We build your planes. We construct your buildings. We process your mail. We teach your children.

We staff your call centers and maintenance shops. We build America. We are union and we vote.

WORKING FAMILIES VOTE 2008
A Voter Guide for those who earn a living. Produced by the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas, AFL-CIO

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Letter from Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation Judy Pierce
The 2008 election will likely be the most important election of our lifetime. When it comes to the issues that face working families, never before has so much been at stake. Obviously we must work to elect a President and Congress that can not only undo the damage caused in the last 8 years but carry forward a progressive agenda to protect workers rights, make health insurance accessible to millions of uninsured Americans and insure millions of Americans, and protect our national security. At the state level, we must elect candidates who will vote to raise our shamefully low state minimum wage, expand workers compensation, fix our public schools, and restore fairness to our tax system. At the county level, we must ensure that any new County Commissioners or Sheriff would support the right of county employees to form unions. The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation represents over 30,000 union members, their families, and the unions to which they belong. We are tasked with an awesome responsibility to screen hundreds of candidates for state and local races across the seven counties we represent. We do not take this responsibility lightly. Many weeks of hard work went into researching, surveying, interviewing, debating, and ultimately endorsing candidates. We have assembled this voter guide to assist union members and any other voter who cares about the issues facing working families in picking the right candidates this November. You can rest assured the candidates that the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation has endorsed are the best choice in that race to represent working families. On your right you will see a table of contents to help you navigate the guide. First we discuss the National level candidates, and get you familiar with the issues that will face the next President and Congress. Then we proceed to lay out in depth the issues we face in Kansas, present our recommendations for Kansas Senate and House, and show you how the candidates stack up on the issues. Finally, we turn our attention to the local level and which candidates for County Commissioner, Sheriff, Judge, Board of Education, and District Attorney carry our endorsement. At the end of the guide, we have summarized all the endorsements into a quick reference guide that you can cut out and take with you to the polls. To truly make a difference in this historical election, you need to do much more than vote. If you find a candidate that you like, consider volunteering a couple hours or donating even a small amount. We have provided contact information for every endorsement. Finally, we ask that you consider helping out with our 2008 Labor Votes program. We will be sending letters and making phone calls to union members to educate them on what is at stake in this election and how they can help elect labor-friendly candidates. If you can volunteer even a small amount of time, please contact our Executive Director, Jake Lowen at 316-941-4061 or jakelowen@me.com. I hope this guide assists you with the many choices you will have to make this November. If we can be of any assistance please to do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Page 3 3 4 6 7 13 14 16 Judy Pierce President Table of Contents President Congress Kansas Senate Senate Survey Responses Kansas House House Survey Responses County and BOE races Quick Reference Guide

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President Endorsed candidate: Barack Obama (D) striking workers.” AFSCME President Gerald McEntee, chairman of the AFLCIO Political Committee, pledged to “work our hearts out for Barack Obama.   Our program is going to be worker to worker and neighbor to neighbor. Weʼre ready to mobilize. Weʼre ready to rock and roll. This country and our people are ready for change.”  Says Electrical Workers (IBEW) President Edwin Hill, “We want to engage our members and all working people on the need for action on the issues that make a difference in our daily lives. It is time to move beyond name calling and division so that our country can take positive action on the challenges we face.” United Steelworkers (USW) President Leo W. Gerard said, “Sen. Obamaʼs plan to revitalize American manufacturing and his commitment to make workers the top priority in any trade agreement gives our members hope that his election will lead the country in a new direction thatʼs long overdue, and inspire us to work as never before to secure his victory.” United States Senate Endorsed candidate: Jim Slattery (D)

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employees, against the Davis-Bacon prevailing wage act, and to ban majority sign-up for union recognition. State Senator Donald Betts has demonstrated leadership and a commitment to progressive values in the Kansas legislature. A Wichita native, state Senator Donald Betts is a young man who overcame early obstacles to become a leader in the Kansas legislature. In 2004 Betts became the youngest person ever elected to the Kansas Senate. He has served his state legislative districts in both the Kansas House and Senate. Therefore, the Wichita/ Hutchinson Labor Federation endorses Donald Betts for the US Congress from the 4th District.

