Endorsement for Shultz
Published on -7/25/2014, 3:28 PM
The future of healthcare in Kansas is one of the most important ongoing discussions right now in our state. Kansas has the opportunity to select an Insurance Commissioner with all the right skills for the job by voting for Clark Shultz for Kansas Insurance Commissioner on Aug. 5. Shultz is from Lindsborg, has served in the Kansas House since 1997 and was elected to the Kansas Senate this year. He previously served on the Smoky Valley Board of Education. Senator Shultz is an Emory Lindquist Honors Graduate from Wichita State University and received his master of business degree from Baker University. He always has been a Kansan focused on working for Kansas.
During his 17 years in the legislature, Shultz is proud to have earned a 100-percent pro-life voting record and helped pass key anti-abortion legislation that said abortions no longer will be considered a "medical procedure" for insurance purposes. Clark is a champion for the 2ndAmendment, having received the Legislator of the Year award from the Kansas State Rifle Association and a coveted "A" rating from the NRA. Shultz has served as Chair of the House Insurance Committee for nine years and has been active in both the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. He also was able to serve as a key supporter of many pro-consumer pieces of legislation, including the Health Care Freedom Act and a bill ensuring families of fallen police officers and firefighters will be able to continue on their health insurance plan. Shultz also serves as Chairman of the House rules committee, on which I also serve. Shultz recently has received 100-percent ratings from the National Federation of Independent Business and was name a pro-jobs legislator by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Outside of the legislature, Shultz worked to protect consumers across Kansas as a compliance auditor for a national title insurance underwriter for over a decade. Shultz currently is president of a title company in Wichita. He and his wife, Lori, have six children and live in Lindsborg in rural McPherson county.
Clark Shultz has been endorsed by more than 40 state legislators, including most of the western Kansas delegation. All of the northwest and north-central Kansas legislators have endorsed Senator Shultz, including Senator Ralph Ostmeyer, Senator Elaine Bowers, Representative Ward Cassidy, Representative Don Hineman, Representative Troy Waymaster, and many others. Clark has been endorsed by Big First Congressman Tim Huelskamp, who served with Clark in the state legislature.
Congressman Huelskamp said, "Clark Shultz is a strong conservative candidate for Insurance Commissioner. Clark has extensive experience in the insurance industry and is the best candidate to steer us through the disastrous harm that ObamaCare has caused our healthcare system in Kansas." Clark is a respected leader and deserves our support in the Aug. 5 Republican primary for Insurance Commissioner.
In the legislature, I serve as the Chairman of the western Kansas caucus, and Clark is the only candidate in the race that still makes his home in rural Kansas. That definitely separates him from the rest of the candidates. We need to support candidates who live our rural way of life. Please join me in voting for Clark Shultz for Insurance Commissioner on Aug. 5th.
Representative Travis Couture-Lovelady
Travis Couture-Lovelady has served in the House of Representatives since 2013. He represents the 110th District which includes Norton, Phillips, and Rooks Counties and parts of Graham and Ellis Counties.