Name: Ken Cannon

Age: N/A

Hometown: Axtell

Political affiliation: Reform

Political experience: N/A

Name: Ken Cannon
Age: N/A
Hometown: Axtell
Political affiliation: Reform
Political experience: N/A

1. Do you agree with the current Presidential Administration’s lawsuit against the state of Arizona over the issue of illegal immigration enforcement? Would you support a similar law in Kansas?

Regarding the immigrations situation, I believe that people should simply follow the law. If one chooses to be in the United States, then follow the laws to become a legal citizen of our state and our nation. If the laws are on the books, then we should support those laws. I would support following the laws as they currently are written.

2. This year a law went into effect banning smoking in privately-owned businesses, while specifically exempting state-owned casinos. Is this hypocritical and, if elected, how would you address it?

I believe that our government has become far too intrusive. The smoking bans should have been individual business owner’s decisions; the more local the decision and the more individual the decision, the better it is received. Like most people, if something is mandated and people have not bought in, that decision will be met with resentment. I am not a smoker, but I believe that there is too much government regulation. The government needs to get out of the way of small businesses!

3. This year, the largest sales tax increase in state history was imposed in Kansas. Please explain why this was or was not necessary.

The sales tax increases would not have been necessary had we adopted the Fair Tax. The Fair Tax spreads that tax base since it closes the loopholes that the 47% who presently pay no taxes would be taxed. Our current tax structure is far too complicated for people to understand. It is time to adopt the Fair Tax which simplifies the entire process for the individual, the state’s business people, and also helps our state’s economy by drawing businesses that had left back into Kansas.

4. Explain why you are the best qualified for the position you’re seeking.

I believe that I am the best qualified candidate because I will listen to what Kansans have to say. My 36 years in education allows me to say that I know education from the preschool to the collegiate levels better than any of the other candidates. I can put together a team that consists of the most qualified individuals because I can fill those roles with people from all walks of life and all party affiliations. I am not a career politician; I am a common, ordinary citizen of the state of Kansas who believes in doing what is right for our state and its citizens. It is time to set the partisan politics aside and begin to work together as a team; I believe that I can accomplish that goal as the next governor of Kansas!