Speaker Merrick files for re-election

TOPEKA—House Speaker Ray Merrick (R-Stilwell) on Friday filed for re-election to Kansas’ 27th House District.

Speaker Merrick has represented the 27th district in south Johnson County since 2000, with a brief time in the Kansas Senate from 2011-2012. Last year he was chosen by the Republican caucus to serve as Speaker.

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A note from Speaker Ray Merrick

It has been my distinct honor to serve you in the legislature these past 14years. During my years of service in the Kansas Legislature, I have fought every day for a pro-business, fiscally responsible government. I have been an advocate for policies which are family friendly and reinforce our great schools.

I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish together. And by continuing to work together, I believe our community and our state will only get better. Building a better tomorrow for the families and businesses of Johnson County will always be my top priority.

Ray Merrick

A Trusted Advocate

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As your State Representative, you have entrusted me with your greatest community concerns. I take that trust to heart and believe my number one priority in the Kansas Legislature is to advocate your views and concerns on the floor in Topeka.

Public Safety Advocate
For years I haved joined my Republican colleagues in the House to fight for tougher restrictions on sexual predators. I will continue to be an advocate for the safety of our communities and be as tough as we can on those who would prey on our children.

Education Advocate
I have been committed to protecting Blue Valley and Olathe school districts and believe creating opportunities in our children’s schools is an investment in our future and a testimony of our hard work and dedication. As we work to reform our education finance model with more accountability and better results, I know my first responsibility is to our students in these districts.

Taxpayer & Business Advocate
I have also been committed to advocating responsible government and protecting our tax dollars. I will continue to stand up for an elimination of the double taxes we face in Kansas such as the inheritance tax, the franchise tax, and state income tax on our federal income tax burden. I am dedicated to strengthening the business environment in Kansas and bringing critical economic development to our state.

Paid for by Ray Merrick for State Representative; Phyllis Merrick, Treasurer