Committee Roberts ensured there was no serious investigation into how the administration fixed the intelligence that took the United States to war in Iraq or the fabricated documents used as evidence to do so. Because of all this we wholeheartedly endorse Jim Slattery for the U.S. Senate. Kansas 4th Congressional District

CONTACT: (866) 675-2008 www.barackobama.com The AFL-CIO has endorsed Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) for president. The AFL-CIO General Board, which voted to endorse Obama, includes presidents of all 56 unions in the AFLCIO, as well as Executive Council members and representatives of state and local federations, trade departments and constituency groups. Said AFL-CIO President John Sweeny, “Obama has vowed to fight for working families and for an economy that works for all—and he has the record to prove it. As a church-based community organizer, Obama assisted those affected by closing steel mills. As a state senator in Illinois, he sponsored legislation to expand health care and protect overtime pay. As a U.S. senator, Obama has earned a 98 percent lifetime rating from the AFL-CIO. And all along, heʼs marched on picket lines and rallied with

CONTACT: 785-232-6800
www. slatteryforsenate.com

Endorsed candidate: Donald Betts (D)

2008 presents a unique opportunity for Kansas to elect a United States Senator who will put the people before corporate interests. Jim Slattery ably served in the Kansas legislature and the United Sates Congress from 1983 to 1995 and received the endorsement of the labor movement in each of those elections. Incumbent Senator Pat Roberts has an extremely poor voting record. In his Congressional career he has voted with working families only 12 percent of the time and only 26 percent in 2007. In 2007 Roberts voted against increasing the minimum wage, against the Employee Free Choice Act, against collective bargaining rights for federal employees, against the Davis- Bacon prevailing wage act, and to ban majority sign-up for union recognition. As the chairman of the Senate Intelligence

CONTACT: (316) 312-7777
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Incumbent Fourth District Congressman Todd Tiahrt has an extremely poor voting record, consistently voting against working families and for flawed trade treaties that harm American workers. In his Congressional career he has voted with working families only 10 percent of the time and only 13 percent in 2007. In 2007 Tiahrt voted against increasing the minimum wage, against the Employee Free Choice Act, against collective bargaining rights for federal

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The Kansas Senate will present some unique opportunities this year. In 2008 we can continue to turn the tide in favor of working people. The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation has surveyed, researched, and interviewed all the Kansas Senate races and recommend the candidates on the following pages as the best choice to represent working families. Please see page 6 for our endorsed candidateʼs stance on the issues. No Endorsements: The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation chose not to endorse any candidate in the following KS Senate races: District 27 Contest between Incumbent Les Donovan (R) and Melissa Flower (D). As a house member, Republican challenger Ty Masterson has a horrible voting record on our issues and must not be allowed to carry his anti-labor agenda to the Kansas Senate. In the last House Session, Ty Masterson voted against an amendment that would make the Misclassification of workers a crime that would include a criminal penalty. As a union member and educator Peter DeVries marks a clear contrast and is the clear choice for the 16th Senate district. Kansas Senate District 16 Endorsed candidate: Peter DeVries (D) Kansas Senate District 25 Endorsed candidate: Jean Schodorf (R)

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Kansas Senate District 28 Endorsed candidate: Shala Perez (D)

Endorsed candidate: Pam Frieden (D)

Occupation: Educator CONTACT: 316-204-6549 elect.devries@live.com devriesforkansas.com

Occupation: Speech/ Language Pathologist CONTACT: 316-259-0912 jschodorf@aol.com Jean Schodorf has a proven track record of supporting working families. As a Republican she has shown a willingness to work with Democrats to develop and pass solutions to problems facing working families.

Occupation: Social Worker CONTACT: 316-259-7311 Pam@PamFrieden.com www.PamFrieden.com Republican Challenger Dick Kelsey was unresponsive to our survey. He voted against raising the minimum wage in Kansas in the last House Session. Democratic Challenger Pam Frieden shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and would be a solid representative for working families in the 26th.

Occupation: Law Enforcement CONTACT: 316-518-8118 shala@perezforkansas. com www.perezforkansas.co m Incumbent Republican Mike Peterson was unresponsive to our survey. Democratic Challenger Shala Perez shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and would be a solid representative for working families in the 28th.

