I will be sworn in as judge in just 17 days. I’ve practiced law in Kansas for almost 17 years and I imagined the task of winding down the practice to be so taxing that it might take more time than that, however, God is good! So far things are going much better than expected. I will hand over just eight or so active files to the attorney assuming my law practice.
My clients have been great during this process. They are also excited that I’m about to be a judge. I am grateful that they’ve given me the opportunity to help them with a variety of legal issues, and I will miss helping them in the future.
I will especially miss helping clients stand up for unborn children and their First Amendmend rights to practice their Christian faith free from government intrusion. God bless the Alliance Defending Freedom and Kansans For Life!
This new chapter in my professional life brings with it new challenges, and I need your help. When I file my campaign financial statement next week, we will have just over $21,000.00 in funds to begin our campaign. Although I suspect this is more than the current candidates for division 12 have at this point, it is just the beginning. It takes around $50,000 or more to run a contested judicial race. While there’s a chance the two men who filed for the division before the appointment will move to another open division, the only way to ensure this happens is to keep up the momentum. I plan to spend at least $50,000.00 on this campaign, so if you support my philosophy that a judge should apply the facts to the law and not legislate from the bench–you want unbiased conservative judges not liberal ones–please pledge to help me make that happen in division 12.
Please also note that I’m the only conservative candidate in division 12 (I was appointed for division 12 but not sworn in yet, so, technically, I’m in division 24 until I refile in 12) with almost 17 years of experience in a variety of practice areas not just a handful, or just one or two.
The Integrity, Experience, Respect Call to Action!
First, we need your financial support. Individuals can give up to $500 between now and the August primary. Send your check or money order made out to “Kevin Mark Smith for Judge” to 1502 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214, attn. Richard Peckham.
Second, send me an email at email@example.com and tell me how you’d like to help the campaign. We need yard signs placed and door knockers ready to spread the word throughout Sedgwick County. We won’t get rolling with the boots on the ground until Spring but we need to marshal the troops now.
I look forward to an exciting campaign season. Let’s get moving now so the competition will have to play catch up! I thank you in advance for your support.
Kevin Mark Smith