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We build your planes. We construct your buildings. We process your mail.

We teach your children. We staff your call centers and maintenance shops.
We build America. We are union and we vote.

WORKING FAMILIES A Voter Guide for those who earn a

VOTE 2008 living. Produced by the Wichita /


Hutchinson Labor Federation of
Central Kansas, AFL-CIO
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Letter from Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation Judy Pierce


The 2008 election will likely be the most important election of our lifetime. When it comes to the issues that face working
families, never before has so much been at stake. Obviously we must work to elect a President and Congress that can not only
undo the damage caused in the last 8 years but carry forward a progressive agenda to protect workers rights, make health
insurance accessible to millions of uninsured Americans and insure millions of Americans, and protect our national security. At
the state level, we must elect candidates who will vote to raise our shamefully low state minimum wage, expand workers
compensation, fix our public schools, and restore fairness to our tax system. At the county level, we must ensure that any new
County Commissioners or Sheriff would support the right of county employees to form unions.

The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation represents over 30,000 union members, their families, and the unions to which they
belong. We are tasked with an awesome responsibility to screen hundreds of candidates for state and local races across the
seven counties we represent. We do not take this responsibility lightly. Many weeks of hard work went into researching,
surveying, interviewing, debating, and ultimately endorsing candidates.

We have assembled this voter guide to assist union members and any other voter who cares about the issues facing working
families in picking the right candidates this November. You can rest assured the candidates that the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor
Federation has endorsed are the best choice in that race to represent working families.

On your right you will see a table of contents to help you navigate the guide. First we discuss the National level candidates, and
get you familiar with the issues that will face the next President and Congress. Then we proceed to lay out in depth the issues
we face in Kansas, present our recommendations for Kansas Senate and House, and show you how the candidates stack up
on the issues. Finally, we turn our attention to the local level and which candidates for County Commissioner, Sheriff, Judge,
Board of Education, and District Attorney carry our endorsement.

At the end of the guide, we have summarized all the endorsements into a quick reference guide that you can cut out and take
with you to the polls.

To truly make a difference in this historical election, you need to do much more than vote. If you find a candidate that you like,
consider volunteering a couple hours or donating even a small amount. We have provided contact information for every
endorsement.

Finally, we ask that you consider helping out with our 2008 Labor Votes program. We
will be sending letters and making phone calls to union members to educate them on Page Table of Contents
what is at stake in this election and how they can help elect labor-friendly candidates. If 3 President
you can volunteer even a small amount of time, please contact our Executive Director,
Jake Lowen at 316-941-4061 or jakelowen@me.com. 3 Congress

I hope this guide assists you with the many choices you will have to make this 4 Kansas Senate
November. If we can be of any assistance please to do not hesitate to contact us.
6 Senate Survey Responses
Sincerely, 7 Kansas House

