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Senate candidates introduce themselves
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All three candidates for senator of Kansas District 33 supplied information about themselves for a handout distributed at the League of Women Voters Candidates Forum.

Larry Salmans
Why say yes to another run for the Kansas Senate? As a USAF rescue pilot in Viet Nam, volunteer fireman, EMT, bank loan officer, farmer-rancher, Drug-Alcohol counselor, school board member, Senator of the 37th Dist., etc., God has given me a lifetime of training – often in the school of hard knocks – to face situations head on. The motto of our Helicopter Rescue Unit was “That Others May Live,” and so, with the prayer that He will use my experiences and His wisdom to help stabilize the spinning compass of our State, I’m saying yes to another run.

J. Matt Bristow
Matt Bristow is a 32-year-old attorney residing in Ellinwood. With a bachelor’s in business administration from Colorado State University and a law degree from Washburn, Bristow works at the Anderson law firm, which comprises three Andersons and one Bristow. Every case he fights is captioned, “State of Kansas vs. __,” so Goliath odds are his wheelhouse. He is seeking election because Kansas has fallen apart. Our current elected officials have implemented disastrous policies that have robbed you of your money, schools and livelihood. Vote them out. Make a change. Think different.

Mary Jo Taylor, Ed.D.
Mary Jo has been an educator in Kansas for the past 30 years, spending 10 years as a high school social studies teacher and then the past 20 years in Stafford as a Middle/High School Principal and Superintendent.
Mary Jo’s post-secondary education includes a BA from Fort Hays State University and a master’s and doctorate from Wichita State.
Mary Jo is married to Todd. They have six adult children and nine grandchildren. Mary Jo finds most of her volunteer time used in projects that revolve around economic development.
She is ready to work for the people that call Kansas home.