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Not supporting Brownback's re-election

9/4/2014

Not supporting Brownback's re-election

Not supporting Brownback's re-election

It is with great sadness I have concluded I cannot support the re-election of Gov. Sam Brownback. I worked hard to elect him four years ago. I served under him in the Senate for the first two years of his term, voting with him 96 percent of the time.

Unfortunately, the governor put into his top leadership positions some people who will say anything, do anything and destroy anyone if it accomplishes their personal agenda. Dissent was and is not allowed either within the administration or within the Legislature. The governor is responsible for those he puts into leadership positions.

This philosophy of running a government has resulted in many bad decisions and bad policies.

A lot of people are being hurt. The state is being hurt.

Electing Paul Davis as governor will restore balance to our state government. Legislative committees won't have any qualms about asking his people tough questions. Issues will be thoroughly aired in public. Compromise will be necessary, instead of the present system of my way or the highway.

We all want a healthy state government. A balanced government is much healthier than one that only focuses on a few people's narrow agenda.

Former State Senator Dick Kelsey,

Goddard

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