NFIB’s Kansas PAC Releases 2020 Senate and House Endorsements

Date: September 23, 2020

“We support the candidates that support small business!”

 

The state’s leading small business organization, NFIB, announced today that its state political action committee in Kansas, the NFIB Kansas PAC, had endorsed candidates for state Senate and House running in the upcoming 2020 General Election.

“The candidates that we have endorsed have been through a rigorous review process and have an excellent understanding of the problems that small business owners face,” said NFIB’s State Director in Kansas, Dan Murray. “Especially now, during a pandemic that has crushed many small business owners across Kansas, we need leaders who know and understand that the key to once again stabilizing our economy is getting our small business owners back on their feet.”

The PAC took several things into consideration before endorsement, but one of the most important tools it uses is NFIB’s voting record, which you can find here. NFIB’s State Director, Dan Murray, took seven key bills during 2019-2020 and scored legislators on how they voted. The voting record is also an important tool our members use before they decide which candidate to vote for.

The NFIB Kansas PAC’s endorsement is important to these campaigns. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on key small-business issues. 

 “We want to make sure that when they vote, Kansas small business owners know which candidates are small business champions,” said Murray.

House Candidates Endorsed:

1

Mr.

Michael

Houser

Columbus

2

Mr.

Kenneth

Collins

Mulberry

3

Mr.

Charles(Chuck)

Smith

Pittsburg

4

Mr.

Trevor

Jacobs

Fort Scott

6

Ms.

Samantha

Poetter

Paola

7

Mr.

Richard

Proehl

Parsons

8

Mr.

Chris

Croft

Overland Park

9

Mr.

Kent

Thompson

La Harpe

11

Mr.

Jim

Kelly

Independence

12

Mr.

Doug

Blex

Independence

13

Mr.

Joe

Newland

Neodesha

14

Mrs.

Charlotte

Esau

Olathe

15

Mr.

John

Toplikar

Olathe

16

Mr.

Rashard

Young

Overland Park

17

Mrs.

Kristine

Sapp

Lenexa

18

Mrs.

Cathy

Gordon

Shawnee

20

Mrs.

Jane

Dirks

Overland Park

23

Mr.

Jeff

Shull

Lenexa

26

Mr.

Adam

Thomas

Olathe

27

Mr.

Sean

Tarwater

Stillwell

28

Mr.

Carl

Turner

Leawood

29

Mr.

Jerry

Clinton

Overland Park

30

Mrs.

Laura

Williams

Lenexa

33

Mr.

Jordan

Mackey

Bonner Springs

36

Mr.

Mark

Gilstrap

Kansas City

38

Mr.

Timothy

Johnson

Bonner Springs

39

Mr.

Owen

Donohoe

Shawnee

40

Mr.

David

French

Lansing

41

Mr.

Pat

Proctor

Leavenworth

42

Mr.

Lance

Neelly

Tonganoxie

43

Mr.

Bill

Sutton

Gardner

47

Mr.

Ronald

Ellis

Meriden

48

Mr.

Terry

Frederick

Overland Park

49

Mrs.

Megan

Lynn

Olathe

50

Mr.

Fred

Patton

Topeka

51

Dr.

Ron

Highland

Wamego

52

Mr.

Jesse

Borjon

Topeka

53

Mr.

Jeff

Coen

Topeka

54

Mr.

Ken

Corbet

Topeka

55

Ms.

Janlyn

Tucker

Topeka

56

Mr.

Tim

Clothier

Topeka

57

Mr.

Michael

Martin

Topeka

58

Mr.

Geoffrey

Gawdun

Topeka

59

Mr.

Blaine

Finch

Ottawa

60

Mr.

Mark

Schreiber

Emporia

61

Mr.

Francis

Awerkamp

St. Marys

62

Mr.

Randy

Garber

Sabetha

63

Dr.

John

Eplee

Atchison

64

Ms.

Suzi

Carlson

Clay Center

65

Mr.

Lonnie

Clark

Junction City

67

Mr.

Mike

Dodson

Manhattan

68

Mr.

