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Larry L. Campbell (N) Budget Director State of Kansas

Biographical Information

Personal Biography 35 years in the banking industry. First moved to Olathe in 1973 to attend MNU.
Education Masters from MNU in Business Management
Community/Public Service I’ve been on the Olathe City Council for around 20 years and a Kansas State Rep for 14 years.

1. What do you believe are the three critical projects or initiatives that will move your city/district forward?

1) safer neighborhoods 2) more transportation options 3) healthy business climate

2. What skills, expertise, or competencies qualify you for this position?

I’ve been in public service as a city councilman in Olathe for around 20 years. I was first elected in 1991. The Olathe Mil Levy back then was 42 mils, it’s about 24 mils today. I also served as a Kansas State Rep for 14 years. I accepted the position of Budget Director for the State of Kansas about a year and a half ago. Prior to that, I was in the banking industry for 35 years. I’ve also completed all course work toward my doctoral degree; Leadership Management. I have yet to complete my dissertation. I believe these are the skills and expertise needed for this position.

3. What specific actions should your city take or continue to insure affordable housing is available?

The city should continue expanding the number of available units held in the Olathe Housing Authority. A report/study on available housing units is currently underway and should give us better data to know if we’re lagging in that area, or meeting demand.

4. Shawnee, Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park candidates: Should your city adopt a non-discrimination ordinance that provides legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals?

Yes

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Colby White (N) Self employed

Biographical Information

Personal Biography Father of a 16 year old daughter. Married for 20 years. Loves animals.
Campaign Email colby4olathe@gmail.com
Education Bachelors in Computer Information Systems Associates in Food & Beverage Management
Address 15012 S ROXBURGHE ST Olathe KS, 66061
Web Site https://www.facebook.com/Colby4OlatheWard1/
CampaignPhone 81688984079
Champaign Phone (816) 898-4079

1. What do you believe are the three critical projects or initiatives that will move your city/district forward?

Adopt a non-discrimination ordinance that provides legal protections for LGBTQ individuals. Increased starting salaries for our police and teachers. Keep our property taxes in check. Keep our streets and parks beautiful.

2. What skills, expertise, or competencies qualify you for this position?

I have zero political experience and will be able to bring a fresh perspective to the table from the everyday working-person. I worked for 10 years in the restaurant industry, and 10 years in the IT industry. In 2017, I left to start my own business in e-commerce which I am still working in today. I am taking zero political contributions, I am beholden only to my constituents.

3. What specific actions should your city take or continue to insure affordable housing is available?

Look into providing tax incentives for lower cost (2-3 bedroom) housing. All you ever see being built nowadays are large 4+ bedroom homes. You need more options for young and first time home buyers that aren't 30-40+ years old.

4. Shawnee, Olathe, Lenexa, Overland Park candidates: Should your city adopt a non-discrimination ordinance that provides legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals?

Yes. It will be the first action I take. If the current council members agreed, there would already be one in place.