Just in case I draw an opponent tomorrow, thanks to the dozens of Catholics and Evangelicals who have volunteered to hit the ground running in my campaign in the event someone files against me tomorrow. Please check this site and my campaign FB page tomorrow mid-afternoon for an update. I have thousands of door hangers, brochures, and business cards ready to pass out immediately so we can start knocking on doors and spreading the word this Saturday. I will order yard signs tomorrow evening so will have those ready to pass out next week. Think about some high traffic areas that will be good locations.
Although several conservative groups are supporting me, I’m not taking anything for granted and will focus on face-to-face campaigning. Lots of knocking on doors and parades, that sort of thing. Please send me an email at email@example.com with updated contact info (name, address, phone numbers) too. I plan on a BBQ for volunteers in the next week or so to discuss strategy and the contact info will give me a quick way to reach you via text messaging or phone calls.
Remember my mantra, “Integrity. Experience. Respect.” I’ve spent my career fighting for my clients, including unborn children, churches, and families, and believe that being a judge is the next opportunity to make a difference for all citizens in Sedgwick County not just my clients. We need conservative judges with diverse backgrounds representing clients in the courtroom before judges and juries and not just behind their desks. My almost 17 years of jury trial, bench trial, and litigation experience has prepared me to continue serving Sedgwick County in this capacity. I hope you agree.
Hon. Kevin M. Smith
I’ve been on the bench for more than three months now. I committed to being a fair and unbiased judge when I first filed for division 24 and continued with this attitude after Gov. Brownback appointed me to division 12. It sounds like common sense, but my years practicing law in many counties in federal, state, and municipal courts informed me that this isn’t always what you get. I was confident I could follow through with this promise since I had a diversity of legal practice experiences that few judicial candidates have. I’m happy to report that after three months and a week, there is no chance I will deviate from this commitment. Three months isn’t much time, but I’ve already had a few of those frustrating cases that sometimes turn judges callous to the sacred duty they have to uphold the Constitution and am pleased to say that I never hesitated to make the right decision.
Our judicial system has its flaws, but when the bench is occupied by men and women committed to the principles on which this nation was founded, it is unquestionably the best in the world. I encourage you to take this time to read the Bill of Rights. This is what should inform all judges and lawyers who practice law every day, as well as the people who find themselves on one side or the other of legal disputes.
If you’d like to support my campaign to retain my position in division 12, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Financial contributions can be sent to the attention of Richard Peckham, Treasurer, in check or money order to “Kevin M. Smith for Judge,” 1502 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214.
Kevin M. Smith
The only thing more surprising than the fact we have almost 900 attorneys in the Wichita Bar Association is how much time it takes to stuff and label 900 letters to those attorneys.
Thanks to Alan Rupe for his support! Welcome aboard!
Thanks to Steve House and Richard Sanborn for the support. Bad news is I didn’t get signatures from these two respected attorneys until after I sent the letter to the printer, but stay tuned for the revised online version in the next few days. Still welcoming support so let me know if you’re on board.
As far as the campaign, things are going very well. I will start knocking on doors this week and the parade season is upon us. If you’d like to march with us let me know and I’ll make sure I have plenty of shirts available. I also welcome door knocking help. I’ll provide a stack of door hangers so you can hit the neighborhoods around your homes.
Now that the campaigning season is here, we welcome your financial support, too. If you’d like to help out, individuals and non-Pacs can give up to $500 up to the primary, and another $500 after. Please send a check or money order made out to “Kevin Mark Smith for Judge,” attn Richard Peckham, Treasurer, to 1502 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214.
David Rapp is on board. Thanks, Dave, for your support.
Special thanks to Ross Hollander, Mark Hutton, Glenn Young, Kenneth Miller, Mike Lazzo, Anita Kemp, Tamara Collins, and Jim Ruane for their support of my campaign.
Yesterday we set a daily record for visits on the campaign web site. We bested the day of my swearing in! Lots of new followers on FB, too. Please hop on the website, http://www.kevin4judge.com, and follow it. We’re building momentum thanks to lots of people who believe judges should stick to judging and not make themselves legislators.
Please send me an email, email@example.com, and let me know if you can help knock on doors. To support the campaign financially, you can send a check or money order made out to “Kevin for Judge,” attn Richard Peckham, to 1502 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS 67214. Individuals and non-Pacs can contribute up to $500 before the primary, and another $500 in a contested race after the primary. Thanks in advance for the support.
Swing by my campaign table at the Republican Caucus and meet me, my wife, Mona, and two of my three beautiful, talented daughters, Lindsay and Kelsey. We’ll have campaign brochures and business cards for you to pick up to give to your friends.
Most important, GO TO THE CAUCUS AND VOTE! There’s never been a more important election year than this one. Make it count.