If you have questions about a specific issue mentioned or unmentioned, please feel free to contact and dialogue with me about it. While I do have strong reasons supporting my convictions, I am open to hearing opposing viewpoints. I will always take all input into consideration, weighing the will of the people carefully, before making a fully-informed decision on any one issue. You can contact me by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 316-772-0513 or 1-877-79-KASHA. Thank you!
If we are to keep Kansas, and the 79th District in particular, attractive to residents and businesses, we must ease the excessive tax burden. This can only be done by applying sound business principles to our budget. To grow and improve, we must live within our means. As the CEO of a small (40-45 employees) business, I understand fiscal responsibility. I will work with other lawmakers to reign in state expenses and make Kansas a place where residents can better thrive and grow.
While all people are important and are to be valued, marriage is not a civil rights issue. I believe that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. Period.
Working outside of the framework of a foundational institution which has spanned all civilizations will hurt our state, and indeed our nation. The burden to taxpayers would be incalculable.
I will vote to put the issue before the people of Kansas. And, once it is on the ballot, I will cast my vote to protect marriage.
The young people of the state of Kansas are indeed our future. Every young person deserves a quality education, and every qualified teacher deserves fair compensation. This does not, however, mean a blank check out of the taxpayers' checkbook.
We must incorporate sound business principles into our school budgeting. We must ensure the money invested in education reaches its intended destination, whether that is student, teacher, supplies, etc. We must have accountability from school administrators to ensure that funding is being properly allocated, and is not "stuck" at the upper-most level.
Mostly, if we are to teach our youth in the manner they deserve, and thank our teachers accordingly, we must have bi-partisan dialogue - followed by action - to achieve these goals. I commit fully to working alongside others to reign in unnecessary expenditures, and work toward a fair-funding solution that ensures educational success for our students and schools.
EMINENT DOMAIN ISSUES:
Compared to other states, Kansas has one of the worst rankings as it pertains to protection of property rights. We must prevent immoral "land grabs" for the financial benefit of a select few. We must ensure that eminent domain is used only as the law originally intended. I will actively support efforts to reform laws to help protect property owners.
I thank our forefathers for their wisdom.
We must realize violence doesn't originate with guns, it originates when families abdicate their responsibilities. Legislation will not end our problems with violence.
For those who would misuse a firearm in connection with any manner of crime, we must ensure that the penalty is tough and then we must levy that penalty with all its force, no exceptions.