Thank you!

Wow! What a ride it has been. I still can’t find the words to express what the Primary Election Day was like — definitely a roller coaster of emotions. Although the outcome wasn’t what we had wanted, it was a very close race. Being ahead after the advance ballot count left me feeling optimistic. It […]

Election Day Eve

I’m excited for Election Day Eve — not the same excitement I feel on Christmas Eve. Maybe it’s because there will be no presents involved — there will be cupcakes though! It’s more like the excitement felt before a big game — you know it’s going to be fun, but at the end of the […]

You’ve Got Mail

Well, today was the day that it finally happened — a negative postcard about me arrived in the mail. My husband intercepted it before I arrived home from work — allowing time to discuss it with my kids. I mean, who wants to read something negative and totally false about their mom? They prepared to […]

Home Stretch, baby!

I can’t believe it’s down to single-digits! Only 7 more days until the election!! The past nine months have flown by! And I’ve been having fun this entire time. Seriously. Campaigning has introduced me to so many wonderful and extraordinary people and organizations — genuine and generous (not only talking financially either). I didn’t think it was […]

Words vs. Actions – School Funding

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding school funding. Funded & Protected K-12 Education: K-12 now has record funding – $6 billion, with Olathe receiving $88 million, or $12,805 per student. First, $12,805 per student is the projected 2015/16 amount, the actual amount has yet […]

Words vs. Actions – Job Creation

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding job creation. Creating Jobs & Opportunity: Kansas now has more than 80,000 newly created private sector jobs, with tremendous growth and diversification in Johnson County. This statement is the gold standard of the GOP (meaning all the incumbents […]

Words vs. Actions – Guns

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding guns. Protected & Expanded 2nd Amendment Rights: New measures expand your freedom to lawfully protect your family. Also passed “Right to Hunt” constitutional amendment initiative to protect Kansas hunting rights. Okay, I wasn’t going to touch this one, […]

Words vs. Actions – Property Tax Relief

Actions speak louder than words… Let’s look at my opponent’s words and the actions he took regarding property tax relief. Implemented Property Tax Relief: Beginning in 2017, proposed property tax increases will require a public vote. Projected future savings: $1.6 billion. First, we’ve seen what happens when the legislature “projects” things — projections tend to […]