- Retired Wildlife Biologist
- Farm/cow/calf on family farm
- BS KSU Wildlife Biology
- Elected as precinct committeeman
- Montgomery County Republican Central Committee Chair
- Serve as Chairman on Montgomery County Conservation District Board of Supervisors
- Chair of Verdigris River Watershed Regional Advisory Committee
- US Army Vietnam 1969-1970
- Awarded Bronze Star
Married to Meggin Blex for 29 years, Meggin is a Nurse Practitioner in Coffeyville, KS. 5 childern, 15 grandchildern and 1 great grandchild. 4th generation Kansan on family farm.
What is your plan to deal with the Kansas Budget?
Look at most efficient way to operate our services, evaluate spending and cost efficiency. try to encourage business development, look at unnecessary regulations that may stifle business. Look at vocational and technology approaches to rural communities to encourage people to stay in the rural communities. Eliminate unnessary tax loopholes, everyone should have “skin” in the game.
What kind of changes do you support in rewriting the school funding formula? Do you support additional funding for Kansas schools?
Not sure yet, to much smoke & mirrors on both sides. I would like to see Kansas get out of court lawsuits. I want a fair equitable funding formula that meets needs of education without breaking the bank. I would like to see focus back on education of our kids rather than all about money that may or may not improve quality of education for our kids.
What is your number one priority for the upcoming legislative session and how do you plan to address it?
I would say that has already been decided–Budget, Budget, Budget. I would rather see Jobs, Jobs, Jobs! Look at cuts in spending, better efficiency, limit regulations that stifle job creation, vocational and technology approaces to small rural communities. We must look at innovative ways to create jobs, tax credits for job-creating businesses.You do not get a break unless you create a specified number of jobs and hold people accountable.
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