Outreach

Too many elected representatives spend vast amounts of time being out-and-about during a campaign, only to disappear once in office.  This is unfortunate and in my opinion bad governance.  You are not a good public servant if you actively hide from those you represent.  Yes, they may ask hard questions and put you in difficult positions.  But, their job IS to ask the hard questions as your job is to find and give the hard answers.

From a youth spent annoying school administrators via student government to college philanthropic volunteerism, from Americorps VISTA volunteer service with Washington County to the USD 223 school board, and from teaching social service classes to spearheading Rotary International Toys for Tots efforts: I have been called to service. I have worked 60-70 hours a week for years giving to my community. This is a true part of what I feel I should do for my town, state, country, and world that have given me so much.

You may see me on the campaign trail doing things for others, but it will be unlikely that you will be seeing these things from me for the first time (or last). Character is something I express in my daily life and not just when it is politically expedient. And, this is something you can count on me taking to Topeka!

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