Thursday, May 29, 2014

Paul Davis files for governor's election

KANSAS CITY, KAN. ----- Democrat Paul Davis has officially filed to run in this year's Governor's race in Kansas.

News Release:
Topeka – Vowing to restore commonsense leadership and the right priorities to the statehouse, Paul Davis and Jill Docking filed the necessary paperwork today to officially run for Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Kansas.

“Kansas has a long tradition of moderate, commonsense leadership – both Republicans and Democrats – solving the problems we face,” Davis said. “We share a commitment to our kids and their schools and an understanding that businesses have diverse needs to grow and create jobs. It’s time for Kansas to once again focus on the right priorities and restore our commitment to our future.”

Davis has a twelve-year record working across party lines and building coalitions to support Kansas schools, families and businesses in the state legislature. He announced his intention to run for governor last September and named Jill Docking as his running mate in October.

“Like so many Kansans, we’re profoundly troubled by the direction our state’s been heading over the past three years,” Docking said. “Because of the Brownback experiment, Kansas has a projected deficit of over a $1 billion within five years, is 45th in new business creation and our credit has been downgraded twice. It’s clear the experiment has failed.”

Docking has more than twenty years experience as a financial advisor and advocate for financial literacy. She also served as chair of the Kansas Board of Regents

“Kansans expect a governor who brings people from all political parties together to focus on the right priorities – great schools, fiscal responsibility, and economic growth that strengthens all Kansas communities,” William Kassebaum, campaign treasurer, said. “I served with Paul in the State House, and I respect his record on these issues and I know his priority as a leader: People before partisanship.”

Kassebaum became treasurer of the Davis for Kansas campaign in August 2013.

“Jill and I will continue to share our message of commonsense leadership and solutions across the state,” Davis said. “This campaign has grown into a statewide coalition focused on getting our state back on the right track.”