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    My name is Rob Hodgkinson, and I am running for Kansas Secretary of State.

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    I am a fifth generation Kansan, born in Pratt, and raised in the Hutchinson area. In high school I lettered in football, track and debate, played tuba in band, and was a staff photographer for the school paper and yearbook. I was also honored as a State of Kansas Scholar (top 10 % of class). After high school I attended Kansas State University, majoring in Electrical Engineering Technology. I moved to the KC area in 1984 and have been living in my Stilwell home since 2000. I am married to Cheryl Kerr-Hodgkinson and have three grown children and seven grandchildren (so far) and two dogs. 

    I have experience as a laborer (painting, hod carrier for a bricklayer, silk screener for a sign maker), as a bus driver for both a school and a retirement community, and in retail (grocery in high school and retail management after my move to KC). In the late 90’s I went back to school to learn the IT world and have multiple certifications With those I did consulting work where I helped multiple companies become Y2K compliant. After 2000 I helped run a small company’s complete IT department as a Systems Analyst.

    I also know what it means to be a business owner. From 2007 to 2012 I was a partner with a window remodeling company. We tripled our business in those six years, growing from two employees to ten by the time I sold my half of the business back to my partner. I also owned a wholesale business selling windows and patio doors to both contractors and new home builders before shutting it down in 2016. My move to real estate today was a natural process and fit with my knowledge of remodeling.

    My interest in (and frustration with) government has been in place for a long time. I have run for public office five times (including for KS Secretary of State in 2006). I have been active in third party growth since 2000. I am a Life member of the Libertarian Party and have served a total of seven years as State Chairman for the Libertarian Party of Kansas.

    I was a participant in the “Study Group on the Future of Elections in Kansas” that former Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh initiated in 2009.

    I have testified many times in front of legislative committees in the interest of fairness and accessibility for Kansans to ALL parts of elections for years.

     

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    Rob Hodgkinson announces campaign for Kansas Secretary of State

    ROB HODGKINSON FORMALLY LAUNCHES HIS CAMPAIGN BID FOR KANSAS SECRETARY OF STATE

    Time for Transparency, Accessibility and Fairness in the Kansas Secretary of State’s office

    Stilwell, Kansas- February 5, 2018– Rob Hodgkinson, former Libertarian Party of Kansas State Chair, has filed to be a candidate for Kansas Secretary of State in 2018.  Rob Hodgkinson brings a diverse skill set in his bid to become Kansas’s next Secretary of State.  Hodgkinson will seek the Libertarian nomination at the party’s April 20 - 22 convention. His experience qualifies him as the candidate who best meets the voters’ expectations for the position that oversees elections and business service. 

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