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Kansas Senate District 29 Endorsed candidate: Oletha Faust-Goudeau (D) Kansas Senate District 30 Endorsed candidate: Elizabeth Bishop (D) Kansas Senate District 31 Endorsed candidate: Gene Marsh (D)

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Kansas Senate District 33 Endorsed candidate: Ruth Teichman (R)

Endorsed candidate: Greta Goodwin (D)

Occupation: Photographer CONTACT: 316.652.9067 Oletha84th@aol.com olethaforsenate.com

Occupation: Retired from non-profit work CONTACT: (316) 841-5173 elizabeth@bishopfor kansas.com bishopforkansas.com

Occupation: ER Physician CONTACT: 316-835-3435 gemmarsh@yahoo.com

Occupation: Legal Assistant CONTACT: 620-221-9058 ggoodwin@ink.org

Occupation: Banker/ Farmer CONTACT: 620-234-5159 rteichman@hughes.net

As a house member, Oletha Faust-Goudeau was a proven leader for working families. In the last House session, she voted correctly on all critical labor votes. She presents a clear choice to replace Senator Donald Betts in the 29th Senate district.

Incumbent Republican Susan Wagle was unresponsive to our survey. Democratic Challenger Elizabeth Bishop shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and would be a solid representative for working families in the 30th.

Incumbent Republican Carolyn McGinn was unresponsive to our survey. Democratic Challenger Gene Marsh shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and would be a solid representative for working families in the 31st

Greta Goodwin has a proven track record of supporting working families. She has worked with Republicans to develop and pass solutions to problems facing working families.

Ruth Tiechman has a proven track record of supporting working families. As a Republican she has shown a willingness to work with Democrats to develop and pass solutions to problems facing working families.

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Kansas Senate District 34 Endorsed candidate: David Inskeep (D)

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Survey Responses of Endorsed Senate Candidates

16 Peter Devries 25 Jean Schodorf 26 Pam Frieden 28 Shala Perez Occupation: Banker CONTACT: 620-665-7655 daveinskeep@ sbcglobal.net daveinskeep.com David Inskeep is running an extremely competitive campaign to replace incumbent Terry Bruce. David possesses a strong knowledge of the issues facing working families and is a solid choice to represent the 34th. 29 Oletha FaustGoudeau 30 Elizabeth Bishop 31 Gene Marsh 32 Greta Goodwin 33 Ruth Teichman 34 David Inskeeep

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The Kansas House presents the best opportunity to win critical seats and advance an agenda that will help working families. The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation has surveyed, researched, and interviewed all the Kansas House races and recommend the candidates on the following pages as the best choice to represent working families. Please see page 13 for our endorsed candidateʼs stance on the issues. No Endorsements: The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation chose not to endorse any candidate in the following KS House races: District 70, 77, 83, 94, 100, and 104 House District 72 Endorsed candidate: Tom Adrian (D) House District 75 Endorsed candidate: Sarah Johnston (D)

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House District 79 Endorsed candidate: Gene Burr (D)

House District 78 Endorsed candidate: Ed Trimmer (D)

Occupation: Attorney Occupation: Physician CONTACT: 316-323-7897
info@adrianforstaterep.com www.adrianforstaterep.com

CONTACT: 316-377-6313 sarahj3@cox.net www.electjohnston.com

Occupation: Retired Educator CONTACT: 620-221-7146 etrimmer@cox.net www.members.cox.net/ etrimmer Incumbent Ed Trimmer has a solid track record of voting to support working families. He voted correctly on all critical votes to organized labor in the 2008 House Session. This includes a raise in Minimum Wage and for Workers Compensation. We believe that he will continue to do a good job in the next legislative session. Republican challenger John Whittington did not return our survey.

Occupation: Retired school administrator CONTACT: 620-442-5018 gene.burr@yahoo.com Democratic challenger Gene Burr has an excellent chance of unseating Republican incumbent Kasha Kelley. Kelley has an abysmal voting record on issues concerning working families and Burr would make a welcome replacement in this strong union district. Incumbent Kasha Kelley voted against an amendment to fund public education for a 4th year, extending the 3 year school finance plan.

