I hope you have time to review my stance on the issues below. In the weeks and months ahead, I hope social gatherings will become more accommodating and will have the chance for discussions with the voters across the 64th District. Until then feel free to contact me if you need additional information, or have questions regarding an issue not covered below.
Taxes. No one likes to pay them, but politicians love to spend them. Until recently, this state suffered from a ideologically driven experiment with taxes. From the effects on our state agencies, our roads, and our schools, I think we can all agree this failed miserably.
We must keep a balanced approach to taxation in this state through sales, income, and property taxes. Especially when it comes to property taxes. We cannot let farmers and ranchers continue to face ever increasing tax levels on ground when commodity prices are falling. This will dramatically impact the current and future generations of Kansans to continue our agricultural tradition.
During this time of economic uncertainty, I will not be pushing for new spending programs, but rather working to ensure our tax dollars are spent in the most effective manner possible. I will never vote for tax increases without broad support from across the 64th district.
These issues are not meant to limiting, nor all encompassing. This is a campaign of ideas and discussion, but these 8 issues have been ones of political bickering for too long. There are too many problems facing the people of the 64th District and the state of Kansas. I am asking you for your vote to bring common sense and reality back to governance. We need to turn against partisanship and ideology, and work for a plan that allows the people and state to meet the challenges of the future. If there are issues not listed that directly impact you, please reach out to me. If it matters to you, it will matter to me.
Thank you for your support!