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COVID has impacted our lives and our livelihoods in ways we could have never imagined. In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever that we work to bring jobs back to Kansas and grow our economy. John knows what it takes to grow jobs and he will work to bring good, high-paying jobs back to Olathe.


Rising property valuations and high mill levies are forcing too many from their homes. Especially as so many families struggle with the impact of COVID-19, we need to stop the spike in property tax increases.


With Johns’s leadership, a new specialized program was created to increase the number of counselors available in schools for children and parents. John previously served as the Johnson County Commission liaison for the Johnson County Mental Health Advisory Committee.


John has introduced and supported legislation to reduce our out-of-control property taxes and food sales tax. Ever-increasing property taxes continue to force seniors and those on fixed incomes out of their homes. John will work to bring fiscal sanity back to government spending, so taxes can be reduced for hard-working Olathe families.


  • Protect those with pre-existing conditions through guaranteed coverage.
  • Strengthen traditional Medicaid for the elderly, the disabled, and pregnant women.
  • Reduce Medicaid waiting lists for the elderly and disabled currently on Medicaid.


With the economic uncertainty facing all Kansans, it is more important than ever to be accountable with taxpayer dollars. John will fight to reduce runaway spending and advocate for a responsible budget. As taxpayers tighten their belts, so should government!


  • Extended unemployment benefits to 26 weeks
  • Supported $84 Million in additional funding for schools to reopen safely
  • Required enhanced inspections of nursing homes

I am a life-long Olathe resident. My wife and I chose to stay in Olathe to raise our family because this community has always been our home. We are proud Olathe residents and will always be here, fighting for our community – fighting for you. You can trust that I will continue my record of working across party lines to do what gets Olatheans back to work.”


Successfully fought to save and rebuild Roth Auditorium at Kansas School for the Deaf.

Passed legislation to allow up to a $15,000 tax credit for disabled Kansans to remodel their homes for ADA access.

Worked to bring transparency to local government and stop corruption through requirement to audit county government procurement and contract practices.

Fought successfully for teachers at the Kansas School for the Deaf to receive a 4.1% pay increase to match the pay increase that teachers in Olathe Public schools received, which John also supported.

What Others Say About John

We would like to express our sincere appreciation and gratitude for your dedicated work during the 2020 Kansas Legislative Session and the 2020 Kansas Special Session.

As a result of the increased funding the Legislature has provided for the entire higher education enterprise, we are better able to enhance the quality of life for Kansans and strengthen our state’s economy.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your service to our state and, most especially, your willingness to make postsecondary education an attainable goal for many.

John, Diane, John P, and their rescue puppy, Tumbler

I work as a carpenter and have served on the Johnson County Commission and in the Kansas House of Representatives.

I’m a lifelong Olathe resident, and have been married to Dianne 33 years. We are blessed to have raised our son, John Paul, here in Olathe. Dianne works at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm. I work as a carpenter, have served on the Johnson County Commission, and was elected again to serve in the Kansas House in 2018. I’ve coached youth sports from CYO elementary through high school Joco rec league, mentoring youth in teamwork to become successful not only in school and sports, but in life.

You can trust that I will continue my record of working across party lines to do what gets Olatheans back to work.

Olathe Public Schools
Johnson County Community College
University of Kansas
Graduate: KU Economics Institute for Kansas Leaders