General Election Update

Want to know more about the candidates running for office this November? Use this guide to find out more about the candidates and their platforms. Those noted with an asterisk were unable to be reached directly. They will have an excerpt from their candidacy website.
United States Senator
Barbara Bollier, Democratic
The daughter of a doctor and nurse, Barbara Bollier grew up in Fairway and Mission Hills where she attended Kansas public schools all her life. She graduated from KU and went on to earn a medical degree from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. While at medical school, she met and married fellow classmate, Rene Bollier. In 1987, Barbara joined her father in his anesthesia practice at Surgicenter of Kansas City. She and her husband have two children, Anne-Marie and Bobby.

After a career as a doctor, Barbara ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 2010 to make a difference across the state. There, she served as an independent voice for Kansans, earning a reputation as a leader willing to stand up to both political parties to solve the challenges facing our families. Barbara is a strong advocate for public schools, access to affordable healthcare and balanced budgets. Following the Great Recession, she worked with a bipartisan coalition to put the state back on sound fiscal footing. And when Governor Sam Brownback forced his radical tax experiment on Kansas, she stood up to her own political party and voted no. In 2016, Barbara ran for the State Senate. There, she continued her fight to reverse the Brownback tax experiment, adequately fund our schools, and make healthcare more affordable for all. She partnered with then-Senator Laura Kelly and other commonsense leaders to build the bipartisan coalition that ultimately ended the failed Brownback tax plan that had devastated Kansas for years.

As a doctor, Barbara continues to be a leading voice of support for expanding Medicaid. In 2019, she called out the Senate Republican leadership for blocking Medicaid expansion while rural hospitals continued to struggle and close. She currently serves on the Governor’s Council on Medicaid Expansion tasked with building a bipartisan plan to expand healthcare for all Kansans.

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Roger Marshall, Republican
Doc’s most important roles are as being a husband to his wife Laina of 36 years, Dad to his four children Lauren, Victor, Matt, and Cal, and most importantly, Grandpa to his grandsons Row & Weston. Roger has always been active in his community sports programs where he has coached and often cheers for the children he has delivered. Active in his church as an Elder, Deacon and twice serving as board chair, Roger has led international missions trips and spends as much time as possible hunting and fishing.

Dr. Roger Marshall is a common-sense political outsider. As an OB/GYN, Doc delivered more than 5,000 babies during his 25 years practicing in Great Bend. He also served as Chairman of the Board of Great Bend Regional Hospital for 14 years. For the last few years, he has represented the Big 1st District in Congress. A Kansas native, Dr. Marshall earned his undergraduate degree in biochemistry from Kansas State University, before graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He received his Medical Doctorate in 1987. During the final year of his residency in St. Petersburg, Florida, Dr. Marshall was named Teacher of the Year by all other residents and faculty and earned the Resident Research Award. In addition, Dr. Marshall scored in the top one percent in the nation on the final exam given to all OB-GYN residents.
After completing his residency, Dr. Marshall moved back home to Kansas, and started his practice in Great Bend in 1991.

When elected to Congress for the first time in 2016, Dr. Marshall made 3 specific promises: Get Kansas a seat back on the Agriculture Committee, help write a Farm Bill that protects crop insurance, and jumpstart the economy by rolling back regulation and passing a tax cuts bill. Congressman Marshall was able to deliver on all three promises and the American economy is the strongest it’s ever been.

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United States Representative - 2nd District
Michelle De La Isla, Democratic
I’m running for U.S. Congress because I want to ensure that every Kansan has access to quality healthcare, meaningful jobs to support their families, a decent place to live, access to quality education and broadband, and the roads and bridges needed to move everyone— including our rural communities—safely across our state.  

After graduating from Wichita State University, I moved to Topeka and taught financial literacy, built homes with Habitat for Humanity, and participated in the Capital District Group that revitalized downtown Topeka. I was elected to the Topeka City Council in 2013, and elected Mayor of Topeka in 2017. As mayor, I have worked to create hundreds of jobs, increase funds to fix roads, open a new tech school, and reduce violent crime. As your Congresswoman, I will bring Kansans together and work across the aisle to solve our greatest challenges. 
Jake LaTurner, Republican
My name is Jake LaTurner. I am a sixth generation Kansans born and raised in Galena over in Cherokee County. My wife Suzanne was born and raised in Chanute. We met in college at Pitt State and she and I are busy raising our four children, Ava, Joe, Maggie, and Gus.
I am running for Congress in the 2nd district because the time for electing people who go to Washington and just focus on their next election is past. We must send people to represent us who make it their mission to get something done. I have a solid record of laying down on the tracks to get things done for hard working taxpayers and will take that same approach in the U.S. Congress. I have been honored to serve two terms as a state senator and now as your state treasurer, during which time I have fought to pass legislation that impacted real change. I was able to successfully pass Constitutional Carry in Kansas which gives you the right to carry a concealed weapon. I have a 100% voting record with Kansans for Life and received the Pro-Life Hero award for successfully passing Simon's Law, which puts parents in charge of their children's healthcare decisions. As Treasurer I have returned a record amount of unclaimed property to the people of our state. As your Congressman, I will ardently defend the right to life, the 2nd amendment and not waste any time getting to work reviving our economy which has been so devastated by COVID-19. We need to increase take home pay for Kansans, get a vaccine fast tracked and hold the Chinese Communist Party accountable by bringing our supply chain home.
You can read more about my campaign promises at ContractwithKansas.com. I vow to continue to live and raise my family in Kansas because this is my home and I believe it is important to be represented by someone who is in touch with the everyday life of people in their state. I will represent you well and I ask for your vote on November 3rd. 
County Commissioner District 3
Fred Brown, Democratic
Because of my dedication to the future of the Coffeyville area and Montgomery County, I am running for re-election. I have served actively and have been very involved in the concerns of our community for the past 12 years.  
  
