- Current consulting work for business development and other business related services
- Graduate of KSU, CPCU and other insurance related designations
- Elected county precinct committeemen numerous times
Married to my wife Pam, two sons, two daughter in-laws and five grandchildren
What is your plan to deal with the Kansas Budget?
Since I was first elected to serve in Topeka less than 2 years ago, we have had revenues below the estimates we were given almost every month. One of my top priorities is to get a better system to where we have accurate numbers to work from. I also believe we need to revisit the 2012 tax plan and end the LLC tax loophole, so everyone pays the same low rate on state income taxes. My final priority is for the legislature to find more efficiencies in government.
What kind of changes do you support in rewriting the school funding formula? Do you support additional funding for Kansas schools?
I believe we need to have conversations with all parties involved in our education system – teachers, students, parents and administrators – and work together to create a school funding formula that helps provide our kids with a world-class education!
What is your number one priority for the upcoming legislative session and how do you plan to address it?
My number one priority for this upcoming legislative session is the budget and growing jobs. I discussed my plans in regards to the budget in the 1st question. In regards to growing jobs, I think we need to ensure we have a business friendly environment. The Federal government has added so many burdensome regulations that have impacted us very adversely in rural Kansas. I would like to try to push back against those and then also bring the regulating back to the state level when possible, to where we are working with Kansans rather than bureaucrats in Washington, DC.
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