James Barnett, Emporia
— Personal: Age 45; wife, Yvonne; two children at home; lived 39 years in Geary County.
— Work history: Physician, 18 years.
— Experience-related qualifications: (1) Emporia Board of Education for eight years, president for four years. (2) Active member of the Emporia Area Chamber of Commerce. (3) Practicing physician with two-thirds of practice over age 65.
— Goals & issues: (1) Education. (2) Agriculture. (3) Health.
— “Why should I vote for you?” (1) I have been involved and committed to public and community service throughout my professional life. (2) I have demonstrated my ability and willingness to address difficult issues that face our region. (3) My personal and professional life has been based on trust.
Carissa McKenzie, Chalk
— Personal: Age 47; husband, Greg; lived 13 years in Wabaunsee County.
— Work history: Rancher nine years, farmer five years, public educator 10 years, free-lance writer eight years.
— Experience-related qualifications: (1) Education and travel. (2) Community involvement. (3) Promoting agriculture via radio, print, testimony, lobbying.
— Goals & issues: (1) Lower taxes. (2) Reduce regulation. (3) Restore property rights/individual rights.
— “Why should I vote for you?” (1) I can analyze the past, plan for the future. (2) I will not lose sight of individual rights. (3) I can lead unfailingly.