I endorse Republican John Ewy for the 117th House District. I have known John all of his life, and continue to be impressed with his selfless concern for others. It first became obvious when he, as a young man, still in high school, lost his father to a tragic farm accident. John’s response was admirable as he stepped up to fill that void for his mother and younger brothers and sister. Over the years I have watched this character trait continue as he has raised his own family of five children. John is a true public servant who has consistently and tirelessly, worked with summer recreation programs plus other various service organizations, while teaching full time at Dodge City Community College. He has spent countless hours tending ball fields and the young athletes for whom he has provided an excellent role model. As I walked doors with John this summer and fall, we have come across numerous young men and women, filled with memories and gratitude for his heartfelt concern for them as both student and roach. When John becomes our representative we will become recpients of his concern and the wisdom that comes from a life of varied experiences. John loves rural Kansas, and is determined to do all he can to make it better.
For those of us who are concerned about the future of the Larned State Hospital complex, John is too. He recently requested a tour of the faclity, and is well aware of the importance of this great tree, as it provides safety, mental health, and countless jobs for Central and Western Kansas. He will definitely be our ally in its behalf.
As you will know from past experience I am extremely cautious regarding endorsements, but in the case of John I can, without reservation, endorse my friend, John Ewy. I know he will do all within his ability for our benefit.
Larry D. Salmans, former Senator