13 House Survey Responses

14 County and BOE races

16 Quick Reference Guide

Judy Pierce
President

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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President striking workers.” United States Senate Committee Roberts employees, against the
ensured there was no Davis-Bacon
Endorsed candidate: AFSCME President Endorsed candidate: serious investigation prevailing wage act, and
Barack Obama (D) Gerald McEntee, Jim Slattery (D) into how the to ban majority sign-up
chairman of the AFL- administration fixed the for union recognition.
CIO Political intelligence that took the
Committee, pledged to United States to war in State Senator Donald
“work our hearts out for Iraq or the fabricated Betts has demonstrated
Barack Obama.   documents used as leadership and a
Our program is going to evidence to do so. commitment to
be worker to worker and Because of all this we progressive values in
neighbor to neighbor. wholeheartedly endorse the Kansas legislature.
Weʼre ready to mobilize. Jim Slattery for the U.S.
Weʼre ready to rock and Senate. A Wichita native, state
roll. This country and Senator Donald Betts is
our people are ready for Kansas 4th a young man who
change.”  Congressional District overcame early
obstacles to become a
Says Electrical Workers CONTACT: Endorsed candidate: leader in the Kansas
CONTACT: (IBEW) President Edwin 785-232-6800 Donald Betts (D) legislature. In 2004
(866) 675-2008 Hill, “We want to www. slatteryforsenate.com Betts became the
www.barackobama.com engage our members youngest person ever
and all working people 2008 presents a unique elected to the Kansas
The AFL-CIO has on the need for action opportunity for Kansas Senate. He has served
endorsed Sen. Barack on the issues that make to elect a United States his state legislative
Obama (D-Ill.) for a difference in our daily Senator who will put the districts in both the
president. lives. It is time to move people before corporate Kansas House and
The AFL-CIO General beyond name calling interests. Jim Slattery Senate.
Board, which voted to and division so that our ably served in the
endorse Obama, country can take Kansas legislature and Therefore, the Wichita/
includes presidents of positive action on the the United Sates Hutchinson Labor
all 56 unions in the AFL- challenges we face.” Congress from 1983 to Federation endorses
CIO, as well as 1995 and received the Donald Betts for the US
Executive Council United Steelworkers endorsement of the Congress from the 4th
members and (USW) President Leo labor movement in each District.
representatives of state W. Gerard said, “Sen. of those elections. CONTACT:
and local federations, Obamaʼs plan to (316) 312-7777
trade departments and revitalize American Incumbent Senator Pat www.betts4congress.com
constituency groups. manufacturing and his Roberts has an
commitment to make extremely poor voting
Said AFL-CIO President workers the top priority record. In his Incumbent Fourth
John Sweeny, “Obama in any trade agreement Congressional career District Congressman
has vowed to fight for gives our members he has voted with Todd Tiahrt has an
working families and for hope that his election working families only 12 extremely poor voting
an economy that works will lead the country in a percent of the time and record, consistently
new direction thatʼs long only 26 voting against working
for all—and he has the
record to prove it. As a overdue, and inspire us percent in 2007. families and for flawed
to work as never before trade treaties that harm
church-based
community organizer, to secure his victory.” In 2007 Roberts voted American workers. In
Obama assisted those against increasing the his Congressional
minimum wage, against career he has voted
affected by closing steel
mills. As a state senator the Employee Free with working families
Choice Act, against only 10 percent of the
in Illinois, he sponsored
collective bargaining time and only 13
legislation to expand
rights for federal percent in 2007.
health care and protect
overtime pay. As a U.S. employees, against the
senator, Obama has Davis- Bacon prevailing In 2007 Tiahrt voted
earned a 98 percent wage act, and to ban against increasing the
majority sign-up for minimum wage, against
lifetime rating from the
union recognition. As the Employee Free
AFL-CIO. And all along,
heʼs marched on picket the chairman of the Choice Act, against
lines and rallied with Senate Intelligence collective bargaining
rights for federal

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The Kansas Senate Kansas Senate Kansas Senate Kansas Senate Kansas Senate
will present some District 16 District 25 District 26 District 28
unique opportunities
this year. In 2008 we Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
can continue to turn Peter DeVries (D) Jean Schodorf (R) Pam Frieden (D) Shala Perez (D)
the tide in favor of
working people.

