2020 Primary Endorsements

for KS House District 8

Community Leaders Endorsing Clay Norkey

Carl Gerlach, Mayor of Overland Park

Clay Norkey is a true community leader. We need Clay to represent our families and small businesses in the legislature — a dedicated servant leader who has been part of our community’s fabric for over two decades. Clay is invested in our future and will be an excellent voice for Overland Park and Johnson County to help us grow jobs, improve our infrastructure, and get our economy thriving. With the relationships he has developed locally, in the broader metropolitan area, and across the state, he knows how to build consensus while standing firm in support our city’s forward progress. Therefore, I fully endorse Clay Norkey for the Kansas House, District 8.”

Don Hineman, KS State Representative (R), Former House Majority Leader

During my time serving as House Majority Leader, I came to appreciate those representatives who had deep roots in their community and history of civic involvement at home. Clay Norkey is the candidate in the 8th District who checks all those boxes. I urge your support for his candidacy and I urge you to vote for him and send him to Topeka. And you can be assured when he gets there, he will not be beholden to well-funded special interest groups. Instead, he will answer to you!

Bob Regnier

Executive Chairman & CEO, Bank of Blue Valley

Former BV School Board President

Greg Musil

Chairman, Board of Trustees

Johnson County Community College

Commissioners, Blue Valley Recreation Commission

Shane Gardner

Lynn Spraetz

Mark Hoffmeister

Kathy Woodward

Mike Lewis

Education Professionals & Leaders Endorsing Clay Norkey

Danna Ahnemann, Teacher, Former President Blue Valley Education Association 

As a teacher at Blue Valley West and the former President of Blue Valley Education Association, I would like to announce my personal support for Clay Norkey. I have had the good fortune to work with several of Clay and Sherri’s children and the support they give to us as teachers is phenomenal. They are understanding, kind, firm, and always looking for ways to support our schools. We need people like Clay in Topeka! 

Laura Restivo, English & Leadership Teacher

One of my favorite experiences with Clay has been when he came into the Leadership Class that I teach and worked with that particular group of 30 students . . . . [He] cares about the kids and their ultimate happiness. . . . 

When Clay makes a commitment, he makes a commitment. 

It doesn't matter if I've asked him to find 20 chaperones for a Sweetheart Dance; or if he has committed to a blended family and bringing in five more boys to raise as his own; or if he's making a commitment to our community.

When he's in, he's all in!" 

Dr. Cindy Bowling

Former School Board President

Patrick Hurley

School Board Member, Local Attorney

Other Community Endorsements

Rex Hudler, Sports Announcer, Former Professional Baseball Player

Not only is Clay Norkey the right guy for the 8th District, Kansas House of Representatives, he's an excellent father and neighbor. . . . [He] is involved in a lot of things, but that's been the most important thing to me –– the family man that he is, the fact he lives here in Overland Park, and he really cares about every neighbor he's got. . . . And he's a strong voice for a community. That's what we want. He lives here. He works here. He cares about you and me. . . . Vote Clay Norkey . . . Do it now!

Kristen Johnson, Mom, HR Consultant 

Clay is my son’s baseball coach and we’re happy to support his candidacy. . . . This season, he has been very thoughtful and rational about how to lead the baseball team through the pandemic guidelines and has communicated it well to help keep everyone safe.

Our son and several of his teammates were happy to give up a Sunday and pass out flyers for him through a very hot and humid afternoon, because they all love and respect him as their coach (the parents do, too!)

[W]e think he'll do a great job representing our general area at the state level.

Mary Birch

Long-time Community Leader

Former President, OP Chamber of Commerce

Phoebe Lewis

Middle School Principal


Sheila Albers, Retired School Principal

Steve Albers, Underwriter

Dr. Jennifer Andrews, Pediatrician

Chris Ashner, Homebuilder

Anne Baggott, Attorney

Brian Baggott, Attorney

Kyle Baker, Financial Advisor

Gene Balloun, Attorney

Dr. Mark Brady, Anesthesiologist 

Andrea Bond, Nurse Practicioner

Lori Cook, Small Business Owner

Sherry Danner, Small Bus. Owner

Patrick Dietz, Executive

Kim Deves, Sales

Craig Elford, Retired

Tracy Elford, BV Schools

Ilya Frumkin, Sales

Bree Ginden, Small Business Owner

Dr. Burrel Gaddy, Orthopedist 

Stacie Gram, City Council Member

Judge Jon Gray (ret.)

Rev. Adam Hamilton, Senior Pastor

Tom Herzog, COO

Dana Hicks, Small Business Owner

John Hicks, Attorney

Jennifer Hudler, Volunteer 

Allison Hurley, Administrator

Jeanne Janchar, Attorney

Heather Jones, Attorney

Jana Kaiser, Small Business Owner

Stan Kaiser, Small Business Owner

Troy Keenan, Executive

David Krug, Professor

Rev. Karen Lampe, Pastor (Ret.), Small Biz Owner

Dustin Lentz, Broker

Scott Liggett, Attorney

Amy Loveland, Educator

Elijah Martin, College Student

M. Henry Martin, Law Student

Dr. Sherri Martin, Pediatrician

Don McArthur, Investment Strategist

Dan McClain, Attorney

Dana Mehrer, Attorney

Sheila Milonovich, Retired

Matt Misch, Treasury Manager

Dr. Julan Mukharji, Cardiologist

Clint Newton, Attorney

Dr. Becky NicholsOptometrist

Dr. Steve Nichols, Optometrist 

Craig Novorr, Investment Manager

Suresh Ravella, Engineer

Cyndi Reid, Real Estate Agent

Steve Reid, Small Business Owner

Tony Roman, Small Business Owner

Kevin Saylan, Auto Sales

Marcy Saylan, Homemaker

Mike Shannon, IT Specialist

Doug Smith, Philanthropist

Nan Smith, Philanthropist

Brian Stack, Office Administrator

Laura Stack, Nurse

Marko Ungashick, Financial Advisor

Kristen Veitch, Executive

Doug Westerhaus, Retired Attorney

Vicki Westerhaus, Attorney

Fred Wingert, Small Business Owner



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