Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney announced today that he has received the endorsement of the 11,000 member strong Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) as he seeks a full term as State Treasurer.


Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney announced today that he has received the endorsement of the 11,000 member strong Kansas Organization of State Employees (KOSE) as he seeks a full term as State Treasurer. 



"KOSE members help keep our communities and highways safe, our correctional facilities secure and work to provide health services to our most vulnerable citizens often at a wage significantly below their peers in the private sector," said McKinney.  "The state employees I have had the opportunity to work with over the years have shared a deep commitment to serving the people of Kansas.  I am honored to have their support."



"Many of the ideas to cut costs and improve service originate with our front line state employees," McKinney added.  "When we listen to them, taxpayers benefit."



The Kansas Organization of State Employees represents executive branch state employees throughout the state.  It is the largest organization of state employees in Kansas. KOSE seeks to make improvements on issues that matter to state employees, such as compensation, pay equity, healthcare and retirement security, workplace safety, career development, and having a voice on the job.   



"Treasurer McKinney shares a commitment to public service with state employees across Kansas," said Jane Carter, KOSE Executive Director.  "Our members appreciate his consistent support for fair wages and good working conditions for state workers as well as his continued advocacy for a public employee retirement system that is financially sound now and in the future."