The results from the primary came in quickly and decisively – it was a huge conservative sweep. If you ever questioned whether Kansas is conservative and whether people vote in primaries, Tuesday night should be your answer. You pushed back against the radical Leftists who are trying to turn our state into the next Colorado. You stood up and defeated candidates who haven’t supported your values on life or religious freedom.
And at Family Policy Alliance of Kansas, we’re especially grateful for your financial support that allowed us to engage directly in many of those races. You made possible our mailers, digital ad campaigns, and more. Thank you!
I was prepared for a long, drawn-out week, waiting for results. But by 10 PM Tuesday, the majority of the races had been called. Here are some highlights:
- Of our 18 endorsed candidates, 16 won – while another is in a race that’s still too close to call.
- All five Republicans who voted against Value Them Both have now either retired or were defeated.
- Both Statesmen Academy℠ alumni won their primaries by a landslide. Congrats to Eric Smith and Jesse Burris!
- While critical races still lie ahead in November, we now have promising prospects for clear, conservative majorities in the both the state House and Senate.
- Pro-life, pro-family candidates won decisive victories in the federal races where we endorsed. Kansas is now in prime position to help block AOC’s and Pelosi’s agenda in D.C.
I’m especially encouraged about the voters’ ousting of moderate Republicans who voted against Value Them Both. You showed that voting against life will not be tolerated in Kansas.
All five Republicans (four in the House and one in the Senate) who voted against Value Them Both will NOT be returning to Topeka. John Skubal was defeated in the Senate by Kellie Warren, who has been a pro-life warrior in the House. And Jan Kessinger – who blocked Value Them Both AND the Abortion Pill Reversal Bill in 2019 – was defeated by the pro-life grassroots champion, Jane Dirks.
Kansans are fed up with politicians who do not value life. This is an amazing victory that happened because we all worked together. Let’s keep working together to protect life and the family in November.
Primaries are hard on everyone. Let’s just say it. But now the primary is over. There are a lot of emotions that are wrapped in victories and defeats. My prayer is that whether your preferred candidate won or lost Tuesday night, we can all come together to help the pro-family, conservative nominees win in November. We have to push back against the Leftist agenda that is threatening our kids, our businesses, and our futures.
Congratulations to all those who prevailed Tuesday night. Now, on to November.
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy
P.S. Would you consider donating to Family Policy Alliance to help us to continue to engage in races with pro-family candidates?
We are less than two weeks away from the Kansas Primary Election.
You can vote in person or by mail by advance ballot from now until August 3rd.
If you don’t get a chance to vote before then, don’t forget to vote on August 4th!
If you need to know where to vote, visit the Secretary of State’s website to find your polling place.
If you need information on candidates, you can visit the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas election page.
Our friends at iVoterGuide have published a helpful resource that gathers information about candidates across Kansas. While I may not always agree with their rating of a particular candidate, they have included very relevant information for each candidate that I hope is helpful for you as you make your decision.
There are races in this primary election that will determine the direction of our state and our nation for many years to come. My prayer is that on the other side of this election we will have moved more towards a Kansas where life is cherished, religious freedom flourishes, God is honored, and families thrive!
Vote by August 4th!
Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy
What an election night. With your help, Family Policy Alliance of Kansas took a major step towards building a pro-family, pro-life, pro-freedom majority in the House of Representatives next year. Here’s what you accomplished:
We endorsed 49 candidates for the House of Representatives; 42 of them won their primary. (13 of 20 won contested primaries.)
Our team targeted five incumbent Republicans for defeat, primarily for voting against the Adoption Protection Act and other pro-family legislation. You helped defeat four of those five. Congratulations to Paul Waggoner, Will Carpenter, Chris Croft, and Bill Rhiley!
We targeted another four open seats in which the incumbent was retiring and a candidate who shares our values was facing a challenger who doesn’t. We helped win three of four. Congratulations to Renee Erickson, Charlotte Esau, and Wendy Bingesser!
We also saw our endorsed candidate for State Board of Education, Michelle Otte Dombrosky, Congressman Ron Estes, and State Treasurer Jake LaTurner win their races. Well done!
A friend asked me to give the election a grade, and I answered A-.
A- because several tremendous men and women put themselves on the line and came up just short. A debt of gratitude is owed to heroes like Ron Thacker, Kathy Martin, John Whitmer, Renee Slinkard, Londa Tindle, Robert D’Andrea, Clark Shultz, and others. The list of politicians who lost races is long and distinguished. We are likely to see these candidates again.
As a friend and I were discussing these results, he pointed out how strong our movement is when we work together. He’s right. I and the team at Family Policy Alliance play our part, but we can’t do it without you. We each have our role, and I couldn’t be prouder to work with every one of you.
We’re still awaiting the final tally in the race for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in what is one of the closest major races in American history. No matter who prevails, Family Policy Alliance of Kansas will start working to send them and the rest of our pro-family slate to the Capitol.
Thank you for voting! Thank you for walking and making calls. Thank you for supporting our efforts financially. Please stick with us as we turn our attention to November.
President and Executive Director