When Tom Sawyer was chair of the House Elections & Ethics Committee, Tom Sawyer led the fight to pass the biggest Ethics and Campaign Finance Reform in Kansas History.
Following are the highlights of those laws that are still protecting the public today:
"Kansans who've believed that politicians care more about special interest groups than ordinary folks now have good reason to reassess their position. The Kansas Legislature on Thursday passed a tough ethics reform bill that would make it much harder for legislators and other state officials to get away with ethically questionable behavior.....
....Much of the credit for this success goes to Rep. Tom Sawyer. D- Wichita, the House's top ethics negotiator. He and his colleagues had to give ground on some issues to get a bill passed. But what remains is significant. The Legislature did well to pass a bill that dramatically increases members' accountability to the people of Kansas....."
-Wichita Eagle Editorial:
GOOD JOB Ethics bill makes officials more accountable to the public (May 4, 1991)
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