This week, we are giving you the chance to meet the candidates running for the Fourth Congressional District.
REP. MIKE POMPEO (R)
As you watch the national debates and news reports on TV, I hope you know that I’m not going to sound like any of that. I’m not a professional politician. And I’m not a television personality. I'm just Mike Pompeo. And, blessedly, I've been a Kansan most of my adult life. I love it here. I love the wide-open land, the down-to-earth people and the lifestyle. And yet, I’m asking you to send me away from Kansas to represent you in Washington.
Clearly, Washington is not what makes me passionate about serving as your Congressman. My motivation is driven by what you share with me when I’m home in Kansas. And the very real opportunity to take your beliefs and ideas back to Washington and make that place more like our place.
Washington has a lot to learn about straight talk and common sense and other Kansas qualities, such as the courage to see things for what they are, make the tough decisions and then not only live with them, but live well.
At sixteen trillion dollars in debt, we all know we can't keep doing things the same way without making life pretty miserable for our kids and grandkids. You’ve told me this is unacceptable. The challenge is to convince the folks back in Washington that a majority of all Americans find it unacceptable. I’m asking for your vote so I can continue that fight. And win it. Thank you for the honor of serving you. God bless you and the great State of Kansas.