Today, Kansas House Democratic Leader Paul Davis was selected as one of six rising leaders from across the country to join the NewDEAL, a recently launched national network that is committed to highlighting innovative ideas from state and local elected leaders who are pro-growth progressives.
Governor Martin O’Malley of Maryland and U.S. Senator Mark Begich of Alaska, Honorary Chairs of the NewDEAL, recognized Democratic Leader Davis for his efforts to expand engineering programs in Kansas schools in order to help Kansans develop the skills to compete for local engineering jobs.
“Senator Begich and I have joined the NewDEAL because we believe we need to look for fresh ideas not just from the top down in Washington, but also from the bottom up, where innovative leaders like Paul Davis are developing and testing their ideas out on the ground,” said Governor O’Malley, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.
“In communities throughout the country, rising state and local leaders such as Paul Davis are proving that you can be both pro-growth and progressive. The NewDEAL is designed to foster these types of ideas and these types of leaders,” said Senator Begich, Honorary Co-Chair of the NewDEAL.
“I am proud to be recognized by the NewDEAL for my work to jumpstart investments in our workforce that will grow lasting jobs here in Kansas,” said Democratic Leader Davis.
Davis and the other NewDEAL leaders are currently featured in video introductions on the NewDEAL’s interactive website, www.NewDEALLeaders.org.