Born and raised in Lawrence, Ks. Wife Marilyn and I have one grown son Chris. Owner/President/Operator Amyx Barbershop 842 1/2 Mass. Lawrence, Kansas. I started my career at the shop in 1975.
1971 graduate Lawrence High School and graduated from Farrell Academy of Barbering 801 Walnut KCMO in 1975.
Lawrence City Commission 1983-88
Douglas County Commissioner 1988-93
Lawrence City Commission 2005-18
Mayor, City of Lawrence 6 terms
Chair, Douglas County Commission 2 terms
Kansas State Representative, 45th Dist. 2018-present
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Trustee 2017-18
Kansas State Board of Barbering 2 terms
1st United Methodist Church Trustee 2014-present
501 Lawrence Ave.
Lawrence, KS 66049
We need to work on the budget to address the shortfalls caused by the adverse economics of Covid-19. We need to make decisions that will be least harmful to the Kansas population. We need to address what cuts, if any, will help offset the loss of revenue.
I never would have supported the SAFE Act. The previous system worked for decades and I have yet to see a widespread documented need for change.
Access to adequate health care is a necessity for ALL Kansans. Rural areas are hardest struck when it comes to availability of health care. I would certainly be in favor of expanding Medicaid in Kansas; in fact, I worked during the past session to accomplish such. Our rural areas, as would others, would benefit greatly in assuring health care access. I have long advocated that we need to provide high speed internet to all areas of Kansas. With that, the statewide implementation of tele-medicine, which has already proven utilitarian during the Covid-19 crisis, could be a partial solution.
I have always been a supporter of hunter’s and collector’s rights. But I have a tremendous concern about the number of assault weapons on our streets. I believe we have been too lenient with gun laws. Guns do not belong in schools or on campuses.
Attempts have been made in the past to make substantive changes to procedures without success. But, somehow, people, regardless of affiliation, need to work together for the benefit of all Kansans.
Yes, almost anything in the name of transparency. Our state should not be ruled by one or two leaders dictating the debate of issues.
In short, no. Insofar as DCF is concerned, I look forward to Secretary Howard’s recommendations of priorities regarding the needs of DCF. The recent difficulties of the Departments of Labor and Education have illustrated the shortcomings of our technological funding. The difficulty will be in finding revenues during these hard times to alleviate those issues.
We can lead by example. We have to do everything we can to make people feel equity. Unfortunately, as much I wished it would happen now, it will not. If it took more than 70 years before the acceptance of a no-brainer like women’s suffrage, we can’t expect immediate change. But we can lead by determined education and enlightenment.
The elected people need to want to work together. Ideas need to be heard with respect and interest in doing what’s best for all Kansans. We need to follow the leadership of our famous Kansan President, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and work across the aisle to make Kansas an even better state
I would be in favor of such a proposition. It is the responsibility of the Legislature to redistrict without the partisan gerrymandering known to occur in the past. Additionally, we absolutely do not want a return to judicial redistricting, which has also occurred.