Derek Schmidt announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA).


Derek Schmidt announced today that he has received the endorsement of the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA).

 

"KLA has worked closely with Derek Schmidt on many issues directly impacting agriculture during his tenure as a state senator. Schmidt has the background and commitment to be the state's chief legal advocate as Kansas agriculture faces unprecedented attacks on many fronts, including burdensome federal environmental regulations governing water and air," said Todd Allen, chairman of KLA's Political Action Committee (KLA PAC). KLA PAC is composed of ranchers, feeders and farmers who make candidate endorsement and campaign contribution recommendations to the KLA Executive Committee. KLA uses voluntary contributions from members to support candidates who understand and appreciate the livestock industry.

 

From 2001 until 2005, Schmidt served as chairman of the Agriculture Committee in the Kansas Senate. 

"The Kansas Livestock Association is one of the nation's most respected state cattleman's associations. With nearly 6000 members in Kansas, they are an important voice representing one of the state's most critical industries. And, I am honored to have their support," said Schmidt, Republican nominee for attorney general. "The KLA understands how critical it is to have an attorney general who will stand up against the federal government and their over-reaching regulations and protect Kansas jobs and our way of life. I'm committed to being a strong voice standing up for our rural and agricultural heritage because I want to help ensure that another generation of Kansans can live their lives on our farms and ranches and in our small communities."