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Dear Friend:
Yard sign season is here again! If you have a Skubal for Senate sign leftover from the primary, please consider displaying it once again. If you would like a yard sign, please respond to this email and one will be delivered to you.

We started our walking parties in mid-September. I’ll be continuing to walk with House candidates Jan Kessinger, Patty Markley, Joy Koesten, Sean Tarwater, and Stephanie Clayton on weekdays and Saturdays. I will also be doing all I can to make sure reasonable, moderate candidates are elected in Johnson County and our delegation continues to hold leadership positions. The best hope of getting reforms passed and signed by the Governor is to build a coalition of conservatives, moderates, and Democrats to enact revenue reform to fund our quality of life services. I’ve been told time and again by the businesses I work with at Kaw Valley that they love our schools, roads and infrastructure in Johnson County, so that’s where tax dollars should be invested.

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. The last one before the general election will be Saturday, October 15th. I hope to see you there!

I ask for your support in the general election on November 8th. Please “like” my Facebook page or “follow” me on Twitter. The deadline to register to vote is October 18th.  My campaign is sending out applications for mail ballots if you would rather vote from the comfort of your own home. I will also answer any and all questions regarding registering to vote. Please give me the opportunity to work with legislators of both parties to restore Kansas Common Sense to Topeka this November!

Very truly yours,

John
Republican Nominee for Kansas Senate, 11th District
913-469-6641 (H)

Senate District 11 Resources:

September 2nd – Johnson County Community College Sustainability Dinner
Johnson County Community College is one of our greatest assets. It continues to be on the cutting edge of technical education, workforce readiness, and sustainability. It was sustainability that was the focus of this dinner on September 2nd. We learned of the efforts around the state to commit to sustainable agriculture. With the majority of Kansas’ economy relying on agriculture, it is vital that all legislators, even those here in Johnson County, have an understanding of ag policy. That’s why it was so heartening to see so many future and current legislators there, including Joy Koesten, Jan Kessinger, and Dinah Sykes! The meal was prepared by the national award-winning JCCC Culinary Arts students, so needless to say the food was excellent!
September 3rd – American Council of Engineering Companies Dinner
I remain active in the transportation and engineering communities. I plan to keep my position at Kaw Valley Engineering as a Business Development Officer and one of my top priorities continues to be improving Kansas’ infrastructure. At this dinner, we learned of ACEC’s efforts to bring back contracting jobs to Kansas. Their hope is, with new leadership in Topeka, we can bring back these jobs to Kansas from other states, and improve our roads to boot!
September 8th – Kansas State University Student Governing Association Meeting
One of my biggest helpers through the primaries was Kansas State graduate student James Krotz. James and I still talk regularly and he is doing all he can from Manhattan to help in my fall campaign efforts. During our weekly talk, James mentioned that the Student Senate he is involved with at K-State is given a weekly update on government affairs. As you know, higher education in Kansas has taken a big hit under the Brownback administration, and investing in it is one of my higher priorities after K-12 and transportation. James said the students of SGA were encouraged by the primary results. I will try to deliver on my commitment to them and the students of the other Regents universities and community colleges to increase public funding and alleviate some of the tuition costs on middle class families.
September 8th – Kansas State University Student Governing Association Meeting
One of my biggest helpers through the primaries was Kansas State graduate student James Krotz. James and I still talk regularly and he is doing all he can from Manhattan to help in my fall campaign efforts. During our weekly talk, James mentioned that the Student Senate he is involved in at K-State is given a weekly update on government affairs. As you know, higher education in Kansas has taken a big hit under the Brownback administration, and investing in it is one of my higher priorities after K-12 and transportation. James said the students of SGA were encouraged by the primary results. I will try to deliver on my commitment to them and the students of the other Regents universities and community colleges to increase public funding and alleviate some of the tuition costs on middle class families.
September 14th – Johnson County Commission on Aging
A big part of my effort this fall is educating myself on the issues facing Kansas. My fellow candidates Jan Kessinger, Joy Koesten, Dinah Sykes, and I chose to learn about the effects our aging population will have on Kansas policy moving forward. It was informative and eye-opening. I will use this information to affect change at the state level.
September 15th – Knocking Doors with Jan Kessinger
Believe it or not, I missed knocking doors with my good friend Jan Kessinger. We met lots of voters, both Republicans and Democrats who are eager for change. If you see us in your neighborhood, stop us and tell us your ideas. Jan and I are both determined to represent you the best we can by being accessible to you.
September 15th – Kansas Association for Justice Panel
On Thursday, I was invited to participate in a panel with the Kansas Association for Justice, an advocacy organization for impartial courts and nonpartisan appointment processes. As many of you know, I do not believe the Kansas Supreme Court should be subject to partisan whims. They are supposed to be impartial and serve as a check on legislative and gubernatorial power. I hope you will join Dinah Sykes, and Representatives Barbara Bollier and Stephanie Clayton in voting to retain a fair and balanced court.
September 17th – Skubal for Senate and Kessinger for Kansas Listening Session
Another great listening session today with our friends at the Corner Bakery. Jan Kessinger and I were glad to have the chance to connect with more voters. They brought some great questions. We have one more session in October before the general, so come on out next time!
September 20th – Kansas Supreme Court Hearing on Gannon Lawsuit
To quote the Wichita Eagle’s reporter Bryan Lowry, “It was a big news day in Kansas.” The Kansas Supreme Court heard testimony from several large school districts who are suing the state of Kansas for adequate funding. As you know, I will vote to enact revenue reform, with schools being a top priority for the added revenue. It will take years to fix our fiscal policies in Kansas, but I am willing to put in the hours.
September 21st – Knocking Doors with Rep. Stephanie Clayton
If you haven’t heard of Representative Stephanie Clayton in the 19th House District, you soon will. Stephanie is by far the most hard-working campaigner I’ve ever met, and that’s after Jan Kessinger, Joy Koesten and I walked over 10,000 doors this summer! Stephanie and I share three precincts in northern Leawood, and thank goodness they were shaded, because it was a hot one. Stephanie introduced me to many of her supporters and they were all nice folks, glad to see a new face at their doors. I will try to work as hard as Stephanie to be responsive and accountable to them.
September 17th – Knocking Doors with Jan Kessinger
I want to send out a huge thank you to Jan, his wife Jeanne, and my wife Susan for getting out and knocking doors with us on Saturday. We met voters in Hunter’s Ridge and spoke with many voters who are ready for us to be in office. We’ll do our best to represent them all effectively.
September 22nd – Shawnee Mission Educational Foundation Breakfast
The Shawnee Mission School District held a breakfast for the community to highlight the achievements of the district. Shawnee Mission continues to exceed the expectations of all its patrons, and it is my hope that with new legislative leadership and a new face in the Governor’s mansion in 2018, we will enact revenue reform that allows schools like Shawnee Mission to continue to excel.
September 24th – Overland Park Fall Festival Parade
We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for the Overland Park Fall Festival. We had a good turnout for marchers in the parade and we handed out candy and met lots of new voters. My thanks to my family and volunteers for putting their lives on hold to help me walk, and to Kevin Yoder’s team for showing us the ropes!
Upcoming Events
 October 15th – Skubal for Senate Listening Session,
10am @ Corner Bakery

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