Todd Tiahrt endorses Karl Peterjohn

Jul 5, 2012   //   by admin   //   Blog  //  Comments Off on Todd Tiahrt endorses Karl Peterjohn

Today former U.S. Representative Todd Tiahrt endorsed Karl Peterjohn for re-election to the Sedgwick County Commission.

Tiahrt represented the fourth district of Kansas in Congress from 1995 to 2011. The fourth district includes all of Sedgwick County.

In his letter, Tiahrt said: “Karl Peterjohn has proven himself as a strong conservative during his first term as a county commissioner. He has fought for fiscal responsibility and economic freedom to strengthen our county’s economy in these difficult times.”

The complete text of the letter follows. For a printable version of the letter click on Todd Tiahrt endorsement letter for Karl Peterjohn. Also, click here to view video on YouTube.

Dear Fellow Republican:

It has been a privilege and honor to represent Kansans and your concerns in Washington for 16 years. Today it is also a privilege to endorse the proven conservative for re-election to the Sedgwick County commission’s third district.

Karl Peterjohn has proven himself as a strong conservative during his first term as a county commissioner. He has fought for fiscal responsibility and economic freedom to strengthen our county’s economy in these difficult times. Karl is the only county official in Kansas who worked for Ronald Reagan while he was governor of California. Peterjohn served as a budget analyst in the California Department of Finance.

During his first term, Karl Peterjohn chaired the county commission and brought unprecedented openness and transparency about the spending of your county tax dollars. Karl led the effort to open up the county’s checkbook to view on line where you can search details about every county tax dollar.

Karl Peterjohn has continually fought to empower Sedgwick County at the ballot box by fighting for a requirement that all tax hikes receive voter approval before any increases can occur. This is especially needed for our property taxes.

While other local units have allowed taxes to go up, Karl voted for a property tax cut in his first year on the commission and has continually fought against wasteful and higher spending. He is fighting against the county’s participation in unnecessary and wasteful federal “sustainability” grants.

I hope that you will join me in supporting Karl Peterjohn for county commission at the August 7, 2012 Republican primary.

For Liberty,

Todd Tiahrt

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