To the Gazette:

I was disappointed to learn that Peggy Palmer had decided not to run for the  16th District State Senate position.  However, I am pleased that Ty Masterson has decided to run for that position.

During my second and last term on the Kansas House of Representatives I had the privilege of sitting next to Ty during his first term with the legislature.  Ty was a quick learner and became an effective legislator during that first year.  He will have the same success as a Senator.

I want to assure you that Ty is a true social and fiscal conservative who has earned the respect of his Republican colleagues.

Without hesitation, I encourage you to vote for Ty Masterson for State Senator District 16.  I will.

Everett Johnson
Retired Dist. 77 Representative
Augusta