In the 72nd Kansas House district Democratic challenger Tom Adrian is a clear pick over Republican incumbent Marc Rhodes who did not return our survey. The incumbent has voted against raising the State Minimum Wage and an amendment that would provide for a criminal penalty for Misclassification of Workers. Tom has clearly demonstrated an understanding of the needs of working families and will better represent our needs in this district.

Sarah Johnston came very close to unseating incumbent challenger John Grange (R) in the last election. With Grangeʼs disappointing voting record on many issues including Minimum Wage, Sarah Johnston is the clear pick in this district.

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House District 80 Endorsed candidate: Vincent Wetta (D) House District 81 Endorsed candidate: Mark Hardison (D) House District 82 Endorsed candidate: Anita Hafner (D)

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House District 85 Endorsed candidate: Billie Knighton (D)

House District 84 Endorsed candidate: Gail Finney (D)

Occupation: Retired Railroad Engineer CONTACT: 620-326-5205 vmwetta@sutv.com Incumbent Vincent Wetta has a solid track record of voting to support working families. We believe that he will continue to do a good job in the next legislative session. Wetta is unopposed in the general election. He voted correctly on all critical labor votes in the 2008 House Session.

Occupation: Ruminant Consultant CONTACT: 316-777-4894
mark@markhardison.com

Occupation: Retired CONTACT: 316-788-4570 aghafner@cox.net
AnitaHafnerForHouse.com

Occupation: Marketing Consultant CONTACT: 316.689.8113 gafinney5@yahoo.com www.gailfinney.com Gail Finney is unopposed in the general election and would make a good representative for working families in the 84th district.

Occupation: Social Worker CONTACT: 316-258-8436
billie.knighton@gmail.com

For many years labor had a friend in Ted Powers (R) who held this seat. After he passed away last year we now have an open seat contest. Democrat Mark Hardison has shown a deep understanding of labor issues and has the leadership necessary to hold this seat.

Incumbent Republican Don Myers was unresponsive to our survey. Democratic Challenger Anita Hafner shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and could be a solid representative for working families in the 82nd. Incumbent Don Myers voted against a Workers Compensation bill that would help workers get disability benefits.

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Incumbent Republican Steve Brunk was unresponsive to our survey. The incumbent voted against raising the Minimum Wage in Kansas. Democratic Challenger Billie Knighton shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and could be a solid representative for working families in the 85th.

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House District 86 Endorsed candidate: Judy Loganbill (D) House District 87 Endorsed candidate: Raj Goyle(D) House District 88 Endorsed candidate: Jim Ward (D)

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House District 90 Endorsed candidate: Jacque Davis (D)

House District 89 Endorsed candidate: Melody McCray-Miller (D)

Occupation: Building Aide, USD 262 Occupation: Teacher CONTACT: 316-683-7382
JudithLoganbill@msn.com

Occupation: WSU Lecturer and Attorney CONTACT: 316-681-8133 raj@rajforkansas.com www.rajforkansas.com Incumbent Democratic Raj Goyle has achieved more in his first term in Topeka than many do in a career. He has gained a reputation as a “rising star” in the Democratic party and we can expect to see big things from him. Fortunately he has a proven voting record in support of working families. Neither Raj or his opponent returned our surveys, but Raj Goyle is the clear choice in this district.

Occupation: Attorney CONTACT: (316) 683-3609 jwardks88@gmail.com jimwardforkansas.org Occupation: Small Business Owner CONTACT: 316-744-7516 melody@southwind.net Incumbent Democrat Melody McCray-Miller is unopposed in the general election, but has a proven track record that shows she understands the issues affecting Kanas working families. She voted 100% of the time with important labor issues in the last House Session.

CONTACT: 316-755-9122 davis.jaque@gmail.com

Incumbent Democrat Judy Loganbill is an educator and union member. She voted correctly in all critical votes for organized labor in the 2008 House Session. She has a proven track record of representing the 86th district and is a leader on issues of education and workers rights.

Incumbent Democrat and Assistant House Minority Leader, Jim Ward is a proven leader on issues of health care, jobs, and many others affecting working families. He voted correctly on all important votes that would impact labor in the 2008 House Session. Jim is one of the most effective advocates we have in Kansas and deserves our endorsement.

