- Retired from Boeing and Spirit after 29 years
- President of a land development and construction business
- Project manager / Construction Managemen
- Bank Board of Directors
- BSIT degree from Kansas State College of Pittsburg
- School Board past president USD 396
Married to wife Sondra for 43 years, two daughters, Chanelle Hilyard, and Deambra Boucher, four grandsons
What is your plan to deal with the Kansas Budget?
We have to work to balance the budget, look to find ways to capture the potential savings identified in the A & M study, $2.1 billion identifies as potential savings yet little has been done. We must find savings in our schools, government agencies and in our procurement methods. It will take a combination of both cutting out government waste and looking for additional revenue to balance the budget. Balance the Budget has to be our Number 1 goal.
What kind of changes do you support in rewriting the school funding formula? Do you support additional funding for Kansas schools?
Schools K-12 make up over 50% of our State budget, yet not enough gets into the classroom. I believe we need to reduce regulations on our state school finance, give the local school boards the authority to use the funding as they best see fit, then hold them accountable. We have added over a Billion new dollars to school funding in the last 10 years yet teachers salaries have remained flat.
What is your number one priority for the upcoming legislative session and how do you plan to address it?
My answer to the Budget question is my answer here, Balancing the Budget has to be our Number One Goal. As I stated above it will take a combination of cutting out government waste and looking for additional revenue to balance the budget.
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