Endorsement: State Representative Mike Kiegerl (R-Olathe) endorses Hodge
I'm pleased to announce the endorsement of State Rep. Mike Kiegerl, a Republican from Olathe. I'm honored by the support of Kiegerl, who has shown great courage while voting in the Legislature.
Kiegerl (pictured above) represents the 43rd Kansas House District (out of 125 districts in total). District 43 is in the southwest corner of Johnson County, representing the rapidly growing areas around Olathe, Spring Hill, and Gardner. (It's the big purple area in the lower left, below).
Rep. Kiegerl was first elected in 2004 (link to Johnson County Election Office Web site's archived data). He won re-election with 57% in a three-way race in 2006, with 54% in a three-way race in 2008, and with a 71% margin in a two-way race in 2010.
Please keep Kiegerl in your prayers, or perhaps send him an Email through his Web site to offer him encouragement. About a month ago on Monday, February 14, Kiegerl suffered a minor stroke in Topeka, but he was discharged from the hospital on March 3, and is very much still his lively self.
He wrote in a legislative update, "I was very lucky in my misfortune." He ended the same newsletter with this quote: Happy is the man who truly can say, "Tomorrow do thy worst for I have lived today!"- Fielding.
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).