After a few days of relaxation following our primary victory, I jumped right back into my involvement in the Overland Park and Leawood communities. I’m very fortunate to have such great support. I’ve been scheduling events and meetings, making thank you phone calls to supporters and donors, and getting to know some of the current legislators. I’m now in the process of transitioning into the general election, which will be a different animal than the primary was in several ways.
First, my opponent and I have had a few conversations regarding campaign ethics. We both believe Leawood and Overland Park are sick of mudslinging and dirty campaigning. If you see any negative mailers against my opponent in the general election, know that they are not affiliated with my campaign. Those affiliated with my campaign will have “Paid for by John Skubal for Senate, Fred Spears Treasurer” printed on the mailer.
Secondly, the data from election night indicates those precincts where I did not do well. I will be walking those neighborhoods heavily. If you differ from me ideologically, please answer your door when I come knocking. I am an open-minded man and want to consider your views carefully. You may have some valuable insights that I’ll take with me to Topeka.
Lastly, I have established a regular schedule for listening sessions. On the third Saturday of every month, I will be at the Corner Bakery near 135th and Metcalf at 10am to hear your concerns. I hope to see you there.