1. Age 34, real estate agent. Bachelor’s degree in business management, Friends University; associate’s degree, Baker University. Married to Elizabeth, four children: Talia, 17; Bentley, 9; Jake, 3; and Connely, 20 month. Member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Lived in Goddard since 2002, born and raised in Danville in Harper County.
Holy Spirit Catholic Church members, Goddard. Lived in Goddard since 2002, Born and raised in Danville in Harper. County
2, No previous office held. Small business owner for 17 years, real estate agent/broker. Goddard Chamber of Commerce Board member, Lions Club International, Habitat for Humanity Volunteer, supporter of community public and private schools, Goddard Booster Club member, Charity Auctioneer to support Holy Spirit Catholic School.
3. Jobs/economy: I was affected by the aircraft layoffs, and have witnessed firsthand how the local community was impacted. I will promote legislation that rewards business’ that bring /create jobs for our communities.
Property Taxes: A more level evaluating system to prevent increase in property tax, and tax relief to homeowners.
Education: We have great schools, I want them to stay that way. We need to ensure that time is spent to adequately allocate for the education budget, ensure that cuts stay out of the classroom and that every child receives a quality education.
Mark E. Holick
1. Age 51, bachelor of arts in business management; pastor.
2. Previous experience, other offices, club and service involvement, etc. Born and raised in Wichita, Wichita resident 51 years, pastor for over 20 years
3. Jobs: lower corporate taxes to bring new companies to Kansas.
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: As Texas, Florida and Louisiana have stated, Kansas should not participate in Obamacare.
Governance: America became the greatest nation on earth due to its foundational Christian principles and heritage. “It is impossible to rightly govern without the (Lord) God and the Bible,” George Washington said.
Abortion: I will protect all innocent life from conception to natural death. Personhood for all unborn Kansans.
Education: The money should follow the parents and children to whatever school – public, private, or home school – they choose.
Voter initiatives—In major legislative decisions, Kansans should be able to decide for themselves.
Immigration: Legal immigration, if towards becoming U.S citizens, is good. Illegal immigration should be enforced.
Pro-family: Traditional marriage is the foundation of all healthy societies.
Christian Leadership: Pr. 29:2, When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.
Christian freedoms: Our Christian heritage and freedoms have been under heavy attack by the left in recent years. Christians and Christian freedoms cannot be treated as second class.
1. Age 60. Married to Linda Kampling for 42 years. Three daughters: Dana and Heith Weninger, Pretty Praire; Barbara and Tim Schultz, Cunningham; and Toni and Kacey Smarsh, Murdock. Seven grandchildren.
2. Friends University, degree in human resource management, business. Kingman High Schoo class of 1969. Private pilot. Retired 30 years from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Six years selling John Deere equipment for Kingman Equipment. Started farming in 1977 with 40 acres and now manager over several thousand acres with daughter, Toni.
Served two terms in Legislature since 2009. Vice chair, local government committee; energy and utilities committee; federal and state affairs committee. Past committees: homeland security, military and veterans affairs, economic development, Vision 2020. National committees: National Conference State Legislators, NCSL, Agriculture, Energy and Utilities committee; Council of State Governments; Transportation and Communications Committees.
Present board service: treasurer, Ark Valley Electric Coop, Hutchinson; Kansas Electric Power Coop, Topeka; treasurer, Ninnescah Township, Reno County. Past board service: USD 311 school board, 12 years, president and vice president; ESSDACK (educational service center), Hutchinson, four years; Telephone Employees Credit Union, Hutchinson; Belle Telephone Employees Credit Union, Wichita; St. Rose Church board, Mt. Vernon; Knights of Columbus, Council 1269, Kingman.
3. Experience. What we need more than ever are experienced legislator next year because of redistricting. With 25 districts without any current legislators and 45 combined with two current Representatives, that means there could be as many as 50 to 60 new representatives in Topeka next year. We face many issues – education, economy and energy – and we will need strong, proven leadership to be able to get things done and keep the state moving in the right direction.