This week, I had the opportunity to meet with some great students and educators at Seaman High School in Topeka, and at the dedication of Baker University's Ivan L. Boyd Center for Collaborative Science Education in Baldwin City. I also toured the Rezolve Group's Student Financial Aid Services location in Lawrence, where we discussed ways to make college education a reality.
On Friday, I spoke to 200 freshman class members at Seaman about how my duties as a Kansas representative has too big parts: policy and constituent services, how spending 20 years as a Certified Public Accountant led me to my current position, and why it is important for students to pay attention to what is happening in politics. Unfortunately, the problems Washington is trying to solve today will have an impact on today's high school students. Each student is currently inheriting $50,000 in debt from our nation's irresponsible spending habits, and it is not fair. I support a plan to change this and get the budget to balance. We must tackle this problem today.