To the editor:
Clark Shultz has the right skills to be Kansas Insurance Commissioner.
During his 17 years in the legislature, Clark is proud to have earned a 100 percent pro-life voting record and helped pass key anti-abortion legislation that said abortions will no longer be considered a “medical procedure” for insurance purposes.
Clark is a champion for the Second Amendment, having received the Legislator of the Year award from the Kansas State Rifle Association and a coveted “A” rating from the NRA.
Clark has served as chairman of the House Insurance Committee for nine years and has been active in both the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
He was also able to serve as a key supporter of many pro-consumer pieces of legislation, including the Health Care Freedom Act and a bill ensuring families of fallen police officers and firefighters will be able to continue on their health insurance plan.
Clark Shultz also serves as chairman of the House rules committee, on which I also serve. Clark has recently received 100 percent ratings from the National Federation of Independent Business and was named a pro-jobs legislator by the Kansas Chamber of Commerce.
Outside of the legislature, Clark worked to protect consumers across Kansas as a compliance auditor for a national title insurance underwriter for more than a decade. Shultz is currently president of a title company in Wichita. He and his wife, Lori, have six children and live in Lindsborg in rural McPherson County.
Clark Shultz has been endorsed by more than 40 state legislators, including most of the western Kansas delegation. All of the northwest and north central Kansas legislators have endorsed Shultz, including senators Ralph Ostmeyer and Elaine Bowers, and representatives Ward Cassidy, Don Hineman, Troy Waymaster, and many others.
Clark has been endorsed by Big First Congressman Tim Huelskamp who served with Clark in the state legislature. Congressman Huelskamp said, “Clark Shultz is a strong conservative candidate for Insurance Commissioner. Clark has extensive experience in the insurance industry and is the best candidate to steer us through the disastrous harm that ObamaCare has caused our health care system in Kansas.”
Clark is a respected leader and deserves our support in the Aug. 5 Republican primary for Insurance Commissioner. In the legislature, I serve as chairman of the western Kansas caucus and Clark is the only candidate in the race that still makes his home in rural Kansas.
That definitely separates him from the rest of the candidates. We need to support candidates who live our rural way of life. Please join me in voting for Clark Shultz for Insurance Commissioner on Aug. 5.

Travis Couture-Lovelady
State representative, 110th District