Archive for Wednesday, July 26, 2000

Louis Klemp

July 26, 2000

Kansas Senate, Third District

What are the top three issues facing the state of Kansas, and how would you address them, if elected?

Continue the commitment to the comprehensive transportation plan. Maintain reasonable funding for schools. Explore increasing salaries for state correctional officers.

Should additional state funds be earmarked for the education of Kansas children in K-12? Explain your answer.

Yes, if needed. In the case of special education, it should be funded by the state and federal government.

What unique qualifications would you bring to the job of state senator?

I am the only candidate running who has had the experience and accomplishments in office: Eudora bridge; juvenile detention center; low-interest bonds for first-time homebuyers with no costs to the county; Justice Center; one-cent sales tax for the Justice Center and city projects; investment procedures adding thousands of dollars to the government revenue; eight years as a Leavenworth County commissioner.

What should be done at the state level to handle the effects of growth in northeast Kansas?

To convince the state that since we are becoming the bedroom for Wyandotte, Johnson and Douglas counties we need more help to get the people to work, starting with an access to Interstate 70; north-south road between Leavenworth and Tonganoxie; and a new bridge across the mighty Missouri to Kansas City International Airport.

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