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Petty, Love Among KS Chamber Pro-Jobs Legislators
07/12/2013

The Kansas Chamber has released its 2013 Pro-Jobs Legislator list based on legislators’ support of sound business policy that strengthens our state’s economy and attracts jobs.

“This session the Legislature tackled many tough issues and tremendous progress was made in many areas that have made Kansas one of the most economically competitive states in the region,” said Kansas Chamber President and CEO Mike O’Neal. “The list of Pro-Jobs Legislators identifies lawmakers who voted at least 80 percent of the time to support a wide range of business issues and ensure the state’s economic health during the last session. The business community thanks these individuals for working to limit government and create jobs in Kansas.”

After each legislative session, the Kansas Chamber lists the business friendly lawmakers who voted in support of the tenets of free enterprise. The Pro-Jobs Legislator list focuses solely on the core business issues that impact the state’s economy. These issues range from initiatives aimed at creating a more business-friendly tax climate, containing healthcare costs, improving the legal climate, improving the workers compensation and unemployment compensation systems to promote a fair regulatory structure.

“Kansas businesses are working daily to keep their doors open and employees on the payroll. This legislative session Kansas moved forward with pro-business policies that help keep jobs in the state. The positive steps achieved this session would not have been possible without the efforts of pro-job legislators who understand the critical need for a healthy business climate,” added Kansas Chamber Chair of the Board of Directors Ivan Crossland, CEO of Crossland Construction in Columbus, Kansas.

Pro-Jobs Legislators in the Kansas Senate

  Steve Abrams   Mitch Holmes   Jeff Melcher
  Pat Apple   Mark Kahrs   Michael O’Donnell
  Tom Arpke   Dan Kerschen   Rob Olson
  Elaine Bowers   Jeff King   Ralph Ostmeyer
  Terry Bruce   Forrest Knox   Mary Pilcher Cook
  Jim Denning   Garrett Love   Larry Powell
  Les Donovan   Julia Lynn   Dennis Pyle
  Steve Fitzgerald   Ty Masterson   Greg Smith
          Susan Wagle


Pro-Jobs Legislators in the Kansas House of Representatives

  Stephen Alford   Amanda Grosserode   Les Osterman
  John Barker   Dan Hawkins   Virgil Peck
  Sue Boldra   Dennis Hedke   Reid Petty
  John Bradford   Phil Hermanson   Joshua Powell
  Rob Bruchman   Ron Highland   Richard Proehl
  Steven Brunk   Brett Hildabrand   J.R. Claeys
  Richard Carlson   Kyle Hoffman   Marty Read
  Will Carpenter   Mike Houser   Marc Rhoades
  Ward Cassidy   Jim Howell   Allan Rothlisberg
  Susan Concannon   Steve Huebert   John Rubin
  Ken Corbet   Mark Hutton   Ron Ryckman
  Travis Couture-Lovelady   Kasha Kelley   Ronald Ryckman
  David Crum   Jim Kelly   Scott Schwab
  Peter DeGraaf   Lance Kinzer   Sharon Schwartz
  Willie Dove   Marvin Kleeb   Joe Seiwert
  John Edmonds   Jerry Lunn   Clark Shultz
  Joe Edwards   Charles Macheers   Arlen Siegfreid
  Keith Esau   Peggy Mast   Gene Suellentrop
  John Ewy   Craig McPherson   Bill Sutton
  Shanti Gandhi   Kelly Meigs   Jack Thimesch
  Randy Garber   Ray Merrick   James Todd
  Mario Goico   Bob Montgomery   Jene Vickrey
  Ramon Gonzalez   Connie O’Brien   Troy Waymaster
          Brian Weber

* Please note that Rep. Siegfreid and Rep. Weber have given notice of retirement since the 2013 session.

 

© KS Chamber Press Release
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