The Wichita /
Hutchinson Labor
Federation has
surveyed, researched,
and interviewed all the
Kansas Senate races
and recommend the
candidates on the
following pages as the Occupation: Educator
best choice to represent
working families. Please CONTACT:
see page 6 for our 316-204-6549 Occupation: Social
endorsed candidateʼs elect.devries@live.com Occupation: Speech/ Worker Occupation: Law
stance on the issues. devriesforkansas.com Language Pathologist Enforcement
CONTACT:
No Endorsements: CONTACT: 316-259-7311 CONTACT:
As a house member, 316-259-0912 Pam@PamFrieden.com 316-518-8118
The Wichita / Republican challenger jschodorf@aol.com www.PamFrieden.com shala@perezforkansas.
Hutchinson Labor Ty Masterson has a com
Federation chose not to horrible voting record on Jean Schodorf has a Republican Challenger www.perezforkansas.co
endorse any candidate our issues and must not proven track record of Dick Kelsey was m
in the following KS be allowed to carry his supporting working unresponsive to our
Senate races: anti-labor agenda to the families. As a survey. He voted Incumbent Republican
Kansas Senate. In the Republican she has against raising the Mike Peterson was
District 27 last House Session, Ty shown a willingness to minimum wage in unresponsive to our
Contest between Masterson voted work with Democrats to Kansas in the last survey. Democratic
Incumbent Les against an amendment develop and pass House Session. Challenger Shala Perez
Donovan (R) and that would make the solutions to problems Democratic Challenger shows a willingness to
Melissa Flower (D). Misclassification of facing working families. Pam Frieden shows a be educated on our
workers a crime that willingness to be issues and would be a
would include a criminal educated on our issues solid representative for
penalty. As a union and would be a solid working families in the
member and educator representative for 28th.
Peter DeVries marks a working families in the
clear contrast and is the 26th.
clear choice for the 16th
Senate district.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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Kansas Senate Kansas Senate Kansas Senate Kansas Senate Kansas Senate
District 29 District 30 District 31 District 32 District 33

Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Oletha Faust-Goudeau Elizabeth Bishop (D) Gene Marsh (D) Greta Goodwin (D) Ruth Teichman (R)
(D)

Occupation: Occupation: ER Occupation: Legal Occupation: Banker/


Occupation: Retired
Photographer Physician Assistant Farmer
from non-profit work
CONTACT: CONTACT: CONTACT: CONTACT:
CONTACT:
316.652.9067 316-835-3435 620-221-9058 620-234-5159
(316) 841-5173
Oletha84th@aol.com gemmarsh@yahoo.com ggoodwin@ink.org rteichman@hughes.net
elizabeth@bishopfor
olethaforsenate.com
kansas.com
bishopforkansas.com
Incumbent Republican Greta Goodwin has a Ruth Tiechman has a
Carolyn McGinn was proven track record of proven track record of
As a house member, unresponsive to our supporting working supporting working
Incumbent Republican
Oletha Faust-Goudeau survey. Democratic families. She has families. As a
Susan Wagle was
was a proven leader for Challenger Gene Marsh worked with Republican she has
unresponsive to our
working families. In the shows a willingness to Republicans to develop shown a willingness to
survey. Democratic
last House session, she be educated on our and pass solutions to work with Democrats to
Challenger Elizabeth
voted correctly on all issues and would be a problems facing working develop and pass
Bishop shows a
critical labor votes. solid representative for families. solutions to problems
willingness to be
She presents a clear working families in the facing working families.
educated on our issues
choice to replace 31st
and would be a solid
Senator Donald Betts in
representative for
the 29th Senate district.
working families in the
30th.

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Kansas Senate
District 34
Survey Responses of Endorsed Senate Candidates
Endorsed candidate:
David Inskeep (D)

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16 Peter Devries                
25 Jean Schodorf                
26 Pam Frieden                
28 Shala Perez                
29 Oletha Faust- We did not send a survey due to an early endorsement
Occupation: Banker Goudeau

CONTACT:
620-665-7655
30 Elizabeth Bishop                
daveinskeep@
sbcglobal.net 31 Gene Marsh                
daveinskeep.com
32 Greta Goodwin Endorsement based on voting record.
David Inskeep is
running an extremely 33 Ruth Teichman Endorsement based on voting record.
competitive campaign to
replace incumbent Terry 34 David Inskeeep                
Bruce. David possesses
a strong knowledge of
the issues facing
= supports our position = unsure / no response = opposes our position
working families and is
a solid choice to
represent the 34th.

