Business groups support Schmidt for attorney general

TOPEKA — (Updated: October 17, 2018) — Four organizations representing Kansas businesses have announced their support for re-electing Derek Schmidt as Kansas Attorney General. Schmidt was endorsed by the Kansas Chamber PAC, NFIB Kansas PAC and Kansas REALTORS® PAC and received support from the Kansas Bankers Association PAC.

“We’ve worked hard the past eight years to make Kansas a great place to start and grow a business,” Schmidt said. “That includes successfully fighting back against unlawful federal regulations that threaten to make it harder to do business. I’m grateful for the support of the Kansas business community for my re-election.”

The organizations offered the following statements of support:

Kansas Chamber PAC
“As Kansas Attorney General, Schmidt has been a champion of the Kansas business community. Among his many efforts, he fought to preserve the state’s noneconomic damage cap and to prevent a long list of increased federal regulations during the Obama era which would have made it more difficult to do business.”

Dan Murray, State Director, NFIB
“Derek Schmidt understands the importance of small business. Our members believe he has and will continue to fight for a level playing field that will allow small businesses to succeed and create jobs.”

Jon Fort, Chair, Kansas REALTORS® PAC
“Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s leadership in public safety and fighting fraud has helped make Kansas a great place to buy a home and raise a family. He has consistently fought on behalf of private property rights and policies that support economic growth. We are proud to support Attorney General Schmidt for re-election and the Kansas REALTORS® PAC has officially endorsed him for re-election.”

Doug Wareham, President & CEO, Kansas Bankers Association
“Kansans should be extremely proud of the leadership role Attorney General Derek Schmidt has taken to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens from abuse, including financial abuse. General Schmidt has worked very closely with financial institutions, senior care providers and consumer protection organizations to stop elder abuse in our state and ensure we have harsh penalties for the abusers.”

Schmidt has served Kansas as attorney general since 2011. During his two terms as attorney general, Schmidt has provided leadership for public safety, recovered record amounts of money for Kansas consumers and taxpayers, and joined in the legal fight against burdensome federal regulations that were imposed unlawfully by the Department of Labor, EPA and other agencies.

Before serving as attorney general, Schmidt served 10 years in the Kansas Senate, including six years as Senate Majority Leader.