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.

Salina, Kans. -- Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) chairs the committee responsible for raises for public safety agency employees over the past year. The Kansas Highway Patrol, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Corrections officers statewide are receiving, or will receive raises designed to address problems with recruitment and retention in those agencies.

"Anyone in business can tell you that turnover and staff shortages cost more money in the long run," said Claeys. "Over the last two sessions we've improved public safety in Kansas by addressing needs across the state, and at home in Salina."

Salina is home to the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Academy, which just last year had a graduating class of six. The next class may set a record number of graduates at over 40.


Salina, Kans. -- Kansas House Republicans made a commitment to the people of Kansas to root out government waste and hold government agencies accountable for every dollar spent. That commitment is being kept through thoughtful study of how our government agencies operate and where we can provide better service at a lower cost.

As a fifth generation Kansan, born and raised in Salina, I know we have the tools to be the best state to live, work and raise a family. As Kansans, we know the value of hard work, and in our families we engage in sound budgeting practices that we expect from our government. Kansas House Republicans share your values and are working toward budgets that are balanced and free of unnecessary, wasteful spending.


Salina, Kans. -- Representative J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) will serve as Chairman of the Kansas House of Representatives committee responsible for the budgets of the Kansas Department of Transportation, the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas National Guard, all with a sizable presence in Salina and Saline County. Claeys was recently reelected in a landslide to his second term representing west Salina and northwest Saline County in the Kansas House of Representatives.

"I’m honored to represent several Salina institutions in the state budget process," said Claeys. "Salina is home to the KHP, the Army National Guard and a KDOT District Headquarters, and the region is home to an Air National Guard Range as well as two interstate highways critical to our state’s infrastructure."


Salina, Kans. -- Representative J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) received an appointment to the Joint Committee on Information Technology as the single selection of the Chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, Ron Ryckman, Jr. (R-Olathe). The committee is made up of five members of the House of Representatives and five members of the Senate.

The Joint Committee on Information Technology is established by statute to study the use of technology by state agencies and review new governmental computer hardware and software acquisition proposed by state agencies. The committee reviews implementation plans, including all information technology project budget estimates and three-year strategic information technology plans that are submitted to the joint committee to study the progress and results of all newly implemented governmental computer hardware and software, information storage, transmission, processing and telecommunications technologies.


The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced today their endorsement and support of Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) for Reelection to the Kansas House of Representatives.

Rep. Claeys is one of only five Kansas Representatives awarded the A+ rating as an outspoken advocate for Second Amendment rights. He serves on the House Federal & State Affairs Committee where most firearms legislation is introduced for hearings. The NRA describes their A+ rating as reserved for "a legislator with not only an excellent voting record on all critical NRA issues, but who has also made a vigorous effort to promote and defend the Second Amendment."


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.


Kansans for Life, the statewide pro-life organization, today endorsed Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Claeys holds a 100% pro-life voting record as Salina's Representative.

Claeys is a member of the House Federal & State Affairs Committee, where pro-life legislation is presented for hearings. He also participated in the March for Life in Washington, D.C. multiple times since 1996 and has a longstanding record of supporting the sanctity of life.


Dan Murray, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, said today that Rep. J.R. Claeys (R-Salina) achieved a 100 percent voting record in the 2013-14 legislative sessions.

"Small business is the engine that drives Kansas’ economy," Murray said. "By supporting small business, Rep. Claeys is supporting working families and the community."

NFIB is Kansas’ largest small-business association with over 4,000 dues-paying members representing a cross section of the state’s economy.

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