FEBRUARY 23, 2009…10:17 PM
Overland Park, KS City Council candidates on taxes, lobbyists
Three candidates for Overland Park’s second ward squared off in a debate tonight. Johnson County Community College board member and conservative activist Ben Hodge asked participants if they “will you cut taxpayer-funded lobbying and other unnecessary expenditures before increasing taxes?”
They responded accordingly:
Jason Osterhaus: Yes.
Laura Johnson: Yes.
Curt Skoog: No – it’s a vital service.
The three also discussed whether they would be willing to raise taxes:
While this represents only a slice of the campaign, it could be indicative of where the candidates are generally. I have known Osterhaus as a social conservative (he is a sincere Catholic who has been involved in various ministries), but he appears to be campaigning on a conservative economic message as well.
Will keep you posted on Jason’s candidacy and this race…Stay tuned.