I believe public education is the foundation of our democracy, and the opportunity for all children to receive an education is among America's proudest achievements. I believe my desire to serve the United States was born in the public schools I attended. All public school employees and educators are serving their country, their society and deserve all the support they can get. Our children's futures, the future of Kansas and the future of the United States depend on our educators at all levels. As a State Representative, you can count on me to dedicate my time and effort to ensure a fair and equitable distribution of resources for K-12, the Regents universities, community colleges, and vocational and technical schools.