Incumbent Steve Huebert has a poor voting record on labor issues and did not return our survey. He voted against all critical votes that would impact labor in the 2008 House Session. Democratic Challenger Jaque Davis shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and could be a solid representative for working families in the 90th.

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House District 91 Endorsed candidate: Jinna Jeffery (D) House District 92 Endorsed candidate: Nile Dillmore (D) House District 93 Endorsed candidate: Joann Keiter (D)

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House District 96 Endorsed candidate: Terry McLachlan (D)

House District 95 Endorsed candidate: Tom Sawyer (D)

Occupation: Nurse CONTACT: 316-838-9526 jinnajeffery@yahoo.com Occupation: Development Specialist at a Credit Union CONTACT: 316-264-2988 repdillmore@cox.net www.niledillmore.com Incumbent Nile Dillmore has a strong voting record in support of working families and deserves our endorsement. He voted for with labor on all the important votes in the 2008 House Session. Occupation: Retired school administrator CONTACT: 316-258-3997 jkeiter@cox.net
www.jeannkeiterforhouse. org

Occupation: Accountant CONTACT: 316-265-7096
tom@ tomsawyer2wayradios.com tomsawyerforkansas.com

Occupation: Retired Boeing employee CONTACT: 316-619-7879
mclachlan@house.state.ks.us

Incumbent Brenda Landwehr has a poor voting record on labor issues and did not return our survey. The incumbent voted against raising the Kansas Minimum Wage. As a leading conservative Landwehr often votes to erode worker protections. Democratic Challenger Jinna Jeffery is the clear choice in the 91st.

In this open seat contest, Democrat Joann Keiter has the experience and the passion to be a great representative in the 93rd district. Republican challenger Dan Kerschen did not return our survey.

www.terrymc96.com Terry McLachlan has been a strong supporter of working families in his first term as office. As a union member, Terry understands labor issues and will continue to be a strong advocate for wages, health care, and labor issues. He voted correctly on all votes that are critical to labor in the 2008 House Session.

Tom Sawyer is a proven leader with many years of experience in the KS legislature. He voted correctly on all critical votes to organized labor. He is a clear choice over challenger Benny Boman who did not return our survey.

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House District 97 Endorsed candidate: Dale Swenson (R) House District 98 Endorsed candidate: Geraldine Flaharty (D) House District 99 Endorsed candidate: Cheryl McFarthing (D)

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House District 102 Endorsed candidate: Janice Pauls (D)

House District 101 Endorsed candidate: Mark Treaster (D)

Occupation: Retired Boeing employee CONTACT: 316-304-7257
dale.swenson@gmail.com

Occupation: Retired Teacher CONTACT: 316-524-8039
flaharty98@sbcglobal.net

Occupation: Retired USD 259 principal CONTACT: 316-733-9140 cmcfarthing@cox.net www.mcfarthing4kansas house.com In this open seat contest, Retired USD 259 principal Cheryl McFarthing represents a better choice than Aaron Jack who did not return our survey.

Occupation: OwnerRainbow International CONTACT: 620-665-8151
marktreaster@southwind.net

Occupation: Attorney CONTACT: 620-663-8961 janpauls@sbcglobal.net

Dale Swenson has a proven track record of supporting working families. As a Republican he has shown a willingness to work with Democrats to develop and pass innovative solutions to working problems. He brings an impressive intellect and is considered a national leader in developing progressive policy.

Incumbent Mark Treaster has a strong voting record in support of working families and deserves our endorsement. He voted correctly on all 2008 votes that were important to organized labor. Incumbent Jan Pauls has a strong voting record in support of labor and is unopposed in the general election. She voted for all important organized labor issues in the 2008 House Session.

Incumbent Democrat Geraldine Flaharty is unopposed in the general election, but has a proven track record that shows she understands the issues affecting Kanas working families. In the last House Session, she voted for labor on all critical votes.

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House District 103 Endorsed candidate: Delia Garcia (D) House District 105 Endorsed candidate: Derek White (D) House District 113 Endorsed candidate: Mike Laudick (D)

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House District 116 Endorsed candidate: Dennis McKinney (D)

Occupation: Teacher/ Counselor at a Juvenile Corrections facility Occupation: Consultant CONTACT: 316-209-8106
reelectdeliagarcia@ yahoo.com

CONTACT: 316-371-9323
derik.white82@yahoo.com

Incumbent Republican Jason Watkins was unresponsive to our survey. The incumbent did not vote for an amendment that would make the Misclassification of Workers a criminal penalty. Democratic Challenger Derek White shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and could be a solid representative for working families in the 105th.

