KMBC’s highly successful President & General Manager Wayne Godsey may have officially retired from the TV business in September 2011 after nearly 30 years, but that doesn’t mean he is sitting around twiddling his thumbs.
This summer Godsey has been spending considerable time and effort supporting several conservative pro-business candidates for the Kansas Senate in the upcoming August 7 election.
In a recent email he outlined why he supports certain candidates.
“(A recent AP story) underlines the reasons that state Senate candidates like Jeff Melcher (LINK) and David Harvey are working to replace so-called “moderate” Republicans who have blocked many of Governor Brownback’s proposed reforms,” notes Godsey.
“In my own district, I am working to elect Jeff Melcher,” he says. “An engineer by training, Jeff is the CEO of NetStandard, a local technology company. I’m trying to help him because he is a conservative, pro-life business person, attributes which are too often lacking in Topeka and in Washington.
“Jeff will be a major improvement over retiring Senator John Vratil and Pat Colloton, the State Representative that Vratil has hand-picked to replace him. I know Pat Colloton. I have followed her votes since she first became my state rep. She has a record that I cannot support.
“In the past decade, Kansas has suffered a net loss of thousands of private sector jobs, while adding public sector jobs and increasing the size of government. As a result, Kansans are faced with a growing tax burden which robs private sector job creators in order to underwrite the cost of a bloated government. Kansas is desperate for the tax reform and reductions in state spending that the Governor has proposed.”