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Kansas State House District 116

The Kansas House of Representatives is the lower house of the legislature of the U.S. state of Kansas. Composed of 125 state representatives from districts with roughly equal populations of at least 19,000, its members are responsible for crafting and voting on legislation, helping to create a state budget, and legislative oversight over state agencies.

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  • Kyle D. Hoffman
    (Rep)

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    Rick Roitman
    (Dem)

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With all of the issues facing Kansas brought about by the COVID-19 virus, what would be your first priority?

Would you support overturning the SAFE Act that was put into place creating barriers to voting by Kansans? What changes to Kansas election laws and voting systems would you support? Please explain why you would support those changes.

What is your position on expanding Medicaid? Why? What would you propose to ensure health care availability in rural areas?

What is your position on gun control and the issue of gun violence? What, if any, changes would you propose to current laws?

How can changes be made to current House and Senate rules that allow for Chamber Leaders to control Committee leadership?

Will you support changing the House and Senate rules to allow a transparent system for determining which proposed bills are heard, debated and voted on? If not, why not?

Issues with DCF and foster care, plus antiquated computer systems in the Departments of Labor and Education have made news. Do you feel that our current agencies are funded at a level that they can carry out their missions? If yes, what is the problem? If no, how can it be addressed?

How can Legislators address the issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Kansas?

In the current politically-polarized environment, how can Senators and Representatives work together to govern Kansas?

New legislative districts are drawn by the Legislature during the second year following the Census (2012, 2022, etc.) Would you vote in favor of an amendment that would create an impartial committee to draw the new legislative districts in Kansas?

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Personal Biography Roitman served 27 years in the US Navy. As a Navy Commander he has a proven record of disciplined leadership gained through positions of increasing responsibility. After retirement, he worked as a tax analyst for a financial services firm and as a math instructor at Cowley College. He has also coached high school basketball for 12 years.
Campaign Phone (620) 218-9025
Campaign Email rick@roitmanforkansas.com
Campaign Web Site http://roitmanforkansas.com
Education BA Mathematics, William Jewell College MBA, The George Washington University
Community/Public Service 12 years as boys basketball coach, Wellington HS.
Address 57 Westborough Rd Wellington, KS 67152
Access to healthcare is the most pressing matter for all Kansans. Medicaid (KanCare) expansion is the key to this access. According to Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, more than 150,000 Kansans currently fall into a health coverage gap. Medicaid expansion would create jobs and stimulate our economy. KanCare regulations are among the most restrictive in the nation.
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See first priority above.
The only, realistic, changes that I support are closing the gun show and private sale loophole thru universal background checks...these checks have the support of a majority of Republicans and NRA members.
Not familiar with House and Senate rules.
Yes...I especially oppose the gut and go (not sure that's the correct name) procedure.
I think these issues definitively illustrate the lack of adequate funding...a top to bottom analysis of the state's budget need to be done to identify where the shortfalls are and if there are surplus funds...this is a legacy of the grand Brownback tax experiment...lost revenues must be recovered...if a tax increase is needed to do this either raise the top rate or add another bracket.
A non-discrimination constitutional amendment needs to be passed to include race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, or sexual orientation..
With the current make-up of the Legislature Republicans don't need to work across the aisle to govern...until more moderate Republicans are elected, I don't see a solution to this polarization.
Absolutely.