Hi, I'm Kelly Kultala and I am running for the Kansas Senate because I believe voters in the 5th District want a change and deserve a choice when voting for Democratic representation. And the time for change is now.
Democratic representation for Topeka is weak in the 5th District. We have not done enough when it comes to important issues such as education for our youth, health care, and jobs for all of our citizens.
As former commissioner for the Unified Government/KCK, I have shown that I can bring economic development and revitalize our communities. I am proud of the success we have had in Kansas City Kansas with Village West and the Kansas Speedway, and I believe my skills can further bring economic growth and prosperity to all communities within the 5th district.
As former board member for the Piper School Board I have shown my commitment to education for our children. We need to bring money that not only goes towards education but actually gets to the classrooms and our students where it is needed most.
I am proud to have been born in Leavenworth, Kansas and to live in Kansas City, Kansas. Living in western Wyandotte County I realize the issues that are important to Kansas City, Kansas, Leavenworth, Lansing and Bonner Springs affect all of us. Working together we can bring change we can believe in, to our entire community and Democrats can be stronger than ever in the 5th District. I pledge my commitment to you and I promise to be your voice in Topeka. I ask for your vote on November 4th, 2008.
I was born in Leavenworth, Kansas and I now currently reside in Kansas City, Kansas. I have been married to my husband, Daniel Kultala, for 30 years. We have 3 daughters, Taylor (28), Whitney (25) and Spenser (21). We also have a son-in-law and two beautiful grandchildren, Lane (3) and Claire (10 months).
Graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Policial Science in 1990.
I am the Community Outreach Director for Youthville, one of the largest child welfare agencies in Kansas, specializing in foster care, adoption and counseling.
Former Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas Commissioner of the 5th District, 2001-2005