TOPEKA – Today, Stand Up Blue Valley, a non-partisan organization of parents and community volunteers endorsed Governor Laura kelly for re-election. Stand Up Blue Valley is a parent and student advocacy organization that works to ensure that Blue Valley schools are able to provide a high quality education for local students. Throughout her first term, Governor Kelly has been at the forefront of ensuring that Kansas children receive the high-quality education they deserve.
“Parents have had an ally in their children’s education with Governor Laura Kelly,” Erica Massman, with the Stand Up Blue Valley Steering Committee said. “She fought for our children’s futures every step of the way. Under her leadership, public schools have been fully funded four years in a row and teachers are getting the support they need to provide our children with a high-quality education. Governor Kelly has stood by us and we are proud to stand by her as she continues to invest in our schools.”
“I am pleased to have the support of the parents and community of Stand Up Blue Valley,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “There is no greater priority for parents than their child’s education. That’s why I’ve made it a priority to invest in our public schools so that every child in Kansas has access to a world-class education. I’m honored to have the support of Stand Up Blue Valley as I continue that fight in 2022 and beyond.”
Education advocacy groups representing thousands of Kansas parents and teachers threw their support behind Governor Kelly for re-election last week including: Game On For Kansas Schools, Education First Shawnee Mission, Kansas National Education Association (KNEA), Kansas American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and United Teachers of Wichita (UTW), in addition to over 125 current and former Kansas educators.
Governor Kelly’s campaign continues to build momentum earning broad support from every corner of Kansas, including Republican Kansas Governor Bill Graves, 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, the Kansas Carpenters Union, Equality Kansas, the 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 owners, the Kansas Service Employees International Union, the Kansas City Pipe Fitters Local 533 Union, the Kansas AFL-CIO, Kansas Laborers’ Local 1290, and End Citizens United & Let America Vote, The Greater Kansas City Building and Construction Trades Council, the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation, the Ironworkers Local 10 Union, the Roofers Local 10 Union, Education First Shawnee Mission, and over 50 Kansas ranchers and farmers, and the Kansas State Council of Fire Fighters.