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Wichita businessman Wink Hartman running for Kansas governor

February 16, 2017

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— Wichita oilman Wink Hartman is entering next year's Kansas gubernatorial race.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that Hartman announced Wednesday that he is starting a campaign for the Republican nomination.

Gov. Sam Brownback can't seek a third term, leaving the job open for the first time since Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson declined to run in 2010.

Hartman is an oil industry business owner and GOP donor. He sought the 4th District seat in the U.S. House in 2010, but lost to Mike Pompeo in the Republican primary. Pompeo resigned to accept appointment as CIA director under President Donald Trump.

Hartman says he's "watched the dysfunction in Topeka with increasing frustration." He says Topeka is "creating uncertainty" and "making things more difficult" instead of "improving the quality of life for Kansans."

Comments

Joe Blackford II 4 days, 18 hours ago

Shades of the Kansas State Fair, REO Speedwagon will be playing Wink's arena on March 24 . . .

http://www.hartmanarena.com

"Mr. Wink Hartman is the Owner of Wichita Wings. Mr. Hartman oversees a variety of companies including Hartman Oil Company, which under his leadership has become one of the largest independent oil producers in the state of Kansas. He held a variety of positions starting in the oil fields beginning at the age of 14. His work history continued on and included everything from house painting to advertising sales to building speculative houses. In 1990, he returned again to the oil business when he purchased Hartman Oil Company. He is also the Owner of both the Wichita Wild Professional Indoor Football Team and The Wichita Wings Professional Indoor Soccer Team; both of which play out of Hartman Arena. He was named 2008 “Businessman of the Year” by the Wichita Business Journal, and was also enshrined in the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame at Butler Community College in 2009. Mr. Hartman graduated from Wichita State University with double majors in marketing and economics."

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=232559917&privcapId=232457160

Bob Smith 4 days, 17 hours ago

What manner of trainwreck will the Democrats nominate this time? Stay tuned.

Steve Hicks 4 days, 16 hours ago

Bob, you don't need to wait for a train-wreck as governor. We've got one.

Allan Dalton 4 days, 13 hours ago

Well there was one w/the surname of Martindale did quite well

Richard Heckler 3 days, 23 hours ago

Does Kansas need another Koch puppet in the statehouse? NO

Do Kansas workers and taxpayers need another wealthy politician making decisions for the middle class = the largest group of stakeholders in Kansas? NO

This is a guy that will wipe out Planned Parenthood,Social Security Insurance,Medicare Insurance,Medicaid,Kansas Public Education,Supports Voter Suppression,Supports Lower wages for the Kansas work force and supports invasion of the female body.

FYI:

How many republican and democrat will this conservative throw under the bus?

=== Government Services Are Good,Reliable , AFFORDABLE and Essential http://www.governmentisgood.com/articles.php?aid=7

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICAID https://questions.medicaid.gov

=== SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT MEDICARE http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Frequently-Asked-Questions-about-Medicare_FINAL.pdf

=== FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY INSURANCE http://www.socialsecurityworks.org/faq/

How many Republicans and Democrats is this candidate willing to throw under the bus?

=== RUINING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS

= http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec-the-voice-of-corporate-special-interests-state-legislatures#Voter

= http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27/the_united_states_of_alec_bill

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