CONTACT: 620-257-2240 dmlaudick@cox.net

Occupation: Farmer CONTACT: 620-723-2129
dmckinney612@sbcglobal.net

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Incumbent Delia Garcia has a strong voting record in support of labor and is unopposed in the general election. She voted correctly on all critical votes for labor in the last House Session.

Incumbent Republican Bob Bethell was unresponsive to our survey. Bob Bethell voted against raising the Kansas Minimum Wage in the 2008 House Session. Democratic Challenger Mike Laudick shows a willingness to be educated on our issues and could be a solid representative for working families in the 113th.

Incumbent House minority leader Dennis McKinney is a strong leader and has a solid track record of voting to support working families. We believe that he will continue to do a good job in the next legislative session. McKinney is unopposed in the general election.

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WORKING FAMILIES VOTE 2008 VOTER GUIDE
Not everything happens in Topeka. There are several critical county and Board of Education races too. The Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation has surveyed, researched and interviewed several of the county races in Sedgwick, Reno, Harvey, Sumner, Butler, Kingman and Cowley counties and recommend the candidates on the following pages as the best choice to represent working families. Where a race is excluded from this guide, it can be assumed that noendorsement was made in that race. Sedgwick County 2nd Commission District Endorsed candidate: NO ENDORSEMENT This is a very disappointing race for working families. Incumbent Democrat Tim Norton is running for re-election against Republican challenger Craig Gabel. Tim Norton had been previously endorsed by the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation but has failed to live up to the promises he made. In 2004, Tim Norton signed our “Right to Organize” pledge and then refused to stand up for Sedgwick county workers when they attempted to gain the right to form a union in 2007. Unfortunately neither Norton or his challenger returned our surveys or letters and we can not offer an endorsement in this race. Sedgwick County 3rd Commission District Endorsed candidate: Marcey Gregory (D)

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Sedgwick County District Attorney Endorsed candidate: Nola Foulston (D)

Sedgwick County Sheriff Endorsed candidate: Walt Kuykendall (D)

Occupation: Small Business Owner / Mayor of Goddard CONTACT: 316-794-3554 run4g2@cox.net www.gregory4commissi oner.com/ Marcey Gregory is vying for the 2nd county commission seat, currently held by Republican Tom Winters. Winters lost in the primary to archconservative Karl Peterjohn who will face Gregory in November. Marcey Gregory has proven to be an effective leader as mayor of Goddard and if elected would turn the tide of the county commission in favor of working families.

Occupation: Retired WPD, Substitute teacher for USD 259 CONTACT: 316-644-8702 wkuykendall@cox.net www.callmewalt.com In the race for Sedgwick county Sheriff we felt strongly that both Robert Hinshaw and Walt Kuykendall had the experience and leadership necessary to make a good sheriff. Robert Hinshaw is the current under-Sheriff and Walt Kuykendall is a lifelong member of the FOP. Both bring decades of law enforcement experience and we believe can help to address the Sheriff departments poor morale. In the end, however, the decision was made to endorse Kuykendall because of his willingness to sign our “Right to Organize” pledge without modification.

Occupation: Current District Attorney CONTACT: 316-383-7281 nola4da@cox.net www.districtattorneynola foulston.com

While DAʼs cant advocate for union issues specifically, we have found Foulston to be candidate most likely to run the office effectively and keep Sedgwick county working families safe.

