Tom Sawyer Calls It Quits In Kansas

Posted only because it's AWESOME that a Midwestern politico is walking around with this name and I think he should be Prez because of it. 

Also . . . He should seriously think about moving to Missouri if only because nobody who ever picked up a book in the Show-Me State would vote against him . . . And that's like at least 20% of the electorate.

And so . . . 

Here's the parting statement from Tom Sawyer, the former Kansas House Democratic Leader . . . 

"In particular, I was happy to see that during this election cycle we were able to net gain one more house seat, growing our caucus to 40 members. This growth, which I hope to see continue in the coming years, will strengthen our position to advocate strongly for the issues that matter most to Kansans, such as tax relief, expanding Medicaid, fully funding public education including special education, and legalizing medicinal marijuana–just to name a few. "

Read more via link . . .

Kansas House Democratic Leader will not run for reelection

TOPEKA ( KSNT) - Tom Sawyer, the Kansas House Democratic Leader, has announced that he will not seek reelection to his leadership position. The following announcement was made on Tuesday, Nov. 22: "Today, I am announcing my decision to not run for Leadership for the upcoming 2023-2024 legislative sessions.