Sen. Tom Holland D-Baldwin City
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Eudora Mayor Scott Hopson today formally endorsed Senator Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, in his bid for re-election to the Kansas Senate’s 3rd District. Hopson endorsed Holland over Holland’s challenger, State Representative Anthony Brown, R-Eudora.
In a press release from Holland’s office, Hopson laid out his reasons for backing Holland.
“When tragedy struck on K-10 Highway, there were several communities that came together in an effort to make the highway a safe place for all. We made numerous phone calls to our local elected state representatives. Only one stepped up to help,” said Hopson.
Holland worked with City of Eudora, Douglas County, and KDOT officials in the effort to get cable median barriers installed on K-10 Highway. Holland also worked to introduce Senate Bill 342, the Safety Corridor Act, which would utilize appropriate signage, education, and enforcement programs to reduce accidents on specifically designated highway segments where accidents frequently occur. The bill passed the Senate but died in a House Committee and was not put into law.
“Senator Tom Holland answered our calls, assisted our efforts and made that stretch of highway safer today. That is leadership. That is what we need in a State Senator, not someone who will turn his back on us in a time of need,” Hopson continued. “Tom Holland is a leader we can depend on, he is not afraid to step up and fight on our behalf. That is why I endorse Tom Holland for Kansas Senator”.
Holland served three terms in the Kansas House of Representatives before being elected to the Kansas Senate in 2008. He is the Ranking Member on the Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee. He also serves on the Senate Interstate Cooperation Committee, the Senate Financial Institutions and Insurance Committee, and the Joint Committee on Information Technology.
Holland will appear in Eudora at the Meet the Candidates – The General Election forum along with his opponent, Representative Anthony Brown on Sunday September 30. Also scheduled to attend the forum will be the 2nd District U.S. House of Representatives candidates Lynn Jenkins and Tobias Slingensipien along with Kansas House of Representatives District 42 candidates Connie O’Brien and Harold Fevurly, Jr. The Forum will be held in the Eudora Middle School Auditorium, 2635 Church Street. The forum will begin at 1:30 PM.