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Earlier this week The Kansas Chamber of Commerce targeted three State Senators from Johnson County for defeat in 2012. By name Senators Vratil, Owens and Huntington for not supporting the Kansas business community. A fairly bold step to fund Republican campaigns to defeat other republicans.

If you live in Johnson County, you know that Overland Park is the political power house and often attempts to control Topeka.  I should have said “has been”. Thangs aira changin round heer.

Recently managed by Mary Birch, controlled by Dick Bond and Ed Eilert, let’s look at how these Overland Park Chamber folks measure the performance of the County’s State Senators.  The chart below measures Senator votes aligned with the 2011 Overland Park Chamber’s position.  The higher the percentage the more aligned with the Overland Park Chamber.  I’ll be dog-gone!  It’s the same three, Vratil, Owens and Huntington.  Imagine that! http://www.opchamber.org/upload/file/2011-Voting-Record.pdf 

Maybe it’s not such a good thing to be part of the Bond, Eilert, Vratil, Birch and Rose alliance any more?

“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
 
Ken Dunwoody                                                                            GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                                         
One Nation
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3 Johnson County State Senators on Kansas Chamber Political Hit List

 
January 10, 2012 – Leave a Response

Three Johnson County Republican Kansas state senators, John Vratil of Leawood, Tim Owens of Overland Park and Terrie Huntington of Fairway are on the list for the Kansas Chamber of Commerce list of incumbents to be defeated.
That list also includes Senate President Steve Morris. Vratil is the Vice Chairman of the Senate.

According to the AP, The Kansas Chamber of Commerce’s political action committee is targeting eight incumbent state senators in Republican primaries this year, and one of the group’s officials said Tuesday the PAC raised more than $163,000 last year to help finance its efforts.

The Chamber PAC’s targets include Senate President Morris, of Hugoton. Republican conservatives have been upset with Morris and other senators over a host of issues, including taxes.

Jeff Glendening, the chamber’s vice president for political affairs, said the group hopes to replace the incumbents with “free market” challengers.

The chamber’s efforts are significant because the Senate represents the last major stronghold in state government for moderate Republicans. Gov. Sam Brownback has said he will stay out of primaries. His fellow conservatives believe ousting several incumbent senators will clear the last significant obstacles to anti-tax, small-government policies.

The Chamber PAC expected to file a report Tuesday with the secretary of state’s office detailing its activities for 2011. But Glendening confirmed details ahead of the filing, saying the report will show that the PAC raised more than $163,000 and spent about $112,000 last year, including maximum $1,000 contributions for challengers to eight incumbent GOP senators.

Glendening said the chamber is concerned about a lack of growth in the number of private sector jobs in Kansas and believes policies backed by Senate leaders are a major factor. All eight incumbents being targeted voted in 2010 to increase the state’s sales tax to help balance the budget.

“The strategy of Senate leadership clearly hasn’t worked, and it’s time for private sector growth in Kansas,” Glendening said in an interview.

Morris said he and other GOP senators have tried to take a balanced approach to dealing with the state’s past budget problems. He said the targeted senators have supported pro-business policies, such as phasing out the state’s corporate franchise tax, essentially a fee for the privilege of doing business in Kansas.

“You hear a lot of discussion about the rancor within the Republican Party, and to me, the most prominent reason for that rancor is these divisive primaries,” Morris said.

Glendening said the other incumbent GOP senators whose challengers received maximum contributions from the Chamber PAC are Pete Brungardt, of Salina; Carolyn McGinn, of Sedgwick; Vicki Schmidt, of Topeka; Jean Schodorf, of Wichita.

Vratil is Senate vice president, and McGinn is chairwoman of the budget-writing Ways and Means Committee. The other five also hold Senate chairmanships.

http://20poundsofheadlines.wordpress.com/2012/01/10/3-johnson-county-state-senators-on-kansas-chamber-political-hit-list/

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Nancy,
 
I believe you and Lloyd deserve an explanation for this “rumor” as it has now been drawn to your attention.
 
Following a presentation that I made this last week-end in central Kansas about Agenda 21 and ICLEI, off camera I was asked to comment about the Johnson County and Kansas State Republican Party. Off hand my basic response was:
 
* The purpose of the Party Chairperson is to support and disseminate the Party Platform.
 
* The Party Platform is “the ethical and moral beliefs” of the electorate majority of that Party.
 
