Campaign update and what you can do to help

I updated the website,, so please check it out. You’ll find links to Kansans for Life, which endorsed me in 2016 (2020 election endorsements won’t be issued until Spring 2020), and the local Fraternal Order of Police Chapter, which already endorsed me for the 2020 election.

You’ll also find a few articles on what we’ve been doing to increase foster care awareness as well as a link to the KC Star’s op-ed on juvenile justice reform. The Eagle published it too but it never popped up online. Please read it and, if you agree, contact your legislator and let him or her know how you feel about this very important issue.

Although I will personally participate in a couple upcoming parades with my friends at Republican Women United, I won’t be doing much parade work where I need supporters until Spring 2020. Please let me know if you’re willing to march with me so I know how many T-shirts to order.

It’s not actual campaign activity, so please make sure they understand this, but I’m also always willing to present the foster care issue to churches and civic organizations. I present the depressing data as well as outreach opportunities such as fostering, CASA advocacy, and mentoring. It makes a difference in the lives of at least those kids who are blessed to get support from these organizations.

I will present a foster care update at the KFL Hour for Life on December 3rd, 7 pm, 3301 W. 13th St. N., Wichita, KS 67203. It’s an open meeting and I’d love to see you there. Bring your pastor so he or she can see why the church is so important in helping these kids.

Finally, when you review the website you’ll notice a donations button. Campaigns are expensive. We appreciate anything you can do to help. While I’m hopeful that no one will run against me, the best way to keep that from happening is to show would-be challengers that we’re prepared to meet the financial challenges–mailings, brochures, TV ads, social media ads–that contested campaigns bring with them.

You can now contribute online!

Sadly, it takes money to run a judicial campaign. Fortunately, it’s now easier to financially support my campaign by contributing online. You can give up to $500 from now until the primary, and if I get a Democrat opponent, another $500 after the primary. Whatever you can give is appreciated.

Political contributions are not tax deductible.



CCAI Angels in Adoption Honoree

image001I found out yesterday that Senator Pat Roberts nominated me to be a 2019 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) Angels in Adoption Honoree, and CCAI accepted the nomination. It’s nice that Sen. Roberts acknowledges that we need more community support to help fosters and such an honor will hopefully spur others to come forward to be foster parents, advocate and mentor for foster children, and support those in their churches and community organizations who serve in those capacities. Thank you Sen. Roberts and CCAI.