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Harvey County Sheriff Endorsed candidate: Bruce Jolliff (R) Board of Education, District 8 Endorsed candidate: Walt Chappell (D) Sedgwick County Judge, Division 14 Endorsed candidate: Rebecca Pilshaw (D)

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Occupation: Judge Occupation: Instructor of Police, Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center CONTACT: 316-253-5608 blj1farm@dtnspeed.net www.jolliff4sheriff.com Bruce Jolliff has 24 years of experience in Law Enforcement. We feel that he is the best candidate for this race. Occupation: Business Owner CONTACT: 316-838-7900 chappellhq@chappell4k sboe.com www.chappell4ksboe.co m Walt Chappell had received our endorsement during a previous campaign for Kansas legislature. He is now vying for the State BOE 8th district seat where he is the clear choice. He will bring moderation and a strong commitment to education and enhancing vocational education. He also wants to reduce the drop out rate and decrease property taxes. CONTACT: 316-841-2832
rebeccapilshaw@yahoo.com www.rebeccapilshaw.com

Pilshaw is the current judge in this district, and despite some recent negative publicity, we find that she is the best choice to maintain balance and impartiality to this critical judgeship. Unfortunately, the Sedgwick county judge seats are being taken over by very conservative judges who are eroding the rights of women and workers through activist rulings. Pilshaw is our best hope to maintain fair and impartial judgeship who will rule on the facts, not her ideology.

Federation Members: American Postal Workers #735 Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers #2 Communication Workers #6402 International Association of Firefighters #135 IAM&AW District 70 IAM&AW District 70 Retirees IAM&AW Learjet Bombardier L.L.639 IAM&AW #708 IAM&AW Raytheon #733 IAM&AW Cessna #774 IAM&AW Boeing #834 IAM&AW Spirit L.L.839 IAM&AW #1992 IAM&AW York Industries #2799 Alliance of Theatrical and Stage Hands #190 International Brotherhood of Electrical #271 International Brotherhood of Electrical #661 International Brotherhood of Electrical #1523 Chemical Workers Union #188C Iron Workers #606 Kansas Association of Public Employees Laborers International Union #1290 National Association of Letter Carriers Operating Engineers #101 Internatʼl Union of Painters and Allied Trades Plumbers & Pipe Fitters #441 Service Employees International Union #513 Sheet Metal Workers International Union #29 SPEEA #2001 Sherwin Road Sprinkler Fitters #669 United Steel Workers of America #1350 United Steel Workers of America #13417 United Teachers of Wichita #725 AFL-CIO Union Label

Contact us at 316-941-4061 www.ksworkbeat.org

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District Name KANSAS SENATE 16 Peter DeVries 25 Jean Schodorf 26 Pam Frieden 27 NONE 28 Shala Perez 29 Oletha Faust-Goudeau 30 Elizabeth Bishop 31 Gene Marsh 32 Greta Goodwin 33 Ruth Teichman 34 David Inskeep PRESIDENT Barack Obama / Joe Biden U.S. SENATE Jim Slattery CONGRESS Donald Betts, Jr District COUNTY RACES Sedgwick 2nd co. commission Sedgwick 3rd co. commission Sedgwick county Clerk Sedgwick Sheriff Reno 2nd County Commission Reno 3rd County Commission Harvey Sheriff Butler 2nd County commission Butler 3rd County commission OTHER BOE District 8 BOE District 10 Judge division 14 District Attorney Name NONE Marcey Gregory NONE Walt Kuykendall NONE NONE Bruce Jolliff NONE NONE

District Name KANSAS HOUSE 70 NONE 72 Tom Adrian 74 NONE 75 Sarah Johnston 77 NONE 78 Ed Trimmer 79 Gene Burr 80 Vincent Wetta 81 Mark Hardison 82 Anita Hafner 83 NONE 84 Gail Finney 85 Billie Knighton 86 Judy Loganbill 87 Raj Goyle 88 Jim Ward 89 Melody McCray-Miller 90 Jacque Davis 91 Jinna Jeffery 92 Nile Dillmore 93 Joann Keiter 94 NONE 95 Tom Sawyer 96 Terry McLachlan 97 Dale Swenson 98 Geraldine Flaharty 99 Cheryl McFarthing 100 NONE 101 Mark Treaster 102 Janice Pauls 103 Delia Garcia 104 NONE 105 Derk White 113 Mike Laudick 116 Dennis McKinney

Walt Chappell NONE Rebecca Pilshaw Nola Foulston

WORKING FAMILIES VOTE 2008
The candidates endorsed in this guide have been researched, surveyed, and endorsed by the Wichita / Hutchinson Labor Federation of Central Kansas AFL-CIO, and based on our non-partisan analysis are the best choice to represent working families.

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