Former Governor of Kansas Endorses Governor Kelly
John Carlin, Kansas’s 40th Governor, is the Latest Former Elected Official to Support Governor Kelly’s Re-Election
TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today announced that John Carlin, Former Governor of Kansas, endorsed Governor Kelly’s campaign for re-election. Governor Carlin is the latest former state-wide elected official to endorse Governor Kelly. Governor Carlin was elected governor in 1978 and reelected in 1982. Carlin chaired the National Governors Association in 1984-1985. He also chaired the Midwestern Governors’ Conference and the six-state High Plains Study Council.
“Governor Kelly has truly embodied what it means to deliver for all Kansans,” Former Kansas Governor John Carlin said. “In just four years, Governor Kelly has rebuilt Kansas after the previous administration decimated the state. She delivered record economic improvement, delivered on her promise to fully fund public schools, and delivered infrastructure improvements across the state – both rural and urban. Every Kansan can be proud of the direction that Kansas has moved under Governor Kelly’s leadership and I’m proud to endorse Governor Laura Kelly’s campaign for re-election.”
“I have been honored to work with Governor Carlin often throughout my time as Governor and I am once again thrilled to have his support,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “Just this past year, Governor Carlin and I announced an innovative economic growth plan which has led to record levels of economic development in Kansas. I look forward to working together in 2022 and beyond as we continue to grow our state.”
This endorsement comes after a coalition of over 60 Republicans endorsed Governor Kelly for reelection. Read more about it here: