Served 10 years as a submarine sailor in the United States Navy.
18 years of service in law enforcement.
Served as a teacher of social studies at multiple schools within the Shawnee Mission school district.
Kelsey Smith Foundation
Executive Director, Kelsey Smith Foundation.
CERTAINTY IN UNCERTAIN TIMES
- Kelsey Smith ActExpedites release of cellphone location to law enforcement in an emergency.
- Hard 50 Sentencing Law EnhancementProvides a life sentence without eligibility for parole for 50 years for murder.
- Removing Barriers to Justice in Sex CrimesRemoves statute of limitations on the crime of rape/aggravated sodomy (or sexual assault as a category).
- Adam Walsh Act EnhancementProvides for greater registration & reporting of convicted sex offenders.
- Missing Persons ActAllows quicker reporting and makes reports actionable sooner.
- Funding Child Abuse Prevention & RecoveryRequired offender fines to fund victim prevention & recovery services.
- Human Trafficking Act AmendmentEscalates offense to felony prosecution and stronger jail penalties & fines.
- Jason Flatt Act (2016 Session)Requires K-12 personnel to receive training to identify & prevent student suicide.
- Juvenile Justice Reform Act (2016 Session)Reforms juvenile code to be more effective and localizes correctional resources.
Unemployment rate in Johnson County
Persons 25 & Older with at Least a High School Diploma
Total Kansas growth attributed to Johnson County new business establishments from 2005 to 2015
KC METRO ECONOMY
Total KC Metro Area growth attributed to Johnson County new business establishments from 2005 to 2015
It is an honor and privilege to run for the office of Kansas Senator – District 21. Kansas is my home. My family (both sides) homesteaded here in the early 1860’s, in fact the Humbargar cabin in the Kansas Museum belonged to my family. My mother played in it as a child. I was born[…]
The Kansas City Star’s voter guide is out. The Senate District 21 race is covered here.
I was pleased to join former Overland Park Police Chief John Douglass and former FBI agent Michael Tabman in a live round Table discussion about the implications of the Dallas Police Massacre for Kansas. You can watch the discussion by clicking here.
After the second shortest Special Session on record the Kansas Legislature resolved the equity question. In short, this means that schools will not close (They were never in danger of doing so). You can read the Kansas Supreme Court document here.
I was pleased to be the keynote speaker at the Lansing Correctional Facility in May. These men took a step in the right direction, choosing to use education to excel and make their lives better. You can read more about it here.
After two days of hearings in a joint meeting of the FULL House and Senate Judiciary Committees on the Gannon School Finance Case one issue is clear – the issue is not about money. The issue is a court invented standard called equity. There is a second court invented standard called adequacy but the Kansas[…]
Nine facts the media won’t cover. The rhetoric has reached ridiculous levels. Facts About Kansas School Finance 1. The most recent school finance opinion was released on Friday, May 27, 2016, shortly before 5PM at the beginning of the Memorial Day weekend, which provided one day for the Legislature to review the opinion before meeting[…]
The Smith for Senate team is proud to team up with Calvin Hayden, Republican Candidate for Johnson County Sheriff. We had a fun time this afternoon and contacted over 100 voters. We look forward to more joint walks.