Jan Meyers, a prominent moderate Republican who served Kansas in the U.S. House from 1985 until 1997, said Monday that she was proud to stand with the Brownback team as the campaign builds momentum for the Aug. 5 primary election and Nov. 4 general election.
“I am very pleased and honored to endorse the re-election of Sam Brownback as Governor of Kansas.”
Meyers was included in a list of Republicans who were allegedly backing Lawrence liberal Paul Davis in November. But the Congresswoman refuted statements made by Davis and other Republicans that not only did she not agree to endorse Davis, she wouldn’t endorse a Democrat.
“I wanted to set the record straight on the recent announcements that some Republicans including me are not supporting Governor Brownback’s re-election,” Meyers said. “For my part, nothing could be further from the truth. I do support Sam Brownback for another term as Governor.”
Meyers said she knows she agrees with the governor on a “broad range of issues.”
“I’m very supportive and pleased with Sam’s advocacy of small business and his efforts to reduce the tax burden on entrepreneurs which encourage economic development and job creation. As the former Chairman of the US House Committee on Small Business I understand that Sam has proposed and the Legislature has passed public policies to promote economic growth and relieve the burdens of over-regulation.”
Under Sam Brownback’s leadership, Kansas has enacted sweeping income tax reforms that have eliminated the burden for thousands of small businesses, while lowering the rates for individual income tax filers. The reforms have kept more money in the pockets of hard-working Kansans while putting forward the incentives for creation of new jobs.
“I’m delighted to have the support of such a distinguished Republican and prominent moderate voice who served Kansas well during her career,” Gov. Brownback said. “Jan Meyers is an independent thinker who always puts the interest of Kansas first.”
Meyers said it was important for Republicans, moderates and conservatives, to get behind the governor.
“As one who has held elective office at the local, state and federal level I’ve enjoyed support from all the diverse segments of political opinion in the Republican Party. A lot of people didn’t agree with me some of the time, but generally they closed ranks in the election and I was honored to have their support. And I believe loyalty is an important quality.
Read Meyers’ statement here