75 Kansas Republicans Endorse Dr. Barbara Bollier in U.S. Senate Race

75 Kansas Republicans Endorse Dr. Barbara Bollier in U.S. Senate Race

MISSION, KS — Dr. Barbara Bollier, candidate for U.S. Senate, announced that 75 current and former Republican elected officials and community leaders across the state of Kansas have endorsed her campaign. 

The announcement includes a new video featuring a group of endorsers, available here.

“It’s exciting to see how many Kansans are ready to put aside hyperpartisanship and political labels to come together and help the people of this great state,” said Dr. Barbara Bollier. “I am proud to be running a campaign that is unifying Kansans behind a commonsense vision of working together to expand access to affordable health care, fund our public schools, keep taxes low, and provide good jobs to our people. When we work together and listen to one another, we can achieve great things.”

“I’m a lifelong Republican farmer who was honored to serve as President of the Kansas Senate, and this November I will be supporting Dr. Bollier for U.S. Senate,” said former Kansas Senate President Stephen Morris of Hugoton. “I’m tired of partisan politics and division here in Kansas and in Washington. Barbara is a serious leader and independent thinker driven by faith and a commitment to our state. In the U.S. Senate, she will unite our country and be a voice of reason for the people of Kansas.”

“Western Kansas needs a leader willing to work across the aisle to get things done for our families,” said Senator Mary Jo Taylor of Stafford. “As a former school superintendent and current state senator, I’m making my decision by looking at who’s best for our schools, small towns, and rural communities. I’ve worked closely with Dr. Bollier, and know her well. She is the candidate for the US Senate who will focus on funding our schools, improving rural health care, and investing in rural broadband — not party politics. I’m proud to endorse her.”

“I am a Republican, but first and foremost, I am an American and a proud Kansan. Barbara’s commitment to service transcends party loyalty. Her convictions come from her faith and her belief in the people of Kansas.” said Rep. Jan Kessinger of Overland Park. “For anyone who knows her like I do, this is not a difficult choice: this November, I’m going to vote for the candidate that puts Kansas first, and that’s Dr. Barbara Bollier.”

The full list of endorsements are as follows (incumbents italicized): 

  1. Barbara Allen, KS Rep, Overland Park
  2. Jim Barnett, KS Senator, Emporia
  3. Ginger Barr, KS Rep, Auburn
  4. Steve Becker, KS Rep, Buhler
  5. Ken Bower, Mayor, Leavenworth
  6. Pete Brungardt, KS Senator, Salina
  7. Rob Chestnut, Mayor, Lawrence
  8. Rochelle Chronister, KS Rep & KS Republican Party Chair, Neodesha
  9. Pat Colloton, KS Rep, Leawood
  10. Barbara Craft, KS Rep, Junction City
  11. Val DeFever, KS State Board of Education, Independence
  12. Gary Denning, School Board, Salina
  13. Diana Dierks, KS Rep, Salina
  14. Brad Dillon, Mayor, Hutchinson
  15. David Drovetta, Mayor, Gardner
  16. Jane Eldredge, KS Senator, Lawrence 
  17. Roger Elliot, KS Rep, Wichita
  18. Tim Emert, KS Senate Majority Leader
  19. Ron Fox, KS Rep, Prairie Village
  20. Robert Frey, KS Senator & House Majority Leader, Liberal
  21. Linda Gallagher, KS Rep, Lenexa
  22. Crosby Gernon, Mayor, Hiawatha
  23. Mary Martha Good, KS Rep, El Dorado
  24. John Grange, KS Rep, El Dorado
  25. Kristin Gunn, Mayor, Salina
  26. Larry Hibbard, KS Rep, Toronto
  27. Stuart Hoffman, City Councilmember, Fairway
  28. Sue Harper Ice, GOP National Delegate, Newton
  29. Gail Jamison, School Board, Goddard
  30. Anita Judd Jenkins, KS Rep, Arkansas City
  31. Alice Ann Johnston, GOP National Delegate, Lawrence
  32. Don Johnston, GOP National Delegate, Lawrence
  33. Bill Kassebaum, KS Rep, Burdick
  34. Fred Kerr, KS Senate Majority Leader, Coats
  35. Jan Kessinger, KS Rep, Overland Park
  36. Audrey Langworthy, KS Senator, Prairie Village
  37. Carol Lehman, Mayor, Gardner
  38. Tony Liu, City Councilmember, Fairway
  39. Carol Rupe Linnens, KS State Board of Education, Wichita
  40. Fred Lorentz, KS Rep, Fredonia
  41. Jim Lowther, KS Rep
  42. Patty Markley, KS Rep, Overland Park
  43. Kevin McWhorter, School Board, Goddard
  44. R.H. Miller, KS House Speaker, Wellington
  45. Steve Morris, KS Senate President, Hugoton
  46. Tom Moxley, KS Rep, Council Grove
  47. Lana Oleen, KS Senate Majority Leader, Manhattan
  48. Donna Owens, City Councilmember, Overland Park
  49. Tim Owens, KS Senator, Overland Park
  50. Jo Ann Pottorff, KS Rep, Wichita
  51. Sandy Praeger, Insurance Commissioner, Lawrence
  52. Jill Quigley, KS Rep, Lenexa
  53. Charlie Roth, KS Rep, Salina
  54. Sonny Rundell, KS State Board of Education, Syracuse
  55. Alicia Salisbury, KS Senate Vice President
  56. Ellen Samuelson, KS Rep, Hesston
  57. Gary Sherrer, Lieutenant Governor, Overland Park
  58. John Skubal, KS Senator, Overland Park
  59. Tom Sloan, KS Rep, Lawrence
  60. Sydney Soderberg, Mayor, Salina
  61. Sheryl Spalding, KS Rep, Overland Park
  62. John Tacha, School Board, Lawrence
  63. Mary Jo Taylor, KS Senator, Stafford
  64. Ruth Teichman, KS Senator, Stafford
  65. Lee Thompson, US Attorney, Wichita
  66. Carolyn Tillotson, KS Senator, Leavenworth
  67. Susan Vondracek, School Board President, Dorrance
  68. John Vratil, KS Senate Vice President, Overland Park
  69. Joyce Warshaw, Mayor, Dodge City
  70. Maley Wilkins, School Board, Lawrence
  71. Wint Winter, KS Senator, Lawrence
  72. Ron Worley, KS Rep, Lenexa
  73. Bob Wunsch, KS Rep, Kingman
  74. Jim Yonally, KS Rep, Overland Park
  75. Cindy Yulich, School Board, Lawrence

This announcement follows recent polling that shows the race for U.S. Senate between Dr. Bollier and Congressman Marshall in a dead heat. Dr. Bollier maintains a fundraising advantage to the Congressman, raising $3.7 million last quarter, with $4.4 million cash on hand — more than any candidate running for state, local or federal office has raised in Kansas history.

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