Name: Mike Pompeo
Current Office: none
United States Military Academy at West Point
Hometown: Wichita, KS
Republican Party Committeeman
Sunday School Teacher
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:
I'm Mike Pompeo. I want to take this time to get past the 30 second commercials and speak straight with you about why I am running for Congress.
I want to be your congressman because I believe our federal government has fundamentally lost its way.
This not about slowing down government, this is about stopping it.
Politicians - Democrats and Republicans alike - have succumbed to the power of the office,
and have taken us on a path that violates our Constitution.
We need to stop earmarks.
We need to reduce the outrageous number of federal employees and eliminate entire agencies.
We need to secure our borders.
This is serious business. And, while we're at it, let pass term limits on congress and force our leaders to live under the laws they pass.
As proof that I can be an effective leader from day 1, I offer my track record as a soldier who graduated from West Point, as a family man and church leader, and as a businessman who created more than 400 jobs here in Kansas.
I believe America's best days can still be ahead of us - decline is not our destiny. But decline is a choice we will be making if we do not elect leaders prepared to fight for our nation.
Personal responsibility and individual freedom will spur job creation, and allow American - and Kansan - ingenuity to once again make our country the greatest place to live, work and raise a family, that the world has ever known.
I'm Mike Pompeo. I'm a pro-life conservative.
During this campaign and as your congressman, I promise to always speak the truth, and I humbly ask for your vote.