Chris Morrow

Chris Morrow

Chris Morrow, Gardner mayor, is running for the Kansas State Senate, District 9 against incumbent Senator Julia Lynn.
Morrow has served Gardner since 2011, when he was elected to city council; he was elected, again, as mayor in 2013.
“For years I have followed the exploits of Governor Brownback and his allies in the legislature,” Morrow said. “This year, though, I listened more intently to the ongoing requests from people in Southwest Johnson County that I run for the State Legislature. I decided the people of the 9th Senate district have been poorly served by the incumbent Senator long enough. It is time for reasonable, responsible, and accessible leadership to return to the Statehouse.”
Morrow said from his experience working in local government, he understands the importance of fiscal stability, investing in a well-trained workforce, and maintaining and expanding infrastructure.
“When elected, I will work with others to build consensus and promote sound policy all Kansans can be proud of and benefit from,” Morrow said. “This includes: balancing the budget, prioritizing spending, providing adequate funding for education at all levels, protecting transportation funding to invest in infrastructure projects, and increasing accessibility to healthcare. All of these are critical for Kansas to attract and retain businesses and lifelong residents.”
Morrow is a third generation Kansan, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a longtime employment industry professional. He and his wife Melissa have six children, with three of them still living at the home. Morrow will continue to serve as mayor in Gardner through the end of his term in 2017.