Craig McCullah is a candidate for Secretary of State. I grew up in Topeka and have known this family all my life. I am speaking from experience when I say he should be our next Secretary of State. But let me tell you a little bit about him.
Craig McCullah was born and raised in Topeka, KS, and has dedicated his career to public service. His experience in state government began with the Kansas Legislative Research Department before becoming the Director of Public Affairs and Human Resources for the Office of Kansas Secretary of State. In 2016 Craig was promoted to Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and led the agency’s Administrative Division. Craig is the only candidate who has actually worked in the office.
His accomplishments at the agency include eliminating pagination costs of the Kansas Register and the Kansas Administrative Regulations publications, saving the agency $40,000 annually. He also led the procurement and management of a new web-based Uniform Commercial Code filing application that eliminates e-check transaction fees, reducing agency expenditures approximately $250,000 per year.
McCullah has 15 years of service in the US Army including deployments to Iraq (2003), Kenya (2010), Afghanistan (2011), and Ukraine (2017). As an Infantry Officer in Afghanistan, he led the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team’s Focused Targeting Force and his company was the subject of the documentary Citizen Soldier. His domestic experience includes Hurricane Gustav relief in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and disaster response during the immediate aftermath of the Moore, Oklahoma Tornado. Craig has received multiple decorations throughout his career including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Star Medal among many others.
After earning an Associate Degree in Business from Baker University he completed a Bachelor of Political Science and Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas. He started his first small business, Bosco’s Downtown, in 2008 which has since evolved into a portfolio of residential multifamily housing properties across Topeka. Craig is a consistent conservative committed to defending our nation’s constitution and values. He serves as the Treasurer of the Shawnee County Republican Party and is a member of Mater Dei Parish. He resides in Topeka with his wife Angie and their four children.