“Working Together for a Stronger Kansas” Reform Taxes in Kansas 

  • Kansas has the highest sales tax on food in the country. Brandon will push to reduce the sales tax on food in Kansas in 2023.
  • In order to create new jobs that pay a living wage, we must clean up the failed, Brownback disaster in Topeka.
    • Kansas needs a fair, balanced, and predictable tax structure that protects the middle class and working families.

...for Strong Public Schools

  • We have an obligation to constitutionally fund our public K-12 schools and equitably allocate those resources in Olathe Public Schools and the Shawnee Mission School District.
    • We must invest in tomorrow's leaders by ensuring all students are prepared to enter community colleges, technical and vocational schools, or four-year universities. 
  • Cuts to higher education have exceeded $100 million during the Brownback Administration. As your state representative, Brandon worked to restore funding for higher education, keeping tuition rates flat for two years in a row. We must invest in higher education by: 
    • Recruiting and educating university students who will become the future workforce of Kansas.
    • Attracting and retaining the strongest faculty talent who are dedicated to supporting students.
    • Empowering our students to engage in experiences beyond the classroom so they are prepared for meaningful careers. Provide Quality, Affordable Healthcare

  • We must expand Medicaid to the 150,000+ Kansans without insurance coverage.
    • The Kansas Legislature was only three votes short in overriding Gov. Brownback's veto of Medicaid expansion. The state has forfeited more than $4 billion by not expanding Medicaid and sending our tax dollars to states with expanded Medicaid. 
    • Expanding Kansans' access to affordable insurance coverage will result in less uncompensated care at our hospitals. Protect Reproductive Freedom

  • On August 2nd, 2022, District 108 voters decisively voted NO on the Legislature taking away your constitutional right to personal bodily autonomy, with 69% of the district voting NO and 31% of the district voting YES on the so-called "Value Them Both" Constitutional Amendment. 
    • Your healthcare decisions should be made by you, not politicians. 
    • I will continue to reject extremist attempts by the Legislature to ban abortion, even in the cases of rape, incest, or when the life of the pregnant person is at-risk. Create an Inclusive Kansas

  • Because all means all, Kansas must take necessary steps to make our state a place where people from all over want to live, work, and contribute to the local economy.
    • We need to implement a statewide non-discrimination act. Currently, LGBTQ+ Kansans can be fired from their job, denied housing or business, or bullied because of who they are.