WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — KSN News sent a questionnaire to each candidate facing a challenger in the November general election. We have not made any edits to the candidate’s answers.

Biographical Information:

(Courtesy Webster Roth)

I’m Webster Roth and live in Winfield, have been there 41 years, I grew up in Dodge City. I was employed by the State of Kansas for 32 years with my last appointment being the Superintendent of the Kansas Soldiers Home at Fort Dodge KS and retiring in 2013.

  • Graduate of Cowley County Community College
  • Graduate of SW College with 2 degrees BS and MBA
  • Certified Public Manager
  • Former Reserve Police Officer Winfield 3 years
  • Honorably Discharged from the Navy
  • Substitute teacher Oxford and Winfield
  • Hunter’s Education Instructor for 15+ years
  • Business Owner Roth Auction Service
  • Associate Broker at Albright Realty in Winfield
  • My wife owns – Trunk N Treasures in Winfield

I play trumpet with the South Kansas Symphony and Winfield Municipal band, and have played piano with Jazz for Jesus and with Randy Parks in Oxford. I currently play piano at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Winfield.

My wife and I have been married 40 years and we have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren

My Core Values

  • Clean – Body, Mind, Spirit
  • Human Worth – Everyone has value and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect

These Core Values guide my decision making.
I am committed to:

  • Representing everyone in District 79
  • Pro Education, Pro Teacher, Pro Classroom, Pro Parent
  • The Constitution and Bill of Rights Pro 2nd amendment, Pro Freedom of Religion, Pro
    Freedom of Speech
  • Balanced Budgets and best use of tax dollars
  • Reducing taxation, and Cost of Living in Kansas
  • Human Worth

ONE PROMISE: To work hard for the citizens of District 79 and Kansas.

Campaign website/Facebook/Social Media:

Facebook: Roth for Kansas

What do you think should be done to help Kansans dealing with high costs?

Property tax reduction, other areas where taxes can be eliminated food, etc.

Share your thoughts on abortion rights and restrictions.

We must protect the rights of individuals when medical necessity dictates termination of pregnancy. When it is a medical necessity, then I would not oppose abortion. Also, Regulated clinics for cleanliness, sanitation, and infection control that protects the patient.

Do you think KanCare should be expanded? Why or why not?

This is a very complex issue with varying degrees of misinformation about Medicaid expansion in Kansas and deserves further study to assess the cost benefit and not displace those that are already approved for Medicaid. Once the system is fixed with equity in the distribution of funding to rural clinics, then we can look at the options for expansion.

What is your stance on the legalization of medical marijuana? Recreational marijuana?

In a controlled environment, as prescription drugs, it may be acceptable.

Share your thoughts about transgender athletes in sports.

This creates an unfair advantage

What are your thoughts on election integrity in Kansas? Across the United States? Would you change the election process and how?

Kansas needs to have the confidence of it’s citizens that the election process is secure and not tainted with fraudulent voting.

What are the issues you would address for farmers and ranchers?

Freedom of enterprise with little government regulation to run their business.

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

K-12: Getting back to teaching History, Math, Reading, and Writing.

For universities? Ensuring that there is equity in funding for community colleges and tech schools and having a separate communtiy college commission.

What do you think needs to be done to promote social and racial justice?

This cannot be legislated but destructive behaviors should be rejected and prosecuted and human worth taught preK to 12 grade.