* If the Party Platform is wrong, change it until then support it.
 
* The Party does not endorse candidates.
 
* Candidates endorse the Party Platform.
 
* When candidates differ from the Party Platform, that should be known and specifically acknowledged by the candidate. (If there are 10 planks it is unreasonable to believe 100% agreement, but not a later surprise!)
 
* From the Bond/Eilert/Vratil strategies implemented by puppet Mary Birch at the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, periodically the goals of The Chamber were measured against the voting results of State Legislators from Johnson County. http://www.opchamber.org/upload/file/2011-Voting-Record.pdf 
 
* The County and Kansas State Chairs’ job is simple, measure voting results as compared to the Party Platform and disseminate that information. Allow the electorate to influence and decide.
 
* The only evidence needed to defend my position is A) 2010 “Clean Sweep” all r’s deserve to win vs. B) The voting record of Vratil, Owens and Huntington which will again be supported in 2012 by Ronnie, Amanda, et al.
 
Do I want this job? Hell no! Will I serve if asked to meet these goals? Hell yes! Are there others that would do it better, only if I piss them off.
 
In a message dated 11/8/2011 1:52:28 P.M. Central Standard Time, NHanahan@aol.com writes:
Have heard that Ken Dunwoody is thinking of running for Jo.Co. Republican Party Chairman.

 
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
 
Ken Dunwoody                                                                     

                                                                                                   GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                                   
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com www.NOlathe.com http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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Since 2006 the House has attempted to over turn the 2004 statute requiring that illegal aliens residing in Kansas be allowed to pay in-state tuition to Kansas Universities. Since 2009 Senate REPUBLICAN Leadership has blocked the House Bill from the Senate floor. This current session HB-2006 was again blocked in committee. What was the in-tuition of JoCo Republican Senators on repealing in-state tuition in 2008? https://nolathe.net/2011/04/17/intuition-of-johnson-county-republican-senators/ 

District

Name

Party

Vote

7

Sen. Terrie Huntington (House)

republican

NO

8

Sen. Thomas Owens (House)

republican

NO

9

Sen. Julia Lynn

Republican

YES

10

Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook

Republican

No Office Held

11

Sen. John Vratil

republican

NO

23

Sen. Robert Olson (House)

Republican

YES

37

Sen. Raymond Merrick (House)

Republican

YES

 
 Non-partison County Commissioners that support funding for illegal immigrants remain Eilert, Allen, Lindstrom, Peterson, Hayden, Osterhaus and Ashcraft. https://nolathe.net/2011/08/13/which-side-do-you-stand-on-commissioners/ 
 
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
 
Ken Dunwoody                                                                       GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                                    
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com www.NOlathe.com http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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Immediately following the formation of the 2011 Johnson County Home Rule Charter Commission this was the posted address   CCM-CharterCommissionGroup@jocogov.org  to contact the Commissioners in whole.  Shortly after the first Public Hearing (March 29, 2011 and without a video recording) my access to this address became either disabled or blocked.  Since that date my individually addressed inquiries have remained unanswered.

Today September 4, 2011 this is a Public Notice in absence of one published by the Johnson County Home Rule Charter Commission:  (Of course I have no authority to do that, I just wanted to show that on August 15, 2011 The Commission has scheduled another Public Hearing for September 27, 2011 absent of any publically approved minutes to identify an agenda, topics to discuss or even Committees formed for future discussion.)

Meeting Date

Agenda

Minutes

2/07/2011

PDF

PDF

2/21/2011

PDF

PDF

3/07/2011 PDF PDF
3/21/2011 PDF PDF
3/29/2001 Public Hearing PDF PDF (Transcript)
4/04/2011 PDF PDF
4/18/2011 PDF PDF
5/02/2011 PDF PDF
5/16/2011 PDF PDF
6/06/2011 PDF PDF
6/20/2011 PDF PDF
7/04/2011 CANCELLED  
7/18/2011 PDF PDF
8/01/2011 PDF PDF
8/15/2011 PDF PDF
9/27/2011 Public Hearing PDF PDF

So now there is a Public Hearing for what?  Re-record what we said before? Act ignorantly before the Committees we don’t know of?  Not show up cuz we did not know?

