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A.J. is the RIGHT PERSON, at the RIGHT TIME, with the RIGHT EXPERIENCE

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WHY A.J.
  • Proven leader who has championed Progressive Values as an Elected Official
  • Presented Baldwin City's Non Discrimination Ordinance and guided it to becoming Law
  • Worked to build the Budget Neutral Solar Farm in Baldwin City.
  • During A.J.'s time as City Council President, Baldwin City became the Greenest Small Town in Kansas.  Over 40% of Baldwin's Energy comes from Renewable sources.
  • 11 Years Public Sector Management Experience with Budgetary & Regulatory Responsibility
  • 6 Years Non-profit Management Experience with Budgetary & Regulatory Responsibility
  • 10 Years Private Sector Management Experience with Budgetary & Regulatory Responsibility
  • Liberal Arts degree from Thomas Edison State University
  • Attended Delaware Law School, Regulatory Analysis & Compliance

 SEE HOW A.J.'S PLANS COULD HELP YOU 

AN ECONOMIC PLAN FOR KANSAS FAMILIES

Kansas should work for everyone, not just a few at the top.  Kansan families deserve a living wage and a seat at the table. A.J. will fight for a minimum wage of at least $15/hour indexed to inflation and will work to make sure every Kansan has a right to band together with fellow workers to bargain for better wages and working conditions.

FIX OUR BROKEN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Healthcare is a human right, and A.J. will fight to ensure all Kansans get the care they need. A.J. will fight to expand Medicaid. An estimated 3,756 Douglas County adults would be eligible for Medicaid if expanded in 2017. [KHI]  Once Kansas Expands Medicaid, A.J. will immediately start working toward Medicare for All legislation.

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OUR PLAN FOR WOMEN'S RIGHTS

A.J. knows women’s rights are human rights. He supports pay equity, paid family and medical leave, workplace rights, and increased protection for women against domestic violence and sexual assault.

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OUR PLAN FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM

A.J. believes we should stop criminalizing poverty, end civil asset forfeiture, end cash bail, end the use of private prisons, and stop the revolving door on probation.

Kansas should move to legalize marijuana and expunge the records of nonviolent drug offenders. Drug policy for other substances should revolve around treatment, not criminalization and incarceration.

SECURING LGBTQIA+ RIGHTS & EQUALITY

A.J. supports immediately passing legislation to prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodation, public contracting, apprenticeship programs, housing, banking, and insurance on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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JOBS & ECONOMY

Kansan families deserve a living wage and a seat at the table. A.J. will fight for a minimum wage of at least $15/hour indexed to inflation and will work to make sure every Kansan has a right to band together with fellow workers to bargain for better wages and working conditions.

Cade's Dad • Carrie's Husband • Job Creator • Champion of the Underdog • Relentless Small Business Advocate • Former City Council President • Run Toward Fires

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Evan Altman

During times like this, I think about my future family. Who will fight for its success and right to even exist.

During #pridemonth I like to highlight leaders that fight for my right, even when it’s not popular.

A.J. Stevens for Kansas is a campaign determined on building a new coalition, a coalition that brings in everyone, without proctoring a purity test.

A.J. stands up for what is right, even when it’s not popular. In a conservative community, he forced a vote on a non discrimination policy, even when the Democrats didn’t want to bring it to a vote. The thing about A.J. is that he doesn’t play party politics, he fights for what is right, and won’t stop until he wins.

Thanks to his tenacity and courage, some young boy in Baldwin City feels a little more protected and can see himself coming out one day.

A.J. is the experience we need for our families and community. True leadership, fighting for the people that have been told to be quiet far too long.

Mendie Mason

What can I say about A.J. Stevens?

 

I met A.J. while he was on city council in Baldwin City. I was new at speaking at meetings and was challenging the trail easement purchase by the city from the railroad to build a walking trail. I found it very professional A.J. would excuse himself from these discussions but still listened to concerns from everyone. Being a female, I expected to just be dismissed as I literally had no dog in this fight. I did not live along the easement, I was fairly new to owning a home in Baldwin (so technically not my tax dollars and I had never stepped foot into a council meeting nor met A.J. I did my research though and said my peace.

 

To my surprise A.J. came to my work the next day and we talked, for a long time. He listened, he gave facts, he encouraged me to continue to participate in meetings. I shot him some of my other ideas for the town and he said I had great ideas and I should keep involved. I did, I joined the tourism committee, went to other city meetings, I got involved with anything I could in my town and most of all I learned. I learned what leadership is, what non discrimination is, how to be a voice for not only myself but my community.

 

Learning that I have a voice, I left an abusive relationship, I came out to my family and friends as gay and when my family and friends turned their back on me for that A.J. was still there. I moved from Baldwin, but still keep in touch with A.J. He has never treated me differently then that first time we talked face to face. His support has meant so much and I can never express my gratitude for him encouraging me to stand up for myself.

 

Thank you A.J. for being you.

Stacey Mandell

I have known A.J. for more than 10 years, and without a doubt, he is a leader who will work for every citizen in the 10th District. He has an innate sense of righteous and fair ethics and will not kowtow to "business as usual" politics.

 

A.J. continues to grow through education and experience, and his decisions will always be based on the benefits to his constituents. A.J. will always be in your corner.

A.J. STEVENS

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