Monday evening, July 25, Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee (CWALAC) of Kansas held the first of several candidate forums for this election cycle. The focus for this forum was Shawnee County. All county candidates were invited to participate.
It was an outstanding time. The audience of 50 was clearly engaged. One of the attendees said afterwards, “I am pleased to be able to hear the candidates in person because signs and advertisements were not helpful. I wanted my vote to be an educated vote.”
CWALAC of Kansas State Director Barbara Saldivar was the emcee; Heritage Christian School teacher Al Riddle was the moderator; Pastor Doug Mingus of Northland Christians Church offered prayer, and the Christian Cadet Club presented the Colors.
Candidates participating were the following:
For County Commissioner – Kevin Cook (D) and Mike Sterbenz (D)
For Sheriff – Herman T. Jones (R) and Jerry Stanley (R)
For District Attorney – Mike Kagay (R) and Keen A. Umbher (R)
For Kansas Senate (District 20) – Joe Patton (R)
The questions asked were about abortion, religious freedom, sanctuary cities, the10th Amendment and the relationships between the police department and the community.
A special thank you to Phillis Setchell, Mike and Kathy Hall, Andy Saldivar, Keith and Denise Cochran who helped in various ways.
Be an effective voter!
- Stay tuned, we will update you as more candidate forums are put on the calendar.
- Go to our website to view the CWALAC of Kansas 2016 Primary Election Voter Guide.
- Let us know if you would like to assist in a candidate forum in your county.