coach I build a game plan,
then I prepare each member of the team for their role in executing
that plan. But sometimes plays on either side of the ball don't go exactly as they are drawn
up. So, it is
important for each member to also understand not only their
responsibility, but also the strategy of the play so they can
best help their teammates when things don't go as planned!
it takes each member of the team giving their best effort,
both in preparation and performance, to become successful.
believe communication with
student-athletes during practice and on the game field is similar to
communication in public service. But it is NOT a one-way street. A
successful coach observes and instructs, but also needs feedback
from the team to make necessary adjustments, especially when the
game is on the line!
In the same way, I
provide you with as much information and explanation about what's going on in
government, and you need to provide that critical feedback about how
government is affecting your home, business, and community. Together
we can then develop solutions that
will be successful for schools, business, families,
healthcare, and every other facet of our communities.
is the key! If you haven't yet, please sign
up for my email list to receive my newsletters, surveys, legislative updates, and other important
information. I look forward to hearing your opinion and feedback,
Thank you for considering being a part of
As a volunteer, you can be as
active as you wish and as your time allows! I want to put the
"service" back in public service, and your local support is
essential, no... CRITICAL, to my ability to serve your community
Here are just a few ideas of how
you could volunteer. Whatever suits you and your time the best...
it's up to you!
All support is greatly appreciated!
Yard / Highway Signs
are a great way to show your support during election time! I put
them up and take them down for you each time, so you don't have to
worry about storing them unless you want to.
Events / Meetings
a large district, time and schedule can be very precious. It
helps to have a local "crew" willing to help set up
chairs early or stay a little afterward to help put things away
and get the lights, so I can make it to the next town hall
meeting on time. I also need help putting out flyers for these
may be one of the easiest ways to volunteer a few spare moments of your
time! Sharing my announcements, posts, newsletters, etc. will help
distribute the communication quicker to your local area. You can also invite
friends to connect with me directly on social media or to join my mailing
Walk and Knock
seasons are very intense for candidates with large geographic districts.
It's a lot of area to cover! Each legislative district in Kansas is based on
population, so an urban district that covers six square miles could equal a
rural district like our 120th that covers six northwest Kansas counties!
Having helpers that can put on a Smith For Kansas shirt and go door-to-door
with information can certainly help cover a large district in a shorter
amount of time.
Showcase your Community!
love seeing local success stories! People are passionate about their
communities and that dedication can be an inspiration to others! Let me help
you spread the word about something incredible in your community. From new
businesses to legacy businesses that have been a pillar of your community
for years, from a museum or historic site to cherished community traditions,
I love learning about each wonderful community in northwest Kansas and the
exceptional people that live here!
~ Be my "eyes and ears" in your community
~ Pass along ideas of events and meetings to attend
~ Volunteer to help your local election office on election day!
~ Help keep voter lists up-to-date in your area
~ Attend election canvass
Any way you wish to help out
is truly appreciated!
I work hard to earn a living and I know you do, too. It is out of respect for your hard-earned dollars that I feel
extremely grateful for all contributions. A successful campaign does have
expenses in traveling and advertising. I do my best to spend every dollar I can locally.
Your contribution of any amount
is greatly appreciated!
buy parade candy
$20 helps buy about 5 yard signs
$50 helps buy a tank of fuel
$100 helps buy radio and newspaper ads
Smith For Kansas
1970 RD 3
Weskan, KS 67762