Press Releases

Faust-Goudeau: Governor Kelly right to make changes that provide real hope to Kansans (OpEd)

The following editorial is attributed to Senator Oletha Faust-Goudeau, D-Wichita: I applaud Governor Kelly, alongside her administration, for their unwavering commitment to every Kansan. Since day one, they have worked hard to do what’s best for Kansans and their families. Governing is hard enough but cleaning up the mess left behind by Brownback and Colyer […]

Hensley: Hawkins, Schmidt defend Brownback/Colyer policies ripping apart Kansas families (OpEd)

The following Op-Ed is attributed to Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley:  House Majority Leader Dan Hawkins and Attorney General Derek Schmidt are defending reckless Brownback/Colyer policies that have done nothing but rip apart Kansas families. All the while Governor Kelly’s administration is working to keep families together and help Kansans find jobs. Temporary Assistance for […]

Hensley names new Chief of Staff

TOPEKA – Senate Democratic Leader Anthony Hensley announced today that Kerry Gooch will become his new Chief of Staff. Kerry Gooch served as Executive Director of the Kansas Democratic Party from 2015 to 2017.  Most recently, he was campaign manager for the Paul Davis congressional campaign.  Gooch is a graduate of Kansas State University.  He replaces […]

RELEASE: Bryan Hoffman files to run for Senate District 13

MULBERRY – Lifelong resident of Southeast Kansas, Bryan Hoffman, filed Friday with the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office for the Senate’s 13th District, which includes Cherokee and Crawford counties along with portions of Bourbon and Labette counties. “I am an average, hardworking Kansan with a career building roads, bridges, and sidewalks,” said Hoffman. “Southeast Kansas […]

RELEASE: Don McGuire announces plan to run against Sen. Jim Denning

TOPEKA – Don McGuire, of Overland Park, announced today that he will run against Sen. Jim Denning in 2020 to represent the 8th Senate District, which includes a portion of Johnson County. “Senator Denning’s loyalty to Gov. Brownback prevents him from doing the right thing and has proven he was willing to say anything to win […]