Katie Stockstill-Sawyer

I am a city girl that is learning about life on the farm. I met and married a fourth-generation farmer, Derek. I am now a farmer's wife and country girl. The move has required a few changes and a lot of learning. But I wouldn't change my new life and all of the little lessons and surprises it provides.
Katie Stockstill-Sawyer has written 101 posts for Prairie Politics

Senators continue the fight

Following Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s vote to repeal Obama’s health care plan, Kansas Senators Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran are taking their turn at derailing the controversial health care package. On Wednesday, Moran and Senator Jim DeMint, R-SC, sponsored legislation to fully repeal the law. The legislation mirrors the bill passed by the U.S. House. … Continue reading

Svaty joins the EPA

Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty has found himself a new, off the farm job. The Ellsworth Democrat has joined the Environmental Protection Agency staff as the Region 7 Administrator. A job that offices out of Kansas City and encompasses Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and nine Tribal Nations. Svaty met with his successor, Dale … Continue reading

Huelskamp calls for defunding of abortion provider

Rep. Tim Huelskamp on Thursday offered comments as part of the House’s discussion on abortion and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. The Fowler Republican is father to four adopted children. During his testimony, Huelskamp shared his adoption experiences and asked that law makers consider alternatives for women considering abortions. “Far too often too … Continue reading

Huelskamp looks to alternatives for health care

The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday voted 245-189 to repeal the health care bill heavily criticized by many in Washington. All House Republicans, including 1st Congressional District Representative Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, voted for the repeal. Three Democrats, Rep. Dan Boren of Oklahoma, Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina, and Rep. Mike Ross of Arkansas, … Continue reading

The Debate Dance

It’s pretty simple. Democrat Tom Holland wants to debate. Republican Sam Brownback does not. Continue reading

Romney endorses Kobach for secretary of state

One time presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has jumped into the Kansas political arena. On Tuesday, the former Massachusetts governor formerly endorsed Secretary of State candidate Kris Kobach. Continue reading

Huelskamp gives, accepts endorsements

First District Republican candidate Tim Huelskamp announced his endorsement of Ron Estes for state treasurer and the National Right to Life’s Political Action Committee’s endorsement of his campaign for Congress. Continue reading

Moran picks up endorsements

Senate candidate Jerry Moran has picked up two endorsements since the start of the week. On Monday, National Right to Life Political Action Committee endorsed the current congressman, noting his committee to “renewing the culture of life.” Continue reading

Analysis: AG’s race will come down to having a record versus being Republican

The state’s Republican party is aiming to take back every seat possible in Topeka. After eight years of Democrat rule and consequental Democrat appointments, GOP candidates are fighting hard to regain control in Topeka. Continue reading

Libertarian candidate announces education plan

The state’s Libertarian candidate for governor, Andrew Gray, may not be a big name in Kansas, but he has big plans for the state. Continue reading