Olathe is a vibrant, growing, values-oriented community, with a
proud tradition of being a great place to raise a family and start
a business. These values of hard work and family shape a state
and serve as a model for the nation. It is through those values we
enjoy a high quality of life and a bright future for our kids and our
grandkids. A future worth protecting.
Here is what I am working on in Topeka:
Real Values at Work, Helping Real People
A true helping hand is one that pulls people up, and shines
a path toward restored dignity. We enacted reforms to
break the cycle of dependency and get folks back on
their feet. The result so far: 13,000 Kansans newly out
of poverty, and taxpayers have saved $50 million.
K-12 EDUCATION REFORM
Committed to Putting our Students First
K-12 now receives record funding, Olathe: $358.2
million; Blue Valley: $313.3 million. Enacted reforms
will get dollars working directly in the classroom.
New budget adds funding and protects K-12 from the
governorís proposed cuts.
Effective Leadership for Efficient Management
I championed an efficiency audit of state operations,
finding an immediate $150 million savings, and
potentially $2 billion over the next five years Ė just by
operating smarter. To me, itís not only smart, but also
good stewardship of resources and respecting our Kansas taxpayers.
E-mail Ron at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topeka Office Information
Phone: 785 296-5481 (January - May)
Chair, Legislative Budget Committee
2015 Special Committee on K-12 Student Success
2013 Special Committee on Education