Bernard.Bianchino@jocogov.org, Bob.Davis@jocogov.org, Bob.Wilhelm@jocogov.org, Chris.Iliff@jocogov.org, Clay.Barker@jocogov.org, Connie.Shidler@jocogov.org, Dwight.Sutherland@jocogov.org, Eric.Jenkins@jocogov.org, Frank.Taylor@jocogov.org, Glenn.Bonar@jocogov.org, Greg.Wolf@jocogov.org, Jean.Wise@jocogov.org, Jeffrey.Melcher@jocogov.org, Jim.O’Connell@jocogov.org, Melanie.Bacon@jocogov.org, Michael.Copeland@jocogov.org, Michael.Pirner@jocogov.org, Mike.Boehm@jocogov.org, Rick.Boeshaar@jocogov.org, Tracey.Osborne@jocogov.org

I encourage the readers to contact the above and ask for the agenda for the next Public Hearing scheduled for September 27,2011.

 
“Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Anyone Who Threatens It”
 
Ken Dunwoody                                                  GOD
Henpecked Acres                                                   
One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com www.NOlathe.com http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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“ We are driven by our JCRP mission: to ensure the election of all Republican candidates and be the “go to” resource for all things Republican for the people, candidates and elected officials in Johnson County.”  http://www.johnsoncountyrepublicanparty.com/ 

“We recognize that gun control only affects and penalizes law-abiding citizens, and that such proposals are ineffective at reducing violent crime.” http://www.johnsoncountyrepublicanparty.com/what-we-believe/Party%20Platform%202010.pdf 

During the 2007 session  http://www.votesmart.org/billtext/12675.pdf  HB 2528 ‘Conceal and Carry’ passed both Houses but was vetoed by the Governor.  On April 26 and 27 both Houses voted overwhelmingly to over-ride the veto.  Here are the ‘smoking guns’ in Johnson County (albeit concealed) on the over-ride vote.  NOTE: Chairman Metsker’s vote on this while in the House, who does he listen to?

 

District

Name

Party

Vote

 

JoCo Republicans

Chairman Ronnie Metsker (House)

republican

NO

 

7

Sen. Terrie Huntington  (House)

republican

NO

 

8

Sen. Thomas Owens  (House)

republican

NO

 

9

Sen. Julia Lynn

Republican

YES

 

10

Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook

Republican

No Office Held

 

11

Sen. John Vratil

republican

NO

 

23

Sen. Robert Olson  (House)

Republican

YES

 

37

Sen. Raymond Merrick  (House)

Republican

YES

 
“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.”  George Washington

Ken Dunwoody                                     
GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com  www.NOlathe.com   http://NOlathe.net http://NOjocoboco.net
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“ We are driven by our JCRP mission: to ensure the election of all Republican candidates and be the “go to” resource for all things Republican for the people, candidates and elected officials in Johnson County.”  http://www.johnsoncountyrepublicanparty.com/ 

Incentive programs to entice illegal immigrants to Kansas must be terminated. These programs include issuing of Driver’s Licenses to illegal aliens and the granting of in-state tuition to colleges and universities to illegal immigrants.”  http://www.johnsoncountyrepublicanparty.com/what-we-believe/Party%20Platform%202010.pdf 

Since 2006 the House has attempted to over turn the 2004 statute requiring that illegal aliens residing in Kansas be allowed to pay in-state tuition to Kansas Universities.  Since 2009 Senate Leadership has blocked the House Bill from the Senate floor.  This current session HB-2006 was again blocked in committee.  What was the in-tuition of JoCo Republican Senators on repealing in-state tuition in 2008?

District

Name

Party

Vote

7

Sen. Terrie Huntington  (House)

republican

NO

8

Sen. Thomas Owens  (House)

republican

NO

9

Sen. Julia Lynn

Republican

YES

10

Sen. Mary Pilcher-Cook

Republican

No Office Held

11

Sen. John Vratil

republican

NO

23

Sen. Robert Olson  (House)

Republican

YES

37

Sen. Raymond Merrick  (House)

Republican

YES

Johnson County Republicans-  Next time you party hardy for the party, schedule a wake for your platform.

“Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation. It is better be alone than in bad company.” 
 George Washington
 
Ken Dunwoody                                     GOD
Henpecked Acres 
                                  One Nation
14850 W. 159th St.
Olathe, Ks. 66062
(913)768-1603
kdunwoody2@aol.com   www.NOlathe.com   http://NOlathe.net  http://NOjocoboco.net
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