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 LIST OF ISSUES

10th Amendment

     The 10th Amendment of the Constitution says: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." Representative Leo Delperdang still believes in states' rights and the role it plays in our government today. A government closer to its citizens will always be more responsive than a large centralized government on the other side of the country. 

     On January 20, 1981, President Ronald Regan said this during his inaugural address: "It is my intention to curb the size and influence of the Federal establishment and to demand recognition of the distinction between the powers granted to the Federal Government and those reserved to the States or to the people. All of us need to be reminded that the Federal Government did not create the States; the States created the Federal Government." Leo believes these words still ring true today. One of Leo's primary goals in Topeka is to try and bring more power back to the state and closer to the people.

Second Amendment

    Leo has stood firm for your Second Amendment rights while serving in Topeka. Every law abiding citizen has the right to purchase, carry and own a firearm. There are four important words in the Second Amendment: "Shall not be infringed."

   Representative Delperdang has been endorsed by the NRA (National Rifle Association) and given an A+ Rating! He was one out of only a handful of legislators to receive the A+ rating this year.

   The A+ grade means: A legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment.

Pro-Life

    Leo believes life is precious and will defend the vulnerable with action, not just words. Every life is created for a purpose and as such, Kansas should be known not just as a state that protects life, but one that actively promotes a culture of life. He has been endorsed by Kansans for life.

K-12 Education

    All of our children deserve a quality education. Kansas invests half of the state general fund each year in our schools, so they have the ability to provide a quality education to Kansas students. At the same time, it is irresponsible to merely focus on funding levels without any discussion of how funds are spent or student outcomes are achieved. Leo's goal in Topeka will be to ensure more of those education dollars are spent in the classroom – reducing waste and improving results for our children. Leo knows we must re-establish the control of our school system at the local level – with parents, teachers, and administrators working together to provide the best solutions for our communities. Kansas is too diverse to implement a one-size-fits-all approach, and the solution is to put the control back into the hands of parents and local school boards. During Leo's first term in office, a majority of the debate in the state house has been over K-12 education. Leo voted to remove the old tortured funding formula in hopes to institute a new method that can provide equal and fair funding to every school district.

 

Below is information about school districts Leo represents:

 

USD266 (Maize)

 

    Below is the average salary for employees of USD260 per the Department of Education’s website. (Select the photo and review USD260's budget. The information below can be found on page 11, to find the page number reference the bottom of the sheets in the document.) The definitions of each category are below the chart on sheet 11.

  • Since 2013 the average pay for the 40 administrators has risen from $79,804 to $86,320 per year.

  • Since 2013 the average pay for full-time teachers has risen from $52,862 to $56,416 per year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kansas Dept. of Education

 

    Below shows revenues that USD260 has received over the last three years. (Select the table to open the Kansas Depart of Education Website for more information. The chart below appears at the bottom of page 7.) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kansas Dept. of Education

 
USD259 (Wichita)

 

    Below is the average salary of employees in USD259. (Select the photo and review USD259's budget. The information below can be found on page 11, to find the page number reference the bottom of the sheets in the document.) 

 

  • The average administrator salary for USD259 this year was $99,436.

  • The average full-time teacher salary for USD259 this year was $60,332

 

Source: Kansas Dept. of Education

 

    Below is a number of revenues USD259 has received over the last three years. (Select the table to open the Kansas Depart of Education Website for more information)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kansas Dept. of Education

 
USD265 (Goddard)

 

    Below is the average salary of employees in USD394. (Select the photo and review USD394's budget. The information below can be found on page 11, to find the page number reference the bottom of the sheets in the document.) 

 

  • The average administrator salary for USD394 this year was $78,500.

  • The average full-time teacher salary for USD394 this year was $57,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kansas Dept. of Education

 

    Below shows revenues that USD394 has received over the last three years. (Select the table to open the Kansas Depart of Education Website for more information) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: Kansas Dept. of Education

Paid for by Leo Delperdang for State Representative, Leo Delperdang, Treasurer