Name: Alan Jilka
Current Office: none
PhD in Spanish & Portuguese, Vanderbilt University
Masters in Comparative Literature, University of South Carolina, 1992
Bachelors in History, Notre Dame, 1984
Salina City Commission/Mayor (3 terms)
Eyewitness News offered each candidate in his or her party's primary 2 minutes to make their case to voters. Read what they said below:
My name is Alan Jilka, Congressional candidate in Kansas' 1st district.
One of the most important issues facing Kansans today is Health Care Reform.
I support giving Health Care Reform a chance to work.
Reform will bring 820 million dollars each year into the state reducing the number of uninsured, at zero cost to our state government and without raising taxes on the vast majority of Kansans.
Reform benefits our seniors by strengthening Medicare and improving services with absolutely no cuts to traditional Medicare benefits.
Reform also helps create jobs. Businesses will spend significantly less as a group since many employees will shift to individual plans.