Kansas First Congressional District Republicans met Saturday, Jan. 12 in McPherson for 2013 Reorganization. Central Christian College hosted this event, and I would like to express appreciation to McPherson County Republican Chairman, Dave Bohnenblust and Hal Hoxie, President of Central Christian College, for their exceptional hospitality.
This occasion provided a prime opportunity for Kansas legislators and Congressional leaders to listen to their constituents, discuss potential solutions, and address issues of concern. A day to touch base with grassroots: where positive and affective legislation SHOULD begin.
There are many reasons to support Congressman Tim Huelskamp, like his steadfast courage and his willingness to legislate without fear of retribution from those who often succumb to “playing the game” and making deals just to stay in office. Not only did Tim Huelskamp attend out First District Meet, but he brought his wife Angela, and his family with him. They spent the entire day with us, allowing Central and Western Kansans the opportunity to get acquainted with the Huelskamp family, and making himself available to address any and all concerns brought before him.
Other legislators who made themselves available throughout the day were Senators Larry Powell and Tom Arpke, Representatives Diana Dierks, Travis C. Lovelady, Sue Boldra, Clark Shultz, Don Shroeder, Steve Johnson, Stephen Alford, and Ron Highland. State Board of Education members in attendance were Kathy Martin (Clay Center) and Ken Willard (Hutchinson). Organizers of the event were First District Chair, Randy Duncan from Salina and Celia Beymer, Vice-Chair from Lakin.
FYI: The State Republican Convention will be held Jan. 25-26 at the Hutchinson Ramada Convention Center. Governor Sam Brownback and Kansas legislative leaders will be available 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, and again on Saturday 8:30 to 10 a.m. (FREE and Open to the public). A 7 p.m. dinner is scheduled Friday evening, and Senator Pat Roberts will be the featured speaker for Saturday luncheon. KANSANS FOR LIFE will sponsor a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday for prayer and speakers. ALL Republicans are welcome to these events, and only the sit-down meals will require a fee for reservations. If you have questions, concerns, or you would just like to get better acquainted with those who legislate, please take advantage of this opportunity. For more information on these Republican events, you may go to KSGOP.org, or you may call me at 620-285-5110. This is YOUR country and there is no better time to voice your concerns and get involved.