A Message From Pat
Thank you for visiting my Web site. I am excited to be running for the Kansas State Senate, District 11, in the Republican primary on August 7th. I am honored to have support from so many who value our public schools, small businesses and community.
Many of you know I have been a long-time advocate for public education. I understand that our schools are the driving force behind economic development, prosperity, family values, and the excellent quality of life we enjoy. I look forward to continuing to make every effort to ensure that our schools receive the funding they deserve to be among the best in the nation.
In addition to education, economic development is also a top priority for me. I am a small business owner and have experienced the impact state laws have had on our small businesses. I have worked closely with our local Chambers of Commerce to enact legislation to help make our area a business-friendly environment for new entrepreneurs, investors and small business owners.
In order to achieve these goals, we must work with our cities and with representatives from all parts of Kansas. Through my years of experience with city governments and public officials, I realize the importance of these relationships. I will partner with those legislators who are willing to do the same to meet our fiscal needs and to not push the tax burden onto local citizens.
I am committed to representing the values and interests that matter most to our community. I serve as Chairman of the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee and on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Education Commitee. I also serve on the Kansas Sentencing Commission, the Kansas Judicial Council and Governor Brownback"s Kansas Advisory Council on Juvenile Delinquency Prevention. I currently serve on the Council of State Governments in several capacities which include Chair, National Task Force on Public Safety and Justice; Chair, Board of Directors, Justice Center.
I respectfully ask for your support as well as your vote in the August 7th primary.