Wednesday, April 13, 2011
An update to our PAC board's make-up
PAC advisory board heading into 2012: Rep. Mike Kiegerl, Michele Lockwood, Sen. Kay O'Connor, and Joel Yourdon
This is a team effort. In this nation-wide limited government movement, and within our group at the Kansans for State and Local Reform PAC, it's a team effort. We all work together as much as possible and win, or else we don't win.
I'd like to thank the group of five advisory board members who made a significant impact in regional political races in 2010. This year, you'll some of the same names, with some new names.
Heading into the budget battles of 2011 and 2012, and then into the elections of April, August, and November 2012, I'm pleased to update you on the membership of our advisory board: Rep. Mike Kiegerl, Michele Lockwood, Sen. Kay O'Connor, and Joel Yourdon. If we endorse a candidate or a position statement, it will be with the support of the majority of these respected Kansans. I'm thankful for their support and time.
In closing, I'd like to say two things:
- I want to explicitly invite you, the reader, to join us in working to elect fiscally conservative candidates, and to establish good-government policies. Whether it's with your time, energy, ideas, or dollars, we value your input. Feel free to Email or call me (contact information is above).
- I'd like to remind you that we're a non-partisan PAC. I view this as a strength. While I am personally a Republican, I am not a "Republican first." In Kansas, we have a lot of Republicans in elected office, but we don't have many who believe in limited, efficient government. Liberalism is liberalism, waste is waste, and corruption is corruption, regardless which political party is responsible. Our PAC will work to elect candidates of any party affiliation who support limited government, who support the US Constitution, or who -- in the words of Jack Cashill -- want to do more than to merely be a part of the regional Republican "Build Stuff" establishment.
Thank you for your time, as always.
Kansas Representative, 2006-'08
Trustee, Johnson County Community College, 2005-'09
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).