Rep. Ken Rahjes Endorses Derek Schmidt

“It is with great pleasure that today I write to inform you of my endorsement of Derek Schmidt for Governor of Kansas. 

“Kansans are ready for our state’s comeback. Business owners, farmers, ranchers, and families all want to have hope again that our state can reach its full potential. 

“But I’m not just talking about Kansas emerging from the pandemic and getting back to normal… I’m talking about Kansas getting new leadership in the Governor’s office. I’m talking about Derek Schmidt.  

“Why? Well, for starters, he’s a real conservative… And not the “in-name-only” type, if you know what I mean. When the fights get hard, he doesn’t cave, and he’s proven that time and time again. 

“While it seems early to endorse, this race is so critical to the future of my family and others like yours, I believe it is time to support a candidate that is prepared like none other: Derek Schmidt.

“He’s a fierce defender of the unborn. As Attorney General he has seen attack after attack against pro-life laws, and he has vigorously stood for the unborn, arguing that no right to abortion exists under the Kansas Constitution. 

“He is solid in his belief that human life is a gift from God, and if we will ever stand for anything, we must first stand for life. 

“And our state’s farmers and ranchers? They can trust Derek to support them through thick and thin. He recognizes the importance of fostering new agricultural opportunities – on our farmland and on main street.

“But most importantly, Derek Schmidt shares our values – Kansas values. He served on and was chairman of the Agriculture Committee while he was in the Senate. Not only does he know the priorities of our farmers and ranchers, he’s championed them. 

“As Attorney General, Derek has already proven to Kansans that he’s up for the task. He has consistently risen to the occasion to defend the Sunflower State’s status as the greatest place to live, work, and raise a family. 

“We need Derek Schmidt to lead the great state of Kansas. I am proud to give him my full support.”