Need a reason to feel good about our political landscape? This is it.
Tuesday’s primary was about voter opinion, not outside money aimed at controlling budget decisions for our state. The mail and advertisements were ugly, misleading and alarming, meant to arouse fear. I’m sorry you had to endure those. If you didn’t see it in the primary, expect them in the General election from far-right candidates.
Look what Kansas did. We successfully voted for many qualified public servants. Candidates with local community experience who have created and maintained programs and jobs that have contributed to the welfare of our city and state. Candidates with strong personal fiscal habits who know how to manage money. Candidates who are pro-public education. Candidates with integrity. Candidates who know their constituents and reside and contribute in their district. I am proud that voters saw through the smoke to the reality. We need experienced public servants to pick up the broken pieces and put our state back together again.
We can change the trajectory of our state together. But you will have to act. The August primary was only the beginning.
Ask for an advance ballot. Study the candidates. Cross party lines. In November, vote for the good ones. This year, you can find them.
We can restore integrity and common sense.
Application for advance ballot to print: http://www.sos.ks.gov/forms/elections/AV1.pdf
Or request to have one mailed to you: http://www.kssos.org/electio…/elections_registration_ceo.asp