Kansas Chamber PAC General Election Endorsements

August 18, 2014

For Information Contact:
Christie Kriegshauser
785.357.2903
christiek@kansaschamber.org

Kansas Chamber PAC General Election Endorsements

Topeka, KAN - The Kansas Chamber PAC has announced their endorsements for pro-business candidates in the 2014 general elections. The overall mission of the Kansas Chamber PAC is to support those who stand for free market principles, pro-growth tax policies and limited government.

"The Kansas Chamber PAC is committed to supporting hard-working candidates who will fight to make Kansas the best state in the nation to do business," said PAC Chairman Justin Hill.

In addition to House candidates, the Kansas Chamber PAC is endorsing Governor Sam Brownback for a second term. Governor Brownback has been a strong ally of Kansas businesses. During his term, Kansas has gone from bleeding jobs in the lost decade from 2001 to 2011 to creating over 55,000 new, private-sector jobs. Over the last four years Governor Brownback and the Kansas Chamber together have:

  • Reduced individual income tax rates over five years, followed by further reduction through growth.
  • Exempted from income tax non-wage income for sole proprietorships, limited liability companies and subchapter S companies.
  • Passed expensing of capital investments, making Kansas the first state in the nation.
  • Comprehensive reform of the Unemployment Insurance system, modifying benefit structure, clarifying eligibility, strengthening integrity and restoring experience rating.
  • Overhauled the work comp system for the first time in 20 years.

“Governor Brownback has been a dedicated advocate of Kansas employers and workers,” said Kansas Chamber President and CEO Mike O’Neal. “He shares the goal of the Kansas Chamber to make Kansas the best state in the nation to live and do business.”

 

1

Michael 

Houser 

3

Chuck

Smith 

Marty 

Read 

5

Kevin 

Jones 

6

Jene 

Vickrey 

7

Richard

Proehl

8

Craig 

McPherson 

10

Nick

VanWyhe 

11

Jim

Kelly

12

Virgil 

Peck 

14

Keith 

Esau 

15

Erin 

Davis 

16

Amanda 

Grosserode 

17

Brett 

Hildabrand 

18

John 

Rubin 

20

Rob 

Bruchman 

22

Mike 

Jones 

24

Brandon 

Hermreck 

27

Ray 

Merrick 

28

Jerry 

Lunn 

29

James 

Todd 

30

Randy 

Powell 

33

Sue 

Adams 

36

Earl

Freeman

38

Willie 

Dove 

39

Charles 

Macheers 

40

John 

Bradford 

41

Tony 

Barton 

42

Connie 

O'Brien 

43

Bill 

Sutton 

47

Ramon 

Gonzalez 

48

Marvin 

Kleeb 

51

Ron 

Highland 

52

Dick 

Jones 

53

Tami

Foy 

54

Ken 

Corbet 

56

Lane 

Hemsley 

58

Cordell

Fischer

61

Becky 

Hutchins 

62

Randy 

Garber 

69

J.R. 

Claeys 

70

John 

Barker 

72

Marc 

Rhoades 

73

Les 

Mason 

75

Will 

Carpenter 

76

Peggy 

Mast 

77

Kristy

Williams

78

Ron 

Ryckman Jr.

79

Larry 

Alley 

80

Kasha 

Kelley 

81

Blake 

Carpenter 

82

Pete 

DeGraaf 

83

James 

Thomas 

84

Ray 

Racobs 

85

Steven 

Brunk 

87

Mark 

Kahrs 

88

Joseph 

Scapa 

89

Frank

Chappell

90

Steve 

Huebert 

91

Gene 

Suellentrop 

92

Jeremy 

Alessi 

93

John 

Whitmer

94

Mario 

Goico 

95

Benny

Boman

96

Rick

Lindsey

97

Leslie 

Osterman 

98

Steve

Anthimides

99

Dennis 

Hedke 

100

Dan 

Hawkins 

101

Joe 

Seiwert 

105

Mark 

Hutton 

106

Sharon 

Schwartz 

107

Susan

Concannon

108

Steven 

Johnson 

109

Troy

Waymaster

110

Travis 

Couture-Lovelady 

111

Sue 

Boldra

112

John 

Edmonds 

113

Basil

Dannebohm 

114

Jack 

Thimesch 

115

Ron 

Ryckman Sr.

116

Kyle 

Hoffman 

117

John 

Ewy

119

Bud

Estes

120

Rick

Billinger 

121

Mike 

Kiegerl 

124

Steve

Alford