What I Support

RIGHT TO LIFE

     I oppose abortion. I favor all measures to prohibit the destruction of babies, except when the mother’s life is in immediate danger.

FREE COMPETITIVE MARKETS

     They have made this country the richest nation on earth with the highest standard of living for Americans. I support a lean efficient government that resists over regulation and interference with commerce. I support policies that help small businesses succeed and create jobs.

THE SECOND AMENDMENT

     I am a strong supporter of the second amendment. I will be a vote for the rights of gun owners and I oppose federal interference.

INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR AUTISM

     I voted in favor of legislation to provide insurance for many children with autism.

TAXATION

     I support the policies of low taxes and limited government that is improving the Kansas economy and adding new jobs. I support elimination of the income tax in Kansas.

EDUCATION FUNDING

     I supported the addition of $129 million in state aid to public schools and increased local control, a policy sought by Johnson County schools for many years and won this year under conservative leadership. We have increased school spending every year I’ve been in the Legislature. This year school districts have added more than 600 teachers.

ENDING OBAMACARE

     I am against extending Medicaid through the Obamacare law because of the enormous cost to the state in future years and the burden it will place on Kansas taxpayers. I supported the Health Care Compact which if passed by the US Senate next year, will allow Kansas and other states to remove Obamacare at their discretion. 

PROTECTING RAPE VICTIMS

     The Legislature abolished the statute of limitations on the prosecution of rape cases.

School spending up, taxes down in Olathe

 Some naysayers said Kansas legislators couldn’t cut taxes and increase school spending at the same time. Well, they were wrong. In addition to cutting taxes, Republican conservatives have increase school spending every year that Sam Brownback has been governor.
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Economic Reforms in Kansas working for Olathe

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A Recent History of Kansas School Funding

Here’s what happened when a large influx of federal stimulus money was provided to the state for schools during the “Great Recession” and what happened when it went away.
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The Kansas Legislature Begins the 2015 Session

Keith takes the oath of office jan. 12

Rep. Keith Esau of Johnson County's 14th District took the oath of office Monday Jan. 12 as a state representative. The ceremony took place in the House chamber in Topeka. (Photo by Jim Sullinger Strategies LLC)

 

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