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Waymaster announces run for US Congress
Rep. Troy Waymaster

RUSSELL – Troy Waymaster, a conservative Republican state legislator, announced Tuesday that he is running for US Congress in 2020 in Kansas’s First Congressional District. This seat was declared vacant due to Roger Marshall’s decision to run for US Senate.   

“I was born into a long line of farmers who are proud to call central and western Kansas home,” stated Troy Waymaster.  

“In my line of work, you get up early, endure long hours, and you’re never sure if the land is going to give back what you put into it. That kind of work ethic is what’s missing from Congress and why we need to send a farmer to represent us in Washington, DC.”  

Born in Russell, Kansas, Troy started working on his family farm as soon as he could pick up a hammer. He graduated from Russell High School and went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kansas. During his career he has managed small city banks and, in 2012, he ran for and won a seat in the Kansas State Legislature where he serves as a State Representative from House District 109.   

“In the Kansas legislature, I have stood up for our conservative values and the families of western Kansas. Unfortunately, in Washington, DC, socialists like AOC and Nancy Pelosi are tearing our country apart, and I cannot sit by and watch that happen.”  

“I’m ready to work with President Trump to defend our Christian values, protect the Second Amendment and the unborn, and make sure every small town in Kansas realizes the dream of rebuilding its Main Street. And as a farmer, I know how important it is to secure your property; that’s why I’ll fight to secure our border from illegal immigrants and build the wall to stop them from flooding into our country.”  

“Our farmers also need someone who will fight not only for their way of life, but for their economic interests as well. That’s why I’ll be a leader in opening up new markets for our goods, fighting tariffs that could hurt rural Kansans, and pushing for the full ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement so our farmers, ranchers, and businesses have a trade agreement that is more balanced and grows our economy.”  

In 2018, Troy and his wife, Crystal, welcomed their son, Christian, into the world and he is well on his way to being a future farmer in the Waymaster tradition.  

Currently, Rep. Troy L. Waymaster, 109th District, serves as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee. Waymaster represents the Barton County communities of Albert, Olmitz, Galatia, Susank, Odin and Claflin.  

To find out more about Troy and his campaign, and to view the campaign’s announcement video, visit