Education First Shawnee Mission Endorses Governor Laura Kelly 

This endorsement comes after a bipartisan group of over 125 current and former educators across the state endorsed Governor Laura Kelly’s campaign for re-election


TOPEKA – Today, Education First Shawnee Mission, a premier advocacy group for the Shawnee Mission School District, endorsed Governor Laura Kelly for re-election. Made up of parents throughout the Shawnee Mission School District, Education First advocates for strong, fully funded public schools that invest in our childrens’ futures. Governor Kelly has fully funded Kansas public schools four years in a row and is working to ensure that Kansas teachers, students, and parents have the resources and support they need to succeed.


“Thanks to Governor Laura Kelly, our education system is back on track,” Education First Shawnee Mission Chair Jenifer Boles said. “Just a few years ago, our public schools were chronically underfunded and our children were suffering the consequences. Now, we’ve fully funded schools, and our children are getting the world-class education they deserve. No one in Kansas wants to go backwards and Governor Kelly is the right choice to keep us moving forward on the path to success.”


“I ran for Governor in 2018 because I knew that properly funding our schools was the first step to ensuring our kids receive the world-class education they deserve,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “The next generation is our future workforce pipeline – and our schools are key to meeting the needs of our growing economy. I’m honored to have the Education First Shawnee Mission endorsement and look forward to working with them as we continue to strengthen our education system.”


Governor Kelly’s campaign continues to build momentum earning broad support from every corner of Kansas, including former RNC Committeewoman Alicia Salisbury, former Republican Attorney General Robert Stephan, former Republican Representative Jan Kessinger, former Republican Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger, over 160 other Kansas Republicans, over 125 current and former Kansas educatorsthe Kansas Carpenters UnionEquality Kansasthe United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Union of Kansas, the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Union of Kansas, over 60 Kansas small business ownersthe Kansas Service Employees International UnionIronworkers Local 10 Union, the Kansas City Pipe Fitters Local 533 UnionEnd Citizens United & Let America VoteKansas Laborers’ Local 1290Kansas AFL-CIO, the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation, the Greater Kansas City Building & Construction Trades Council, and the Roofers Local 20 Union.