|Scott Morgan | Candidate for Kansas Secretary of State|
Scott has the professional and personal experience to be an excellent Secretary of State for Kansas. Even more important, Scott brings a deep and abiding respect and appreciation for our right to vote. He understands the difference between a right and a privilege.
Scott has had extensive public service experience at the federal, state and local levels. This experience includes serving on the staffs of Senators Nancy Kassebaum and Bob Dole. He represented the United States Senate on the Federal Election Commission and served as Chief Counsel for Senator Dole’s 1988 presidential campaign. Returning to Kansas, Scott served as Chief Counsel for Governor Mike Hayden and was the Republican nominee for US Congress from the 2nd District in 1990. He also served two terms on the Lawrence School Board including two years president of the board.
Beyond his public service, Scott and his wife Kathleen started and grew their own small publishing company. The Morgans worked together for 17 years building the publisher of state and city statistical reference books until selling it to the publishing division of Congressional Quarterly in 2007.
This breadth of public and private experience provides Scott with tremendous insight into both the importance of the Secretary of State’s office as well as the need for it be run efficiently and driven by the attitude that our citizens are its customers.
But beyond all of this professional experience, Scott believes that our right to vote is the right that provides the foundation for all of our other rights. Most importantly, Scott fully understands that voting is a right inherent in each of our citizens, not a privilege that government hands out.