First there is the election.
Then the winner represents us in the 79th District in the Kansas House.
It is fine to talk about change and new blood. But for two years after the election what matters most is that the people of the district are well represented.
With his experience in the Legislature, Ed Trimmer is far and away the best-qualified candidate to do this. His opponent is an appealing person but she has no experience in dealing with public policy.
And she has shown little interest in it.
On the contrary Trimmer helped lead the effort to end the Brownback tax experiment. Our income taxes are no higher than they were in 1991, but state funding for education, highways, prisons and social services has been at least partially restored.
Trimmer’s amendment to tie school funding to inflation would have kept the state of Kansas out of court, if it had been accepted.
It makes sense to send Trimmer back to Topeka to help keep our state on a path towards balanced, bipartisan leadership. He has said he will not seek a higher position in his party beyond his present one of Minority Whip.
When you have an experienced, hard-working representative who stays in touch with the people of his district, keep him. Re-elect Trimmer to the 79th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.