FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, August 9th, 2022
CONTACT: Anna Mathews (913) 735-3371
Johnson Co. District Attorney Endorses Adkins
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Amanda Adkins, Republican candidate for Congress in Kansas’ Third Congressional District, announced this morning that she has received the endorsement of Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe.
“I am happy to endorse Amanda Adkins for Congress!” Howe shared. “As your District Attorney, I see the damage that methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl have inflicted on our community. These addictive drugs killing our citizens daily are coming across the open Southern border. Ms. Davids and Democratic leadership either fail to understand or fail to care about how the open border is impacting Kansans and damaging our community. If we truly care about Kansans and public safety in general, we should reverse these insane open border policies. Amanda understands this and is committed to ending these destructive policies. For this reason and others, she has my endorsement.”
During his tenure as District Attorney, Howe has overseen a 29% reduction in Johnson County’s crime rate and has launched numerous initiatives to fight against drug overdoses and drug-related crimes in the KS-03 community.
“I’ve known Steve for many years and have watched him work tirelessly to make Johnson County an even better place to raise a family. I share his resolve to keep Johnson County safe by supporting law enforcement officers and cracking down on the flow of lethal drugs into our community. I am proud to receive his endorsement.”
In sharp contrast to Adkins, Sharice Davids has spent her tenure in Congress criticizing the law enforcement officials who keep Johnson County residents safe. Davids has claimed our law enforcement system is “rooted in violence.” She has also criticized funding for a border wall, called for the abolishment of ICE, voted against Title 42, voted against prohibiting gang members from receiving federal benefits, stated that declaring an emergency at the southern border is “dangerous to our democracy,” and believes that “…we have to get away from thinking of everyone who’s coming to the United States as being a threat.”
Adkins previously released a full plan for securing our Southern border. It can be found at amandaadkins.com/defending-security-advancing-workforce/.