Topeka, KS — Demonstrating a broad and deep base of support, seventeen Johnson County state representatives, all Republicans, today endorsed Pat Roberts for U.S. Senate in 2014 joining fellow Johnson County House leaders Speaker Ray Merrick and Judiciary Committee Chairman Lance Kinzer who endorsed Roberts last month.
  • Representative Rob Bruchman, Overland Park
  • Representative Larry Campbell, Olathe
  • Representative Stephanie Clayton, Overland Park
  • Representative Willie Dove, Bonner Springs
  • Representative Keith Esau, Olathe
  • Representative Mike Kiegerl, Olathe
  • Representative Marvin Kleeb, Overland Park
  • Representative Jerry Lunn, Overland Park
  • Representative Charles Macheers, Shawnee
  • Representative Craig McPherson, Overland Park
  • Representative Kelly Meigs, Lenexa
  • Representative Robert Montgomery, Olathe
  • Representative John Rubin, Shawnee
  • Representative Ron Ryckman, Jr., Olathe
  • Representative Scott Schwab, Olathe
  • Representative Bill Sutton, Gardner
  • Representative James Todd, Overland Park

Announcing his endorsement of Pat Roberts for Senate Representative John Rubin, the Chair of the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee, said, “Pat Roberts has steadfastly stood and tirelessly worked for the best interests of all Kansans. A principled and thoughtful conservative, Senator Roberts has led the way promoting traditional Kansas values of individual liberty, personal responsibility, free markets and entrepreneurship. He never stops fighting for responsible fiscal and economic policy, and strong families. I am proud to add my name to the long list of Kansans in and out of office who have enthusiastically endorsed Pat Roberts for  United States Senate in 2014." 

State Representative Ron Ryckman Jr. expressed his support for the Roberts Campaign saying, “Pat is in touch with Johnson County. He's always here. He listens to our voices and he represents them in Washington. Pat exemplifies what Kansas is all about. Hard work, Kansas values and a solid understanding of what government should, and more importantly, should not be doing. I am proud to give my full support of his 2014 Senate run."

Acknowledging the endorsements of these seventeen principled leaders from Johnson County, Senator Roberts said, “I want to thank these hardworking Johnson County state house leaders for their service to Kansas and for joining Team Roberts. I look forward to working alongside them over the next year to ensure another Republican Clean Sweep in 2014.”

Republicans from across the state have endorsed Roberts for Senate in 2014, including:

  • Senator Bob Dole
  • Governor Sam Brownback
  • Senator Jerry Moran
  • First District Congressman Tim Huelskamp
  • Second District Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins
  • Third District Congressman Kevin Yoder
  • Fourth District Congressman Mike Pompeo
  • Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
  • Secretary of State Kris Kobach
  • Attorney General Derek Schmidt
  • State Treasurer Ron Estes
  • Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle, Wichita
  • Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick, Stilwell
  • State Representative Lance Kinzer, Judiciary Committee Chairman
  • The Kansas State Rifle Association and KSRA President Patricia Stoneking
  • State Senate Vice-President Jeff King, Independence
  • State Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, Hutchinson
  • State Senator Pat Apple, Louisburg
  • State Senator Jim Denning, Overland Park
  • State Senator Julia Lynn, Olathe
  • State Senator Jeff Melcher, Leawood
  • State Senator Rob Olson, Olathe
  • State Senator Mary Pilcher-Cook, Shawnee
  • State Senator Greg Smith, Overland Park
  • State Senator Kay Wolf, Prairie Village
  • State Senator Ralph Ostmeyer, Grinnell
  • State Senator Garrett Love, Montezuma
  • State Senator Larry Powell, Garden City
  • State Senator Steve Abrams, Arkansas City
  • State Senator Les Donovan, Wichita
  • State Senator Dan Kerschen, Garden Plain
  • State Senator Ty Masterson, Andover
  • State Senator Carolyn McGinn, Sedgwick
  • State Senator Michael O’Donnell, Wichita
  • State Senator Mike Petersen, Wichita
  • State Senator Tom Arpke, Salina
  • State Senator Elaine Bowers, Concordia
  • State Senator Jay Emler, Lindsborg
  • State Senator Steve Fitzgerald, Leavenworth
  • State Senator Mitch Holmes, St. John
  • State Senator Forrest Knox, Altoona
  • State Senator Jake LaTurner, Pittsburg
  • State Senator Jeff Longbine, Emporia
  • State Senator Vicki Schmidt, Topeka
  • State Senator Caryn Tyson, Parker