J.R. Claeys | Salina's Representative
Rep. Claeys created a Director of Unmanned Aircraft Systems position in KDOT Aviation, and proposed a tax credit for engineers to support development of the industry in Salina.
Rep. Claeys is responsible for a Kansas Highway Patrol recruitment and retention plan that resulted in one of the largest recruiting classes in history at the KHP Training Academy in Salina.
Rep. Claeys led the effort to reform government programs by rooting out waste while looking for more efficient delivery of the programs and services we expect from our state.
Claeys Elected Vice Chairman of State Building Construction Committee

Topeka, Kansas — Representative J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) was elected today as Vice Chairman of the Joint Committee on State Building Construction.

The joint committee, made up of members of both the House and the Senate, approves construction of new buildings and major capital improvement projects across the state, including those at state universities.

"We have a real opportunity in front of us in Salina to create a research facility that will incubate and incentivize premium-wage jobs in aviation and aerospace," said Claeys. "Our assets with a top aviation school, a technical college, a national guard training facility, an Air Force bombing range, a highway patrol training academy and an emergency management facility, give us a tremendous advantage as a community and as a state to compete for these facilities and these jobs."

Claeys is serving his third term in the Kansas House of Representatives. He also serves as the chairman of the House Committee on Transportation & Public Safety Budget, and as a member of the House Appropriations Committee and the Committee on Commerce, Labor & Economic Development.

Paid for by Kansans for Claeys, Mark Hassman, Treasurer