Senate Republican Majority Leader and Kansas Attorney General candidate Derek Schmidt made his way through the middle of the state Wednesday, stopping in McPherson to chat with The Sentinel staff.
The larger-than-life figure also has a larger-than-life resume that makes him an idea candidate for the state’s top legal office. He’s served both in the courtroom and capital and knows how to unite both sides to create results. He also understands that part of the responsibility of the attorney general’s office is to be the state’s legal representation on the national playing. That aspect is expected to become increasingly important over the next few years as more and more federal mandates – i.e. the requirement to purchase health insurance, the establishment of marriage as between a man and women, the right to prayer and the ability to control carbon emissions- are questioned in the courtroom.
The Independence resident said he’s ready and excited to be part of the fight and believes Kansas should be challenging entities such as the EPA and the federal government. That’s a stance we haven’t heard from our current attorney general- who opted not to fight Obamacare- and is one that is welcomed and well received among Republican voters.
Schmidt has a larger-than-life personality to match his above-average height and seems to have the know how and understanding to lead the state’ legal office.