Re-Elect Tom Hawk
It has been my honor to serve the past eight years as District 22 State Senator. I ran on a platform of:
Good Schools *** Good Jobs *** Fair Taxes
These are still my cornerstone Legislative work values. Today the Covid-19 crisis places us in unchartered waters where all legislators will need to work closely with our Governor to solve the unprecedented health and economic problems facing our state. I believe strongly, as I have as a teacher, counselor and administrator that our public schools and higher and post-secondary education opportunities are the keys to the success of our state. Along with early childhood education, this is the foundation for our young people and their future productivity. To that base, we will need to look at our budget and available resources, make some difficult and smart decisions, and chart a new course for the future.
This campaign of 2020 will be a unique one when we assess what we are up against and the best path forward. That is why I decided to run for re-election. I believe we need experienced leadership from people who know the Manhattan/OGDEN, Clay Center and Junction City communities as well as our state. I am a life-long Kansan who has lived and worked in Manhattan as a teacher, counselor and administrator as well as a private businessman for over 50 years. Serving in the Legislature for 14 years, I now serve as ranking member on the Senate Ways and Means Budget Committee and have learned how complex our state financial situation is and how to set priorities and fit all of the complex pieces together. Coming out of our current crisis will take all of the knowledge and skill, along with bi-partisan relationships to create a stable future for our state
I will be eager to get back to Topeka in January and start to work on fixing the budget, funding our schools, and putting commonsense policies in place to create and support jobs in our state. I still believe in bi-partisan cooperation and work hard to find common ground to work on the problems in my committees with all of my colleagues. That will continue to be my mode of operation in all future Senate Legislative sessions. I appreciate all of the past support and hope I have gained your support and vote in this upcoming election.
Paid by Hawk for Senate, Katha Hurt Treasurer