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The Kansas House House District 72 House District 75 House District 78 House District 79
presents the best
opportunity to win Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
critical seats and Tom Adrian (D) Sarah Johnston (D) Ed Trimmer (D) Gene Burr (D)
advance an agenda
that will help working
families.

The Wichita /
Hutchinson Labor
Federation has
surveyed, researched,
and interviewed all the
Kansas House races
and recommend the
candidates on the
following pages as the
best choice to represent Occupation: Attorney
working families. Please Occupation: Physician
see page 13 for our CONTACT: Occupation: Retired Occupation: Retired
endorsed candidateʼs 316-323-7897 CONTACT: Educator school administrator
stance on the issues. info@adrianforstaterep.com 316-377-6313
www.adrianforstaterep.com sarahj3@cox.net CONTACT: CONTACT:
No Endorsements: www.electjohnston.com 620-221-7146 620-442-5018
etrimmer@cox.net gene.burr@yahoo.com
The Wichita / In the 72nd Kansas www.members.cox.net/
Hutchinson Labor House district Sarah Johnston came etrimmer Democratic challenger
Federation chose not to Democratic challenger very close to unseating Gene Burr has an
endorse any candidate Tom Adrian is a clear incumbent challenger Incumbent Ed Trimmer excellent chance of
in the following KS pick over Republican John Grange (R) in the has a solid track record unseating Republican
House races: incumbent Marc last election. With of voting to support incumbent Kasha
Rhodes who did not Grangeʼs disappointing working families. He Kelley. Kelley has an
District 70, 77, 83, 94, return our survey. The voting record on many voted correctly on all abysmal voting record
100, and 104 incumbent has voted issues including critical votes to on issues concerning
against raising the State Minimum Wage, Sarah organized labor in the working families and
Minimum Wage and an Johnston is the clear 2008 House Session. Burr would make a
amendment that would pick in this district. This includes a raise in welcome replacement in
provide for a criminal Minimum Wage and for this strong union district.
penalty for Workers Compensation. Incumbent Kasha Kelley
Misclassification of We believe that he will voted against an
Workers. Tom has continue to do a good amendment to fund
clearly demonstrated an job in the next public education for a
understanding of the legislative session. 4th year, extending the
needs of working Republican challenger 3 year school finance
families and will better John Whittington did not plan.
represent our needs in return our survey.
this district.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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House District 80 House District 81 House District 82 House District 84 House District 85

Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Vincent Wetta (D) Mark Hardison (D) Anita Hafner (D) Gail Finney (D) Billie Knighton (D)

Occupation: Ruminant Occupation: Retired

Occupation: Retired Consultant Occupation: Marketing


CONTACT: Consultant Occupation: Social
Railroad Engineer 316-788-4570 Worker
CONTACT:
316-777-4894 aghafner@cox.net CONTACT:
CONTACT: AnitaHafnerForHouse.com CONTACT:
620-326-5205 mark@markhardison.com 316.689.8113
gafinney5@yahoo.com 316-258-8436
vmwetta@sutv.com billie.knighton@gmail.com
www.gailfinney.com
Incumbent Republican www.billieknighton.com
Incumbent Vincent Don Myers was
For many years labor Gail Finney is
Wetta has a solid track unresponsive to our
had a friend in Ted unopposed in the
record of voting to survey. Democratic Incumbent Republican
Powers (R) who held general election and
support working Challenger Anita Hafner Steve Brunk was
this seat. After he would make a good
families. We believe shows a willingness to unresponsive to our
passed away last year representative for
that he will continue to be educated on our survey. The incumbent
we now have an open working families in the
do a good job in the issues and could be a voted against raising
seat contest. Democrat 84th district.
next legislative session. solid representative for the Minimum Wage in
Mark Hardison has
Wetta is unopposed in working families in the Kansas. Democratic
shown a deep
the general election. 82nd. Incumbent Don Challenger Billie
understanding of labor
He voted correctly on all Myers voted against a Knighton shows a
issues and has the
critical labor votes in the Workers Compensation willingness to be
leadership necessary to
2008 House Session. bill that would help educated on our issues
hold this seat.
workers get disability and could be a solid
benefits. representative for
working families in the
85th.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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House District 86 House District 87 House District 88 House District 89 House District 90

Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Judy Loganbill (D) Raj Goyle(D) Jim Ward (D) Melody McCray-Miller Jacque Davis (D)
(D)

Occupation: Building
Aide, USD 262

Occupation: Teacher Occupation: WSU Occupation: Attorney CONTACT:


Lecturer and Attorney Occupation: Small 316-755-9122
CONTACT: CONTACT: Business Owner davis.jaque@gmail.com
316-683-7382 CONTACT: (316) 683-3609
JudithLoganbill@msn.com 316-681-8133 jwardks88@gmail.com CONTACT:
raj@rajforkansas.com jimwardforkansas.org 316-744-7516 Incumbent Steve
Incumbent Democrat www.rajforkansas.com melody@southwind.net Huebert has a poor
Judy Loganbill is an voting record on labor
educator and union Incumbent Democratic Incumbent Democrat Incumbent Democrat issues and did not
member. She voted Raj Goyle has achieved and Assistant House Melody McCray-Miller is return our survey. He
correctly in all critical more in his first term in Minority Leader, Jim unopposed in the voted against all critical
votes for organized Topeka than many do in Ward is a proven leader general election, but votes that would impact
labor in the 2008 House a career. He has gained on issues of health has a proven track labor in the 2008 House
Session. She has a a reputation as a “rising care, jobs, and many record that shows she Session. Democratic
proven track record of star” in the Democratic others affecting working understands the issues Challenger Jaque Davis
representing the 86th party and we can families. He voted affecting Kanas working shows a willingness to
district and is a leader expect to see big things correctly on all families. She voted be educated on our
on issues of education from him. Fortunately important votes that 100% of the time with issues and could be a
and workers rights. he has a proven voting would impact labor in important labor issues solid representative for
record in support of the 2008 House in the last House working families in the
working families. Session. Jim is one of Session. 90th.
Neither Raj or his the most effective
opponent returned our advocates we have in
surveys, but Raj Goyle Kansas and deserves
is the clear choice in our endorsement.
this district.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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House District 91 House District 92 House District 93 House District 95 House District 96

Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Jinna Jeffery (D) Nile Dillmore (D) Joann Keiter (D) Tom Sawyer (D) Terry McLachlan (D)

Occupation: Nurse
Occupation: Retired
CONTACT: school administrator
316-838-9526 Occupation: Occupation: Occupation: Retired
jinnajeffery@yahoo.com Development Specialist CONTACT: Accountant Boeing employee
at a Credit Union 316-258-3997
jkeiter@cox.net CONTACT: CONTACT:
Incumbent Brenda CONTACT: www.jeannkeiterforhouse. 316-265-7096 316-619-7879
Landwehr has a poor 316-264-2988 org tom@ mclachlan@house.state.ks.us
voting record on labor repdillmore@cox.net
tomsawyer2wayradios.com www.terrymc96.com
tomsawyerforkansas.com
issues and did not www.niledillmore.com
return our survey. The In this open seat
incumbent voted Incumbent Nile Dillmore contest, Democrat Terry McLachlan has
Tom Sawyer is a proven been a strong supporter
against raising the has a strong voting Joann Keiter has the leader with many years of working families in
Kansas Minimum Wage. record in support of experience and the of experience in the KS his first term as office.
As a leading working families and passion to be a great legislature. He voted As a union member,
conservative Landwehr deserves our representative in the correctly on all critical Terry understands labor
often votes to erode endorsement. He voted 93rd district. Republican votes to organized issues and will continue
worker protections. for with labor on all the challenger Dan labor. He is a clear to be a strong advocate
Democratic Challenger important votes in the Kerschen did not return choice over challenger for wages, health care,
Jinna Jeffery is the clear 2008 House Session. our survey. Benny Boman who did and labor issues. He
choice in the 91st. not return our survey. voted correctly on all
votes that are critical to
labor in the 2008 House
Session.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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House District 97 House District 98 House District 99 House District 101 House District 102

Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Dale Swenson (R) Geraldine Flaharty (D) Cheryl McFarthing (D) Mark Treaster (D) Janice Pauls (D)

Occupation: Retired
USD 259 principal
Occupation: Retired Occupation: Retired Occupation: Owner- Occupation: Attorney
Boeing employee Teacher CONTACT: Rainbow International
316-733-9140 CONTACT:
CONTACT: CONTACT: cmcfarthing@cox.net CONTACT: 620-663-8961
316-304-7257 316-524-8039 www.mcfarthing4kansas 620-665-8151 janpauls@sbcglobal.net
dale.swenson@gmail.com flaharty98@sbcglobal.net marktreaster@southwind.net
house.com
Dale Swenson has a
Incumbent Democrat In this open seat
proven track record of Geraldine Flaharty is Incumbent Mark Incumbent Jan Pauls
supporting working contest, Retired USD Treaster has a strong
unopposed in the 259 principal Cheryl has a strong voting
families. As a general election, but voting record in support record in support of
Republican he has McFarthing represents of working families and
has a proven track a better choice than labor and is unopposed
shown a willingness to record that shows she deserves our in the general election.
work with Democrats to Aaron Jack who did not endorsement. He voted
understands the issues return our survey. She voted for all
develop and pass affecting Kanas working correctly on all 2008 important organized
innovative solutions to families. In the last votes that were labor issues in the 2008
working problems. He House Session, she important to organized House Session.
brings an impressive voted for labor on all labor.
intellect and is critical votes.
considered a national
leader in developing
progressive policy.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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House District 103 House District 105 House District 113 House District 116

Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:


Delia Garcia (D) Derek White (D) Mike Laudick (D) Dennis McKinney (D)

Occupation: Teacher/
Counselor at a Juvenile
Corrections facility

CONTACT:
Occupation: 316-371-9323 CONTACT: Occupation: Farmer
Consultant derik.white82@yahoo.com 620-257-2240
dmlaudick@cox.net CONTACT:
CONTACT: 620-723-2129
316-209-8106 Incumbent Republican dmckinney612@sbcglobal.net
reelectdeliagarcia@ Jason Watkins was Incumbent Republican
yahoo.com Incumbent House
unresponsive to our Bob Bethell was
www.deliagarcia.com unresponsive to our minority leader Dennis
survey. The incumbent
did not vote for an survey. Bob Bethell McKinney is a strong
amendment that would voted against raising leader and has a solid
Incumbent Delia Garcia the Kansas Minimum track record of voting to
make the
has a strong voting Wage in the 2008 support working
Misclassification of
record in support of House Session. families. We believe
Workers a criminal
labor and is unopposed Democratic Challenger that he will continue to
penalty. Democratic
in the general election. Mike Laudick shows a do a good job in the
Challenger Derek White
She voted correctly on willingness to be next legislative session.
shows a willingness to
all critical votes for labor educated on our issues McKinney is unopposed
be educated on our
in the last House and could be a solid in the general election.
issues and could be a
Session. representative for
solid representative for
working families in the working families in the
105th. 113th.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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72 Tom Adrian                
75 Sarah Johnston                
78 Ed Trimmer                
79 Gene Burr                
80 Vincent Wetta                
81 Mark Hardison                
82 Anita Hafner                
84 Gail Finney Was not sent a survey because she is unopposed.

85 Billie Knighton                
86 Judy Loganbill                
87 Raj Goyle Endorsement based on voting record.

88 Jim Ward                
89 Melody McCray-Miller Was not sent a survey because she is unopposed.

90 Jacque Davis                
91 Jinna Jeffery                
92 Nile Dillmore                
93 Joann Keiter                
95 Tom Sawyer                
96 Terry McLachlan                
97 Dale Swenson                
98 Geraldine Flaharty                
99 Cheryl McFarthing                
101 Mark Treaster                
102 Janice Pauls Was not sent a survey because she is unopposed.

