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BAXTER SPRINGS - Grant Randall, Baxter Springs, has announced his candidacy for the 1st District State Representative seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.

Randall made his announcement at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum.

“The issue is not big government or small government, as some politicians would have you believe: but bad government versus good government,” Randall said. “The challenge we face is one of personal responsibility, of pride, of compassion, it is spiritual, it is choices made everyday; it is in the heart of every individual and in the hands of the government. The challenge we face is a culture of poverty, and it must be broken. ”

Good government believes that funding our schools should be a priority. Bad government, as the Kansas House did in 2011, makes the largest cuts to public education in the State’s history.

Randall is a 1999 graduate of Baxter Springs High School. He spent his summers fixing tires at Randall Oil Co. and playing American Legion baseball. He attended Pittsburg State University before transferring to The University of Kansas, eventually graduating in 2008 from The University of Kansas School of Law.

While earning his Juris Doctorate, Randall studied under a Supreme Court Justice, and won the Hoeflich and Nordheden Scholarship in Law for public service and social justice. During this time he interned with Kansas Social and Rehabilitative Services where he assisted state agents in investigating and reporting elder abuse, fraud, and neglect.  While at the University of Kansas, Grant also served in various capacities at the Heartland Medical Clinic. 

Since graduation, Randall has lived and worked in Baxter Springs, Lawrence, Washington DC, and Brazil. His experience includes consulting with Oklahoma Progress LLC, operations manager for Paradigm Mortgage Services, the Department of Commerce, and the law offices of Farley, Schneider, and Monger. He is currently a partner and founder of Ad Astra Solutions, LLC, a healthcare consulting firm.

 

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