KANSAS CITY, Kansas – A group of Wyandotte County Democrats stepped forward Friday to endorse the re-election campaign of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.
At a gathering at the new Public Library in Kansas City’s Argentine Neighborhood, Democrats Alfred Murguia and Nathan Barnes announced their decision to co-chair a group of Wyandotte County Democrats supporting Governor Brownback. They were joined at the event by nearly two dozen members of the broad based coalition.
“I am honored to stand with Governor Brownback in his re-election campaign. He has made a commitment to small business, lowering taxes for all Kansans, pursuing community-based initiatives and addressing issues facing the urban core,” said Nathan Barnes, a former commissioner of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas. “When you make that connection at the state level, things can happen in this community.”
Barnes, a small business owner, served nearly two decades on the Unified Government commission representing District 1, which includes the GM Fairfax plant.
Murguia, a prominent Kansas City businessman in the hospitality industry, also supports Brownback.
“A strong showing in this traditionally Democratic community shows the growing strength of this coalition,” said Murguia, a leading Democratic voice in Wyandotte County. “More jobs, safe neighborhoods, and growing business communities aren’t Republican or Democrat. They help our cities thrive.”
Murguia and Barnes said the Wyandotte Democrats represent a growing wave of fellow Democrats across Kansas who believe in Governor Brownback’s agenda of family, faith and freedom for all residents.