103 Delia Garcia Was not sent a survey because she is unopposed.

105 Derek White                


113 Mike Laudick                
116 Dennis McKinney Was not sent a survey because he is unopposed.

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Not everything Sedgwick County 2nd Sedgwick County 3rd Sedgwick County Sedgwick County
happens in Topeka. Commission District Commission District Sheriff District Attorney
There are several
critical county and Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Board of Education NO ENDORSEMENT Marcey Gregory (D) Walt Kuykendall (D) Nola Foulston (D)
races too.
This is a very
The Wichita / disappointing race for
Hutchinson Labor working families.
Federation has Incumbent Democrat
surveyed, researched Tim Norton is running
and interviewed several for re-election against
of the county races in Republican challenger
Sedgwick, Reno, Craig Gabel. Tim Norton
Harvey, Sumner, Butler, had been previously
Kingman and Cowley endorsed by the
counties and Wichita / Hutchinson
recommend the Labor Federation but
candidates on the has failed to live up to
following pages as the the promises he made. Occupation: Current
Occupation: Small District Attorney
best choice to represent In 2004, Tim Norton Occupation: Retired
Business Owner /
working families. Where signed our “Right to WPD, Substitute
Mayor of Goddard
a race is excluded from Organize” pledge and teacher for USD 259 CONTACT:
this guide, it can be then refused to stand up 316-383-7281
CONTACT: nola4da@cox.net
assumed that no- for Sedgwick county CONTACT:
316-794-3554
endorsement was made workers when they 316-644-8702
run4g2@cox.net www.districtattorneynola
in that race. attempted to gain the wkuykendall@cox.net
right to form a union in www.callmewalt.com foulston.com
www.gregory4commissi
2007. Unfortunately
oner.com/
neither Norton or his
While DAʼs cant
challenger returned our In the race for Sedgwick
Marcey Gregory is vying advocate for union
surveys or letters and county Sheriff we felt
for the 2nd county issues specifically, we
we can not offer an strongly that both
commission seat, have found Foulston to
endorsement in this Robert Hinshaw and
currently held by be candidate most likely
race. Walt Kuykendall had the
Republican Tom to run the office
Winters. Winters lost in experience and
leadership necessary to effectively and keep
the primary to arch- Sedgwick county
conservative Karl make a good sheriff.
Robert Hinshaw is the working families safe.
Peterjohn who will face
Gregory in November. current under-Sheriff
Marcey Gregory has and Walt Kuykendall is
proven to be an a lifelong member of the
effective leader as FOP. Both bring
mayor of Goddard and if decades of law
elected would turn the enforcement experience
tide of the county and we believe can help
commission in favor of to address the Sheriff
working families. departments poor
morale. In the end,
however, the decision
was made to endorse
Kuykendall because of
his willingness to sign
our “Right to Organize”
pledge without
modification.

WICHITA / HUTCHINSON LABOR FEDERATION www.ksworkbeat.org


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Harvey County Sheriff Board of Education, Sedgwick County


District 8 Judge, Division 14
Endorsed candidate:
Bruce Jolliff (R) Endorsed candidate: Endorsed candidate:
Walt Chappell (D) Rebecca Pilshaw (D)

