Education: Bachelor of science in finance, with emphasis in accounting
Occupation: Founding CEO of Discover Vision Centers, retired. Currently vice president of business development.
Elected experience: Kansas House of Representatives, 2011-12; Kansas State Senate, 2013-16
I’m running to put Kansas back on strong financial footing: Balance the budget; write a new school finance formula; create a rainy day saving account; open and transparent government.
Education: Bachelor of science, biology, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Occupation: Retired pharmaceutical sales representative
Elected experience: Democratic precinct committeeman, 2010 to present. Ran for the Kansas House, District 16, in 2014.
I moved to Johnson County from Missouri more than 20 years ago so our three children could benefit from the best public schools available. Our schools are under attack from the policies of Gov. Brownback and Sen. Denning, and these policies — especially the 2012 tax bill, the block grant bill and the voucher bills — harm schools and threaten economic development in Johnson County. I will be an independent thinker, and my main concern will be in acting for the best interests of Senate District 8.