Liberal Native Edgar Pando Announces Candidacy for Kansas Senate District 38
Joe Denoyer - May 15, 2020 5:06 pm
Southwest Kansas native hopes to bring local priorities back into focus in Statehouse
Dodge City, KS, May 6, 2020 – Southwest Kansas native Edgar A. Pando has announced his candidacy for Kansas Senate District 38, which includes Clark, Ford, Gray, Meade, and Seward counties as well as the southern portion of Hodgeman County.
Pando has deep roots in the district. Born in Liberal and a graduate of Cimarron High, Pando is now a practicing attorney with the Kerbs Law Office in Dodge City, where he maintains a civil law practice and acts as an assistant attorney to a number of local government entities, including the cities of Cimarron and Jetmore, the County of Ford, and the local school district and community college. Pando received both his engineering and law degrees from the University of Kansas and has dedicated his legal career to public service. This campaign is the next step in serving his community and will focus on common sense solutions to problems facing rural communities. Pando hopes to combine his technical background with his legal knowledge to improve the agriculture economy, improve rural healthcare and education, and reform the state’s expensive and ineffective criminal justice system.
“A lot of people are exhausted from hyper-partisan politics and are hungry for change. I’m running to give the people of Southwest Kansas an alternative to business as usual. As a lifelong Kansan and political moderate, I’m ready to move past petty politics and get down to the business of solving the problems facing our community.”
Dan Love, the former Chief Judge of the 16th Judicial District, has joined Pando’s campaign as Treasurer. “Edgar is a very bright young man who can bring energy into a political scene that needs an overhaul. His recognition of the issues we face and desire to find solutions that actually benefit this district is what we need in Topeka,” Love said. Also among his advisors are former telecom executive and political independent Pat Morse. “With the current pandemic,” Morse said, “ it is now more apparent to me than ever that we need representation willing to bridge the partisan divide and represent the diverse interests of Southwest Kansas. The partisan battles in the capitol, especially in the State Senate, have only worked to alienate the rural districts at the expense of political posturing. I have experience working with a number of politicians through my work in government relations, and I believe Edgar is uniquely qualified to take on the challenge of representing this community.”
With regard to campaigning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Pando said, “The current pandemic has made campaigning difficult, but I plan to bring a 21st century approach to the problem by using technology to connect with voters. Any voter can schedule a Zoom video conference with me through my website where you can also find my phone number and email address. Now more than ever, it is essential that politicians hear from their constituents and understand the issues affecting them. I’m ready to listen.”
To learn more about Edgar’s campaign visit his www.edgarpandoforkansas.com