Rep. Carmichael is a lifelong Wichitan and has practiced law here for over 30 years.
He has served on the Governor’s Committee on Kansas Libraries under Governor Finney, and as Chair of the Kansas Human Rights Commission, and then as Chair of the Kansas Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training, under Governors Sebelius, Parkinson and Brownback.
As a lifelong Democrat, he has dedicated countless hours to building the party. In 2006, he established the “voter protection” poll monitoring program in Sedgwick County and was later asked by the Kansas Democratic Party to implement the program statewide.
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“As an elected official of the City of Valley center of two and half terms I have learned what it is like to be responsible for a city’s budget. I have had to make tough decisions on a lot of matters and my decisions get based on not what I personally think but on how my decision with affect the city over all. I had to vote both for and against items that I felt strongly about when I realized it was or was not good for the city as a whole.
What I have found is that be a non-partisan governing body we can have good honest debate about an item and I always listen to opposing views because I am only human and could be wrong. Conversation and debate are the best ways to solve issues in Government and I have held to that during my term.
It is with great pride that I am taking on the challenge of running for Kansas House because I have grown to love this state and my community and hate seeing what is happening.”
Elizabeth has lived in Kansas for 52 years and in Wichita for over 30 years. Prior to retirement, she worked primarily in government service. She served as a District Aide to Congressman Dan Glickman, as assistant director of the Sedgwick County Department on Aging, and on the staff of a former Wichita city manager.
“It would be an honor to represent District 87. The decisions of the Legislature impact a citizens standard of living on a daily basis. The negative effects of the Brownback administration and the Republican led congress have been devastating for the people in Kansas; we CANNOT continue down this path. My vision for Kansas will return our state to a place where ALL Kansans can prosper and be proud of their state.”
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“Since I retired from the military in 2008, I have dedicated my time to completing my Master’s in Nursing with an emphasis as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse with a concentration in Psychiatric Mental Health. For the last 4 years, I have instructed nursing students in the classroom and clinical setting. I believe in the goodness of people. What I have seen in medicine I think may also be happening in politics. There is so much information being thrown at people, it can be confusing. I have been passionate about education all my life and would like to take my brand of educating to Topeka. When people know better, they often do better.”
Representative Gail Finney is a Democrat serving in the Kansas House. She lives in Wichita, Kansas with her husband Jerrold and has three children and five grandchildren. In addition to her representative duties, Rep. Finney and her husband operate two businesses.
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“As a combat veteran and military leader, I know the meaning of service. When elected, I will serve you by bringing responsible leadership to Topeka and working to ensure the interests of all Kansans are represented. It is time to move forward with new ideas that address our problems. We must make the economy work for all Kansans, not just the wealthy.”