Ken White – Democrat for Kansas House, District 79

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Biographical Information:

I have been a loyal resident of District 79 for 16 years. I grew up in Kentucky, where I learned to play bluegrass music and often spent weekends at my grandparents’ farm, helping raise tobacco and other crops. I moved to Nashville and my first career included recording, performing, and touring with many bluegrass luminaries.

After many appearances at the Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival, I moved to Kansas to work as a web developer while continuing to play music on the side as a single dad. In 2002, I founded the marketing firm Howerton+White in downtown Wichita. Currently, my work at Howerton+White continues, and I serve on the board of the Wichita Symphony Orchestra and have been the Board President of the Wichita Jazz Festival for four years.

Personal Information:

I moved to Kansas in 1995 to raise my son in America’s heartland, and in 2004 I moved to Belle Plaine where my wife, Robin Macy, and I are stewards of the 110-year-old Bartlett Arboretum, a regional treasure that is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Campaign website/Facebook/Social Media:

KenWhite4KS.com
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Do you support any changes to abortion laws in Kansas? If so, what changes?

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What are the key education issues in Kansas for K-12? For universities?

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Are you satisfied with DCF? With the foster care system?

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What is your response to the Black Lives Matter movement?

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Did you or do you support business shutdowns to control the spread of the coronavirus?

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Would you support another statewide shutdown if coronavirus cases continued to rise? If so, what are the factors that would lead you to that decision?

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What do you think should be done to help the Kansas economy recover?

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