Kansas State Representative Pete DeGraaf has released his personal endorsements for Kansas statewide races and for races around the Wichita area.
DeGraaf is completing his first full term representing District 81 (Mulvane, Belle Plain, Clearwater, and surrounding areas) in the Kansas House. His most important committee assignment is Appropriations.
DeGraaf earns high marks on legislative ratings that reward conservative voting records, so voters looking for conservative candidates to support will want to consider his recommendations.
DeGraaf notes that this list is not inclusive, but focuses on those candidates who have primary election contests. He also said in his message that “Primaries are critical to getting the right people in office. People that I feel will provide the best chance we have of advancing a conservative biblical worldview — fiscally conservative, pro-life, pro-family, and anti-tax.”
He also recommends to “consider reviewing voting records and seeing what others conservatives are saying,” mentioning these sources in particular: Kansans for Life, Americans for Prosperity with its legislative scorecards, the Kansas Economic Freedom Index, and the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Following are DeGraaf’s endorsements:
Kansas Governor: Sam Brownback
United States Senate: Todd Tiahrt
United States Congress from the fourth district: Mike Pompeo
United States Congress from the first district: Tim Huelskamp
United States Congress from the second district: Dennis Pyle
Secretary of State: Kris Kobach
Kansas House of Representatives, District 67: Susan Mosier
Kansas House of Representatives, District 70: Cheryl Green
Kansas House of Representatives, District 80: Ellen Janoski
Kansas House of Representatives, District 82: Jim Howell
Kansas House of Representatives, District 83: Kyle Amos
Kansas House of Representatives, District 86: John Stevens
Kansas House of Representatives, District 87: Joseph Scapa
Kansas House of Representatives, District 94: Joe McLeland
Kansas House of Representatives, District 98: James Clendenin
Sumner County Commissioner: Steve Warner (620-488-3119)
Sedgwick County Commissioner: Chuck Warren (316-788-2757)