Kansas Farm Bureau Endorses Re-Election of Rep. Claeys to House
Kansas Farm Bureau, the state's leading agriculture advocacy organization, today endorsed J.R. Claeys of Salina in his campaign for re-election as 69th District State Representative.
"Growing up working on a harvesting crew I understand the challenges our farmers and ranchers face in today's economy," said Claeys. "I'm proud to be a friend of Farm Bureau and look forward to strengthening and promoting agriculture in the state of Kansas."
Kansas Farm Bureau represents over 40,000 farmers and ranchers in the state of Kansas. Saline County Farm Bureau is the local chapter of the Kansas Farm Bureau.
“If elected, these candidates have a job to do – represent the best interests of their constituents,” said Steve Baccus, an Ottawa County grain producer who serves as Kansas Farm Bureau president. “We also have a job to do – make sure they understand the vital importance agriculture plays in the daily lives of their constituents, regardless of the geographic location of their district.”
“Like everything in Farm Bureau, the political endorsement process begins at the grassroots level,” Baccus continued. “Volunteer farmers and ranchers from our county Farm Bureau organizations met, reached consensus and forwarded their views to the VOTE FBF board.”
Claeys is a fifth-generation Kansan, born and raised in Salina. He is a graduate of Salina Catholic Schools and Kansas State University.
Claeys first won election to the Kansas House of Representatives in 2012. He serves on the Federal & State Affairs Committee, the Commerce, Labor & Economic Development Committee and the powerful House Taxation Committee.