Kansas Chamber 2013 Pro-Jobs Legislators
July 11, 2013
Emily Mitchell 785-357-6321 email@example.com Topeka, KAN. (July 11, 2013) – The Kansas Chamber has released its 2013 Pro-Jobs Legislator list based on legislators’ support of sound business policy that strengthens our state’s economy and attracts jobs.
“This session the Legislature tackled many tough issues and tremendous progress was made in many areas that have made Kansas one of the most economically competitive states in the region,” said Kansas Chamber President and CEO Mike O’Neal. “The list of Pro-Jobs Legislators identifies lawmakers who voted at least 80 percent of the time to support a wide range of business issues and ensure the state’s economic health during the last session. The business community thanks these individuals for working to limit government and create jobs in Kansas.” After each legislative session, the Kansas Chamber lists the business friendly lawmakers who voted in support of the tenets of free enterprise. The Pro-Jobs Legislator list focuses solely on the core business issues that impact the state’s economy. These issues range from initiatives aimed at creating a more business-friendly tax climate, containing healthcare costs, improving the legal climate, improving the workers compensation and unemployment compensation systems to promote a fair regulatory structure.
“Kansas businesses are working daily to keep their doors open and employees on the payroll. This legislative session Kansas moved forward with pro-business policies that help keep jobs in the state. The positive steps achieved this session would not have been possible without the efforts of pro-job legislators who understand the critical need for a healthy business climate,” added Kansas Chamber Chair of the Board of Directors Ivan Crossland, CEO of Crossland Construction in Columbus, Kansas.
Pro-Jobs Legislators in the Kansas Senate
|Steve Abrams||Mitch Holmes||Michael O’Donnell|
|Pat Apple||Dan Kerschen||Rob Olson|
|Tom Arpke||Jeff King||Ralph Ostmeyer|
|Elaine Bowers||Forrest Knox||Mary Pilcher Cook|
|Terry Bruce||Garrett Love||Larry Powell|
|Jim Denning||Julia Lynn||Dennis Pyle|
|Les Donovan||Ty Masterson||Greg Smith|
|Steve Fitzgerald||Jeff Melcher||Susan Wagle|
Pro-Jobs Legislators in the Kansas House of Representatives
|Stephen Alford||Dan Hawkins||Les Osterman|
|John Barker||Dennis Hedke||Virgil Peck|
|Sue Boldra||Phil Hermanson||Reid Petty|
|John Bradford||Ron Highland||Joshua Powell|
|Rob Bruchman||Brett Hildabrand||Richard Proehl|
|Steven Brunk||Kyle Hoffman||J.R. Claeys|
|Richard Carlson||Mike Houser||Marty Read|
|Will Carpenter||Jim Howell||Marc Rhoades|
|Ward Cassidy||Steve Huebert||Allan Rothlisberg|
|Susan Concannon||Mark Hutton||John Rubin|
|Ken Corbet||Steven Johnson||Ron Ryckman|
|Travis Couture-Lovelady||Mark Kahrs||Ronald Ryckman|
|David Crum||Kasha Kelley||Scott Schwab|
|Peter DeGraaf||Jim Kelly||Sharon Schwartz|
|Willie Dove||Lance Kinzer||Joe Seiwert|
|John Edmonds||Marvin Kleeb||Clark Shultz|
|Joe Edwards||Jerry Lunn||Arlen Siegfreid|
|Keith Esau||Charles Macheers||Gene Suellentrop|
|John Ewy||Peggy Mast||Bill Sutton|
|Shanti Gandhi||Craig McPherson||Jack Thimesch|
|Randy Garber||Kelly Meigs||James Todd|
|Mario Goico||Ray Merrick||Jene Vickrey|
|Ramon Gonzalez||Bob Montgomery||Troy Waymaster|
|Amanda Grosserode||Connie O’Brien||Brian Weber|
* Please note that Rep. Siegfreid and Rep. Weber have given notice of retirement since the 2013 session.
The Kansas Chamber, with headquarters in Topeka, is the leading statewide pro-business advocacy group moving Kansas towards becoming the best state in America to live and work. The Chamber represents small, medium and large employers all across Kansas. For more information on the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, go to www.kansaschamber.org.