Businessman and independent Senate candidate Greg Orman today released his "All of Kansas" plan to support rural communities across Kansas during press conferences with supporters at farms outside of Newton and Lawrence.
"Kansas outside of the big cities is going through some difficult changes," Orman said. "It is becoming more and more difficult to attract young people, and population shifts are hurting long standing communities. But the truth is rural Kansas has some incredible strengths. We must support those to ensure that the rest of Kansas continues to offer an incredible quality of life and remain an amazing place to raise a family."
Orman's plan starts with his promise to work with both parties to continue the long tradition of support for a Farm Bill that keeps our agricultural economy strong, and goes on to ensure access to capital, access to cheap, abundant and renewable Kansas-produced wind energy and access to a strong rural health system.
"As Senator I will represent every Kansan in every community, " Orman said. "We must design economic development strategies that leverage these communities' strengths. In the Senate I will work to ensure that the institutions critical to rural Kansas are supported."
The plan includes:
Put Rural Kansas ahead of partisan politics.
Ensure support for critical access hospitals.
Support Kansas wind.
Ensure the rest of Kansas has access to broadband and fiber.
Support small businesses all over Kansas.