I want to voice my support for Barbara Bunting’s election as State Representative for the 72nd District. Barbara has demonstrated her investment in this community. She and her family operate a major business in the community which is a strong economic contributor and employer in the local economy. Barbara has been involved in various committees and boards which provide services to a wide range of persons and needs. I have had the honor of serving with her on Kidron Bethel Village Board. I have found her to be a very active board member, asking pertinent questions, giving support and encouragement when indicated. She does this with the needs of the persons being served as her highest priority. Barbara has demonstrated outstanding leadership with her work on the local school board. She has been recognized for this leadership by being chosen to lead the State Association of School Boards .You can depend on her for her unabashed investment in public education for all students. She takes leadership responsibility seriously. She has taken leadership training with the Kansas Leadership Training Center to enhance her leadership skills. As your representative, Barbara has, and will be available for, dialogue, to listen to your views, clarify legislation in progress, and articulate her positions. The only “special interests” she will be beholden to are yours, and the “common good” of the 72nd District. She will not be a vessel for the promulgation of ideologies at the expense of this “common good”.

— Orlyn Zehr, Newton