Wayne Godsey is a Kansas City leader for good government issues. KMBC-ABC Channel 9 is the only area station to run weekend editorials, read on air by Godsey. After 40 years in television, he is retiring.
I first met Godsey in either 2007 or 2008, as he visited a Kansas House committee to testify in favor of legislation banning the ability of government bodies to hire taxpayer-funded lobbyists.
"It has been a privilege to have worked in local television," Godsey said. "Few careers could have been as personally rewarding. I thank each of my colleagues here in Kansas City, and in New York and elsewhere, on whose talent, hard work and judgment I have relied."
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).