67 -- Tom Phillips (R)

District 68 -- Tom Moxley (R)

District 69 -- Bruce Wyatt (R)

District 70 – Doug Lindahl (R)

District 71 – Diana Dercks (R) & Alan Jilka (D)

District 72 – Glenda Reynold (D)

District 73 – Clark Shultz (R)

District 74 – Don Schroeder (R)

District 76 – Bill Otto (R)

District 78 – Ron Ryckman, Jr. (R)

District 79 -- Ed Trimmer (D)

District 83 – Carolyn Bridges (D)

District 84 -- Gail Finney (D)

District 86 -- Judith Loganbill (D) or Jim Ward (D)

District 87 – Chris Florquist (D)

District 88 – Patricia Sloop (D

District 91 – Robin Clements (R)

District 92 -- Nile Dillmore (D)

District 94 – Mario Goico (R)

District 95 -- Tom Sawyer (D)

District 96 – Brandon Whipple (D)

District 97 -- Dale Swenson (D)

District 98 -- Geraldine Flaharty (D)

District 103 -- Ponka We-Victors (D)

District 104 – Steven Becker (R)

District 105 – Liz Hicks (D)

District 106 -- Clay Aurand (R), Sharon Schwartz (R) & Nick Levendofsky (D)

District 107 – Susan Concannon (R)

District 108 – Steven Johnson (R)

District 109 – Troy Waymaster (R)

District 110 – Philip Martin (D)

District 111 -- Eber Phelps (D)

District 113 – Marshall Christmann

District 114 – Tom Simpson (R) & Carol Moore (D)

District 116 -- Vincent Wetta (D)

District 117 -- Dennis McKinney (D)

District 118 – Don Hineman (R)

District 120 – Ward Cassidy (R)

District 122 -- Russ Jennings (R)

District 123 – John Doll (R)

District 124 -- Stephen Alford (R)

Comments

hyperinflate 2 years, 4 months ago

Shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you. Terri Lois Gregory wasn't endorsed. What gives?

Alceste 2 years, 4 months ago

Hot in off the email line (a bit off topic....but not really):

[Letter from Steve Morris]Monday, July 23, 2012 2:35 PM From: "Steve Morris" stevemorris4kansas@gmail.com

Dear Friends,

Many of you recently received a postcard from an outside special interest group based in Alexandria, Virginia called “Americans for Prosperity.” Do not be deceived by such Washington-DC style attack politics.

Rest assured, I never have and never will support Obamacare.

In fact, I have voted twice to protect Kansans from Obamacare. First, in 2011, I supported the Health Care Freedom Act, HB 2182, to ensure that Kansans have the right to make their own healthcare decisions. Then, this past Spring, I voted in support of a constitutional amendment to protect Kansans from Obamacare. Both votes stand in direct opposition to the President’s healthcare plan.

Americans for Prosperity is no more than a political front group that is trying to defeat people like myself who put their local communities above the agendas of these special interest groups.

These outside special interest groups are planning to spend millions to buy the Senate elections. This is not responsible state government. This is not the legacy of Eisenhower or Dole Republican values that our parents and grandparents taught us to believe in.

No matter how much money these outside groups pour into our area, we will always have something more powerful — our vote. On Tuesday, August 7, I would ask for your vote so that we can maintain the values that we hold dear here in Southwest Kansas.

Steve Morris

Paid for by Morris for Senate, Doug Mills, Treasurer

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