- Manager with Technology Service Professionals, primary responsibilities include building new lines of business and fixing parts of our business that are not working
- Some college with numerous technical and industry certifications
Married and step-father to 3 amazing kids.
What is your plan to deal with the Kansas Budget?
Kansas tax policy, including income tax, business tax, sales tax, and property tax, needs to be evaluated and reformed so that Kansas has the maximum opportunity for growth and digging out of the hole that has been created for us. The goal of reforming the tax policies would be to ensure that the state of Kansas would have enough revenue to fund all needed services and help to promote business growth by investing in Kansas and Kansans to create a more diverse and stable economy.
What kind of changes do you support in rewriting the school funding formula? Do you support additional funding for Kansas schools?
I do support additional funding for Kansas schools, balanced against efficiencies that can be found without sacrificing local controls or districts and their identities. I believe that the wisest thing that the Kansas legislature and Governor can do is solicit the Kansas Board of Education and require them to create a draft funding formula for the legislature and Governor to approve. This is due to the fact that the Kansas Board of Education represents Kansas’ best and brightest when it comes to establishing effective use of Kansas funding to provide the best possible education to Kansas’ youth.
What is your number one priority for the upcoming legislative session and how do you plan to address it?
Prior to any action taken by the Kansas legislature the elephant in the room must be addressed. This elephant is the Kansas tax system, budget, and eminent loans/bonds that are due in the near future. I will begin by contacting and working with legislators prior to the beginning of the session to work on a base level plan to be introduced on the first day of the 2017 legislative session. I would also work on reaching out to other legislators to build a coalition to address Kansas’ financial crisis, and ask them to pledge to do no work on any other issue until there is a plan to address the fiscal crisis in the form of signed legislation.
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