As we are all aware, small communities have had financial hardships due to populations and businesses moving to larger cities. During my tenure, I have focused on fiscal responsibility that will continue to provide services while keeping taxes as low as possible. Some of my accomplishments have been rebuilding roads and clean-up following the 2007 flood, management of FEMA funds for destroyed homes, and refinery negotiations for their fair tax valuation responsibility. I work very actively with the Montgomery County Action Council in promoting buyers for existing business structures and for new companies to consider locating in our community. Together, we accomplished the sale of the Amazon building to the Phoenix Company who brought in Array Technologies with 45 new jobs and a plan of future job expansion. The AIW building was deteriorating and the owners had contacted a salvage company that would have taken them completely off our tax rolls. However, with Montgomery County Action working with us, we were able to get the building sold to Prosperiti Builders. This is a company that plans on having 200 future jobs for our community once they complete all the necessary repairs. In addition, we now have three new companies in the former Dixon building at the Industrial Park who have future plans of expansion. We worked with MCAC and the City of Coffeyville on a $1,000,000 grant to provide a road to a new shipping and receiving facility at Acme that provided 50 more jobs to our community. 
Our commission has worked together to improve health services county wide. I would like to make mention of false and twisted rumors that are circulating in our community. Let me be clear to everyone that our Montgomery County Commission has never given any of your tax money to be used for another county. In 2017, the city of Independence had financial problems and lost their hospital. They needed an emergency facility quickly. The City of Independence, who is part of Montgomery County, asked the commission for emergency medical financial help during this time. At that meeting, the commission approved $100,000 for Independence AND also approved $100,000 for emergency medical for the Coffeyville Hospital to be fair in the use of county funds. Independence requested their community emergency facility funds to be sent directly to their builder, which was Labette Health. This money was for the community emergency health of Independence which can be verified. Coffeyville was able to use their emergency fund later that year. Another rumor was that a stipend is given annually to Labette County because Independence people go there, which is ridiculous and unbelievable. The Montgomery County Commission cannot give funds to another county for their use because the money belongs to the people, not a commission. The Montgomery County Employees have self insured medical benefits and if they choose to go to another county for medical care and use their insurance, the County Employees Fund pays for those medical services, not your tax money. This is another rumor that needs to be stopped.

Thank you for allowing me to serve you these past 12 years. For the future, I plan to continue to work on economic development with the expansion of industry to bring more jobs to our community. I hope to serve you the next 4 years through your confidence and support of my work, my integrity, my honesty, and my love for the people of this community. I would appreciate your vote on November 4, 2020.  

Mike Cordra, Republican
It's time to commit to change and start a new beginning in Montgomery County. A county that is progressive and thriving. I have been married to my lovely wife Lynn for 30 years and have blessed with 3 sons, Tyler, Wade and Ethan. We have 3 daughter-in-law and 5 grandchildren. We attend Dearing Christian Church.

I attended John Brown University and earned a Bachelor's of Science degree. I also worked on a Master's of Administration degree at Pittsburg State University. I worked 35 years at Union Pacific Railroad in bridge construction and maintenance. Together with my wife, we owned and operated a carwash, storage units and snack shack for 13 years before selling and retiring. I am presently on the Cedar Bluff Camp Board of Directors and served a 4 year term on the Park's Advisor Board. I also serve my community as a member of the noon Lion's Club.

I have lived in Coffeyville my whole life, so my decision to run for office was based solely on wanting to give back and serve my home town and county. If elected, I will stand for fair and unbiased representation, transparent leadership and accountability and to be fiscally responsible with taxpayer's money. I will work diligently to ensure that the county is aligned and open to new business and industry. I will work closely with elected personnel and department heads to provide the best services for all citizens of Montgomery County.

I will make the commitment to start the much needed progressive change and new direction for Montgomery County.
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