A responsibility that our elected representatives in Topeka have is to listen, to learn and to respect the differing views that are represented by fellow colleagues. This is an important time in our nation's history and change always brings uncertainty. For this reason we need those who represent us to be willing to provide thoughtful, informed leadership. Of topmost importance is education which requires learning and commitment in the home, in the schools and in our legislative bodies.

For this reason, I affirm the candidacy of Barbara Bunting of Newton for the 72nd District Kansas House of Representatives. Her record clearly speaks to the qualifications we need in Topeka.

— Nancy Kassebaum Baker, U.S. Senate, Retired