Occupation: Judge
Federation Members:
Occupation: Instructor Occupation: Business American Postal Workers #735
CONTACT:
of Police, Kansas Law Owner Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers #2
316-841-2832
Enforcement Training Communication Workers #6402
rebeccapilshaw@yahoo.com
Center CONTACT: www.rebeccapilshaw.com International Association of Firefighters #135
316-838-7900 IAM&AW District 70
CONTACT: IAM&AW District 70 Retirees
316-253-5608 chappellhq@chappell4k Pilshaw is the current IAM&AW Learjet Bombardier L.L.639
blj1farm@dtnspeed.net sboe.com judge in this district, and IAM&AW #708
www.jolliff4sheriff.com www.chappell4ksboe.co despite some recent IAM&AW Raytheon #733
m negative publicity, we IAM&AW Cessna #774
find that she is the best IAM&AW Boeing #834
Bruce Jolliff has 24 Walt Chappell had choice to maintain IAM&AW Spirit L.L.839
years of experience in received our balance and impartiality IAM&AW #1992
Law Enforcement. We endorsement during a to this critical judgeship. IAM&AW York Industries #2799
feel that he is the best previous campaign for Unfortunately, the Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Hands #190
candidate for this race. Kansas legislature. He Sedgwick county judge International Brotherhood of Electrical #271
is now vying for the seats are being taken International Brotherhood of Electrical #661
State BOE 8th district over by very International Brotherhood of Electrical #1523
seat where he is the conservative judges Chemical Workers Union #188C
clear choice. He will who are eroding the Iron Workers #606
bring moderation and a rights of women and Kansas Association of Public Employees
strong commitment to workers through activist Laborers International Union #1290
education and rulings. Pilshaw is our National Association of Letter Carriers
enhancing vocational best hope to maintain Operating Engineers #101
education. He also fair and impartial Internatʼl Union of Painters and Allied Trades
wants to reduce the judgeship who will rule Plumbers & Pipe Fitters #441
drop out rate and on the facts, not her Service Employees International Union #513
decrease property ideology. Sheet Metal Workers International Union #29
taxes. SPEEA #2001
Sherwin Road Sprinkler Fitters #669
United Steel Workers of America #1350
United Steel Workers of America #13417
United Teachers of Wichita #725
AFL-CIO Union Label

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District Name District Name District Name


KANSAS HOUSE KANSAS SENATE COUNTY RACES
70 NONE 16 Peter DeVries Sedgwick 2nd co. commission NONE
72 Tom Adrian 25 Jean Schodorf Sedgwick 3rd co. commission Marcey Gregory
74 NONE 26 Pam Frieden Sedgwick county Clerk NONE
75 Sarah Johnston 27 NONE Sedgwick Sheriff Walt Kuykendall
77 NONE 28 Shala Perez Reno 2nd County Commission NONE
78 Ed Trimmer 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau Reno 3rd County Commission NONE
79 Gene Burr 30 Elizabeth Bishop Harvey Sheriff Bruce Jolliff
80 Vincent Wetta 31 Gene Marsh Butler 2nd County commission NONE
81 Mark Hardison 32 Greta Goodwin Butler 3rd County commission NONE
82 Anita Hafner 33 Ruth Teichman
83 NONE 34 David Inskeep OTHER
84 Gail Finney BOE District 8 Walt Chappell
85 Billie Knighton PRESIDENT BOE District 10 NONE
86 Judy Loganbill Barack Obama / Joe Biden Judge division 14 Rebecca Pilshaw
87 Raj Goyle District Attorney Nola Foulston
88 Jim Ward U.S. SENATE
89 Melody McCray-Miller Jim Slattery
90 Jacque Davis
91 Jinna Jeffery
92 Nile Dillmore
93 Joann Keiter
CONGRESS
Donald Betts, Jr WORKING
94 NONE
95 Tom Sawyer FAMILIES
VOTE 2008
96 Terry McLachlan
97 Dale Swenson
98 Geraldine Flaharty
99 Cheryl McFarthing
100 NONE The candidates endorsed in this guide have
101 Mark Treaster been researched, surveyed, and endorsed by
102 Janice Pauls the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation of
103 Delia Garcia Central Kansas AFL-CIO, and based on our
104 NONE non-partisan analysis are the best choice to
105 Derk White represent working families.
113 Mike Laudick
116 Dennis McKinney

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