After moving to Johnson County in 5th grade with my family, I have lived here continuously other than my time in college at the University of Kansas. After college, I have worked in public accounting and in corporate tax. I am married and have three sons, two in college and a senior in high school. My time is spent with family activities and serving the community through WaterOne, Scouting, church and various other service and community organizations. Thank you for your vote on Nov 5th!
Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and Accounting, University of Kansas; Certified Public Accountant licensed and permitted in Kansas and Missouri
Water District No. 1 of Johnson County – Board of Directors, 1991-1995, 2000-Present, Board Chairman, 1993-1995, 2005-2009; City of Prairie Village – Councilmember, 1998-2000; Boy Scouts of America – Troop Committee Chair – 2010-Present, Troop Assistant Scoutmaster – 2008-2010, Pack Committee Chair/Cubmaster/Den Leader – 2003-2012, District Committee 2015-Present, MOS Sachem; Prairie Village Lions Club/Overland Park Host Lions Club –
Member/Past President, 1991-Present; University of Kansas Alumni Association – Kansas City Chapter Board of Directors/Past President, 1994-2005; Shawnee Mission Theatre in the Park – Advisory Council, 1997-2003; various church and school volunteer positions; Committee on State Taxation – Past National Board Member/Past Board Chairman 1989-2016; Tax Executive Institute– Past Local Chapter Board Member/Past President, Past National State & Local Tax Committee Member 1995-2016; American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member 1989 – present; Leadership Kansas 1995; Leadership Northeast 1992
14617 Grandview Street
Overland Park, KS 66221
A high quality safe reliable water supply is very important to our community. WaterOne must use technology and a qualified staff to continuously improve our treatment and delivery of water to your homes. A current example is our construction of a new ozone water treatment process. Ozone is a powerful natural disinfectant and will offer more effective treatment for bacteria, viruses, pharmaceuticals, and taste and odor compounds in the source water. (https://www.waterone.org/community/project-updates/ozone-treatment-facilities) The Board approves projects like this to improve service for our current customers and plan for the future. WaterOne must maintain and replace infrastructure for our existing customers while being prepared for growth. We do this through long range planning for our customers. WaterOne must continue to ensure that we are financial stewards of our customers' resources committed to the affordability of water while also operating in a sustainable manner.
Johnson County is an incredible place to live and raise a family. It continues to win national rankings as a great place to live. One of the reasons people want to live here are the services available to our residents. One of these services is water.
During my time on the Board, I have learned much about water and what it takes to provide safe reliable water. As a Certified Public Accountant, I have been able to use my background to work with the other Board members and our highly qualified staff at the District to produce high quality water, maintain and replace the older water infrastructure, manage growth, provide the customer service you expect and operate in a sustainable manner while also having the lowest water cost in the metro area.
I ask for your vote on November 5th so I can continue to serve our community and ensure that WaterOne will meet your water needs now and in the future. Thank you!
For 27 years, I have been a family physician and I love the practice of medicine. I have treated and educated patients and families from pediatrics to geriatrics from urban centers to small rural communities in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. People all want the same thing - to live, love, and be healthy. I have worked for the largest for-profit hospital chain in America and I have worked for the smallest (1 provider) FQHC (Federally Qualified Health Clinic) in rural Oklahoma.
2007 MBA from Rockhurst University
1992 MD from Univ of Texas Medical School Houston
BA from Washington University in St Louis, Biology and Psychology
Currently precinct Leader in Johnson County, KS.
I have worked at 3 different FQHCs during my career, serving uninsured and underinsured patients.
Water is a family issue! Water is a physician’s issue! Water is everyone’s issue! Everything needs water for life. About 2/3 of the Earth’s surface is water but only about 1% of Earth’s water is surface water which we can consume. We need water for drinking, to produce food, for sanitation, for power, and many other purposes.
As in healthcare, education is critical. Water use and conservation is critical to human survival. More education and outreach to the Kansas City community about water use and conservation is number one on my list of initiatives. Educating WaterOne consumers about how to dispose of pharmaceutical products, so they don't end up in our water supply is the focus of my second initiative. A 2008 survey revealed that the 9 of the top 10 compounds in the US Drinking Water were pharmaceuticals.
And my third initiative is to focus on the importance of transparency about water issues in our area.
Please vote for Dr. Kraft for WaterOne on November 5th, 2019.
I was born and grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating high school in Tulsa, I attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri followed by Medical School in Houston, Texas at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. In 1993, I moved to Kansas City for my Family Medicine Residency program at Trinity Lutheran Hospital near downtown Kansas City and in 1995 became an Overland Park resident.
In my positions as a physician and medical director, I have participated in Hospital and Community Board Meetings with regularity.
Having women participating in meetings or organizations enhances the conversation. I believe it expands it and broadens the opportunities. Physicians at the table enlarge the dialog and female physicians enlarge it even more. We bring a knowledge base and community understanding to each encounter. Just look how more women in medicine have impacted medicine for the better.
Please vote for Dr. Kraft for WaterOne on November 5th, 2019.