Dave

Baker

Council Grove

69

Mr.

Clarke

Sanders

Salina

70

Mr.

John

Barker

Abilene

71

Mr.

Steven

Howe

Salina

72

Mr.

Avery

Anderson

Newton

73

Mr.

Les

Mason

McPherson

74

Mr.

Stephen

Owens

Hesston

75

Mr.

Will

Carpenter

El Dorado

76

Mr.

Eric

Smith

Burlington

77

Mrs.

Kristey

Williams

Augusta

78

Mr.

Ron

Ryckman

Olathe

79

Ms.

Cheryl

Helmer

Mulvane

80

Mr.

Bill

Rhiley

Wellington

81

Mr.

Blake

Carpenter

Derby

82

Mr.

Jesse

Burris

Mulvane

85

Mr.

Patrick

Penn

Wichita

86

Ms.

Cyndi

Howerton

Wichita

87

Ms.

Susan

Estes

Wichita

89

Mr.

Robert

Herrick

Wichita

90

Mr.

Steve

Huebert

Valley Center

91

Mr.

Emil

Bergquist

Park City

94

Mr.

Leo

Delperdang

Wichita

97

Mr.

Nick

Hoheisel

Wichita

98

Mr.

Ron

Howard

Wichita

99

Mrs.

Susan

Humphries

Wichita

100

Mr.

Daniel

Hawkins

Wichita

101

Mr.

Joe

Seiwert

Pretty Prairie

102

Mr.

John

Whitesel

Hutchinson

104

Mr.

Paul

Waggoner

Hutchinson

105

Mrs.

Brenda

Landwehr

Wichita

106

Mrs.

Lisa

Moser

Wheaton

107

Mrs.

Susan

Concannon

Beloit

108

Mr.

Steven

Johnson

Assaria

109

Mr.

Troy

Waymaster

Bunker Hill

110

Mr.

Ken

Rahjes

Agra

111

Mrs.

Barb

Wasinger

Hays

112

Ms.

Tory

Arnberger

Great Bend

113

Mr.

Brett

Fairchild

St. John

115

Mr.

Boyd

Orr

Fowler

116

Mr.

Kyle

Hoffman

Coldwater

117

Mr.

Leonard

Mastroni

LaCrosse

118

Mr.

Jim

Minnix

Scott City

119

Mr.

Bradley

Ralph

Dodge City

120

Mr.

Adam

Smith

Weskan

121

Mr.

John

Resman

Olathe

122

Mr.

Russ

Jennings

Lakin

123

Mr.

John

Wheeler

Garden City

124

Mr.

Marty

Long

Ulysses

125

Mr.

Shannon

Francis

Liberal

 

Senate candidates endorsed:

1

Mr.

Dennis

Pyle

3

Mr.

Willie

Dove

5

Mr.

Kevin

Braun

8

Mr.

James

Todd

9

Mrs.

Beverly

Gossage

10

Mr.

Mike

Thompson

11

Ms.

Kellie

Warren

12

Mrs.

Caryn

Tyson

13

Mr.

Richard

Hilderbrand

14

Mr.

Michael

Fagg

15

Mr.

Virgil

Peck

16

Mr.

Ty

Masterson

17

Mr.

Jeff

Longbine

18

Mrs.

Kristen

O’Shea

20

Dr.

Brenda

Dietrich

21

Mr.

Tom

Bickimer

22

Dr.

Craig

Bowser

23

Mr.

Rob

Olson

24

Mr.

J.R.

Claeys

25

Mr.

Vail

Fruechting

26

Mr.

Dan

Kerschen

27

Mr.

Gene

Suellentrop

28

Mr.

Mike

Petersen

30

Mrs.

Renee

Erickson

32

Mr.

Larry

Alley

33

Mrs.

Alicia

Straub

34

Dr.

Mark

Steffen

35

Mr.

Richard

Wilborn

36

Mrs.

Elaine

Bowers

37

Mrs.

Molly

Baumgardner

38

Mr.

Bud

Estes

40

Mr.

Richard

Billinger

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