Saturday, July 7, 2012

KNEA endorses Wyandotte County Democratic candidates


The Kansas National Education Association has endorsed several candidates in Wyandotte County - and it's a Democratic sweep.

Kansas Sen. David Haley and Kansas Sen. Kelly Kultala, both members of the Kansas Senate, received endorsements.

Pat Pettey, who's running for the Democratic nomination to take on Republican Kansas Sen. Chris Steineger, has received the KNEA's endorsement for the Kansas Senate race in District 6 .

Louis Riz, Mike Peterson, Tom Burroughs, Valdenia Winn, Broderick Henderson, Kathy Wolfe Moore and Stan Frownfelter - Democrats currently serving in the Kansas House of Representatives - also received endorsements.

While all endorsed candidates from Wyandotte County fall on the Democratic side of the aisle, the KNEA also endorsed 42 Republicans to 56 Democrats state-wide.

“It’s not just our schools that will suffer if we don’t find the best policymakers,” KNEA Vice President Karen Godfrey told The Lawrence Journal-World. “Our roads and highways, public safety and vital services for seniors and those with disabilities are all at risk. We simply must elect legislators who are more interested in preserving our Kansas quality of life than in promoting a particular ideology."

The primary is in early August.