Whipple Files For Kansas House of Representatives

From Press Release on June 11, 2012

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Brandon Whipple files for Kansas House Race

WICHITA – Wichita resident Brandon Whipple today filed for the Kansas House of Representatives in the 96th District. Following the federal court’s release of redistricted election maps, the 96th House District now comprises much of southwest Wichita and has no incumbent.

Whipple was a candidate for the Kansas House 2010 and was endorsed by the Wichita Eagle. “Growing up as the son of a union carpenter, I learned the importance of hard work, honesty, and community. I will take these same values to Topeka and work every day to craft commonsense solutions that get Kansans back to work, protect our schools, and advocate for fair taxes.

“As the first person in my family to earn a college degree, I am strongly aware of the importance of education. Education is a pathway to economic security and the American dream. Unfortunately, Governor Brownback and conservative GOP legislators have put wealthy special interests and personal ideology before the future of Kansas and our students. Wichita has seen the direct impact of these misguided priorities – school closings, teacher layoffs, and struggling students”.

“Education is also acutely important for the economic prosperity of our community. Tax breaks and special treatment have failed to keep good jobs in Wichita. Instead, we need to help working families by supporting our public schools, keeping Kansas jobs inside our state’s borders by incentivizing investment in our small businesses, and strengthening job training programs that will help the unemployed find permanent employment.”

Brandon is a graduate of Wichita State University, having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from WSU. He and his wife Chelsea live in southwest Wichita. More information about the campaign can be found at http://www.WhippleForKansas.com, or by calling 316-290-9447.

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