I’m pleased to introduce KansasReform.com, our new Web site for the Kansans for Reform of State and Local Government PAC, or, for short, Kansans for Government Reform.
My introductory words on the front page:
Thank you for visiting. After witnessing waste within the state government, and after fighting and winning over corruption at Johnson County Community College under Presidents Charles Carlsen and Terry Calaway, I formed the Kansans for Government Reform PAC in order to fight for good-government principles, ones that are non-controversial among the public, but that are routinely ignored by local governments and by leaders in both the Democratic and Republican parties. I’m referring to issues like:
- Property rights.
- Open budgets and open meetings. Competitive bidding for contracts.
- An accountable and highly-qualified state judiciary, as we have at the federal level but are denied in Kansas.
- Education that is controlled by students and parents. At colleges, students are allowed to choose the source of their educational services, yet there is a complete and total monopoly at the K-12 level. This leads to waste, corruption, and an inability to hire the best teachers or to fire the worst.
We have a five-member Advisory Board, and it requires an 80% approval (four out of five) agreement in order to endorse candidates or position statements. I encourage you to learn more about our recommended candidates, and about the position statements officially supported by the Kansans for Government Reform PAC.
Click here to see our candidate endorsements. We’ve endorsed two Kansas candidates so far, and more will follow in the coming weeks.
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).