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Dear Friend:

The June 1st filing deadline came and went, and my opponent is set in stone. Jeff Melcher is the best opponent I could have hoped for. His rubber stamp for Governor Brownback’s failed tax policies, cuts to services, usurpation of local control and his failed leadership I’m running to stop. His main contributors (besides his own hefty checkbook), are Wichita and KCMO billionaires, and they are sure to flood your mailboxes with twisted facts and lame excuses. If you want the mailers to stop, apply to vote at home. Your ballot will be in your mailbox by July 15 and once you turn it in, campaigns remove you from their mailing lists! 

We have walked thousands of doors in the last few weeks and if you haven’t seen me, you will soon. You have likely heard the legislature has been called back to Topeka to fix (again) the school funding formula. Keep an eye on our Senator’s votes and watch here for updates. and Stand Up Blue Valley also does a great job of myth-busting on their Facebook page. To be sure, the legislature has hard decisions to make next year, but spending three terms on the Overland Park City Council has been excellent training.

We don’t get better representation without YOU! I need you to get out and VOTE on August 2nd or before by mail ballot - reply to this email and I will send you a form to vote at home, or click here if you would rather print your own! Follow my campaign for updates by “liking” my Facebook page, “following” me on Twitter @JohnSkubal, or reading my new “Issues” page on www.JohnSkubal.com.   

Please do not hesitate to reply to this newsletter if you have comments, want to volunteer to make phone calls to your neighbors, or canvass your neighborhood. Click here to help me meet voters at their doors. I hope you’ll give me the opportunity to work to restore Kansas Common Sense to Topeka this August!

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

6/4/16 “Panther Parade” Walking Party in Steeplechase and Camden Woods
If you’d like to be a part of walking with myself and House candidates Joy Koesten and Jan Kessinger, fill out this survey for dates you can walk! We covered nearly an entire precinct and had great receptions in Steeplechase and Camden Woods. My thanks especially to my fellow Overland Park City Councilman, Paul Lyons, for walking with me!

3-term Overland Park Councilman John Skubal

Business Development Officer,
Kaw Valley Engineering
24-years, JCCC Director of Campus Services
2-years, KCK Public School Teacher

Senate District 11 Resources:

6/6/16 Overland Park City Council Meeting
It’s a good thing public service is my calling, because it keeps me very busy.  Monday night was Overland Park City Council’s meeting. There was above-average attendance given the docket. We’re beginning our budget deliberations – good practice for the budget debates to come when you send me to Topeka as your Senator!
6/5/16 “Falcon Flight” Walking Party in Nottingham Downs
 House candidate Jan Kessinger and I took our volunteers to Nottingham Downs for another stellar afternoon of knocking. We gave away several yard signs and got pictures with Dana Steinwart, a teacher at Blue Valley North who volunteered to walk with us!
6/7/16 Blue Valley Area Candidate Panel Discussion
Despite my opponent denouncing the Stand Up Blue Valley organization of parents and teachers as a “dark money organization” (those moms and dads, you really gotta watch out for them), we had excellent turnout at their candidate panel discussion; over 115 parents, teachers and STUDENTS in attendance!
It’s a shame my opponent refused to participate. Blue Valley area candidates fielded questions regarding the special session called by the governor, outlined our ideas for revenue reform, and met with the audience to garner support for our candidacies. My thanks to House candidates Jan Kessinger, Joy Koesten,  and Patty Markley for attending, Stand Up Blue Valley and Johnson County Educators for organizing, and BVHS Debate Coach Chris Riffer for moderating!
6/8/16 Interview with Ali Hoxie,
Channel 41 Action News

I met Ali through the Overland Park City Council; she is an excellent journalist. She interviewed me, Jan Kessinger and Joy Koesten on our campaign platforms, including Kansas’ current budget woes, and the constitutional duty of the legislature to fund public education. My opponent has stated, rather than funding education, there should be an amendment to the Kansas constitution prohibiting the Supreme Court from closing schools in the future. Our constitution is sound, and Mr. Melcher took an oath to uphold the constitution as it is, not how he wishes it would be.

6/7/16 New Public Safety Building Commissioning
Public safety is something we take very seriously in Overland Park and Leawood. This new joint Fire/Police Station in Overland Park will enable our officers and firemen to have quicker response times and live more comfortably on the job. My thanks to Mayor Gerlach for speaking at this event, and also for endorsing my campaign for Kansas Senate!


  

6/8/16 Overland Park Chamber of Commerce Wednesday Wake Up
Overland Park businesses know the Brownback/Melcher tax cuts aren’t helping bring jobs here. What brings jobs to Overland Park are our schools, roads, and friendly citizens! It was standing room only at The Mixx on Roe in Hawthorne Plaza.

6/8/16 American Public Works Association Update – Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King, Guest Speaker
I sit on the Board of the American Public Works Association. Kansas Secretary of Transportation Mike King visits us annually to give us an update on the progress of projects in Johnson County. While Mike had many good things to say about our transportation systems in the state of Kansas. I want to restore KDOT funding to its former levels. Kansas is down more than 3,700 construction jobs just since January of this year.

     

6/9/16 Meet and Greet at the Cohen home in Hallbrook
Over thirty supporters of Jan Kessinger and me showed up for a Meet and Greet in Hallbrook! Even Senator Melcher’s own neighbors are disgusted with his draconian cuts to public education and failed tax experiment. Jan Kessinger and I spoke on a broad range of topics, including education, the crumbling road system across the state, and why we chose to run for office. My thanks to the Cohens for opening their home to us!

   

6/11/16 Walking Party @ Leawood Middle School
The Skubal/Kessinger walking party team headed east to Oxford Hills, Verona Gardens, and Bradford Place in Leawood this Saturday. It was a hot day for knocking, but we accomplished more than we ever had thanks to our volunteers; three whole precincts! More great receptions at the doors!

   

6/11/16 Leawood Rotary 5K
I’m very blessed to work with some great people at Kaw Valley Engineering who believe in me and what I’m trying to do for our state. I had five coworkers sign up for the Leawood Rotary Club Annual 5K who agreed to wear my T-Shirts. They even fielded questions on my behalf! An added bonus was that they were all top 50 finishers!

6/12/16 “Stand Up and Walk” Walking Party
“Vote like a mom” was our motto for the day as we were joined by several members of Stand Up Blue Valley to help us knock doors! Joy Koesten was well-organized as always, and we managed to knock on a good number of doors. With the help of these moms and other voters like them, Joy and I will sweep Melcher and Lunn out of office in August!

6/13-6/17 Walking Parties in Overland Park
Every spare minute not spent knocking on doors and getting to know the constituents I hope to represent is a moment wasted. I was all over the district this week doing just that! Kansas is home to the best people in the country, and Johnson County is home to the best people in Kansas. Leawood and Overland Park are craving new leadership, and that’s what I hope to give them come the 2017 legislative session.

Upcoming Events

6/14/16 Leawood Chamber of Commerce Luncheon
6/18/16 Skubal for Senate Listening Session, 10 am, Corner Bakery at 6721 W 135th
6/18/16 “Skubal Shuffle” Walking Party @ Prairie Star Elementary
6/19/16 “Fathers Day Fun Run” in St. Andrew’s Place and Hilltop View

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments. I look forward to the opportunity to represent you in Topeka.

Councilman John Skubal
Candidate, Kansas Senate District 11
Serving Overland Park and Leawood
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