Svaty Announces for Governor

“The people of Kansas sent a loud message in the 2016 election that they are ready to change direction. The new Legislature has started to forge a path, but it also exposed a core problem: leadership matters and our Governor matters. And the next Governor in particular will matter greatly. We must undo the damage inflicted in recent years and begin again. I commit to the people of Kansas that as their next Governor, I will work together with them and the Legislature to make that happen."

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Joshua Svaty

Joshua Svaty, 37, is a farmer, businessman and public speaker from Ellsworth, Kansas where, he and wife Kimberly, run Free State Farms, a diversified family-farm emphasizing environmental improvement and innovation. After graduation from Sterling College at 22, Joshua became one of the youngest candidates to win a seat in the KS House of Representatives, ultimately serving three and 1/2 terms in the 108th House District before being named Kansas Secretary of Agriculture by Governor Mark Parkinson.

Following a decade of service to Kansans and Kansas government, Joshua was appointed Senior Adviser to E.P.A’s Region 7 Administrator–spanning Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa–the most significant and productive agricultural region in the country. Joshua’s focus centered on building meaningful two-way dialogue between the E.P.A. and Midwest farmers and ranchers.

After his federal service, Joshua served as Vice President for The Land Institute, a world-renown agricultural research not-for-profit located outside Salina, Kansas. TLI, its associates and global research partners continue to be dedicated to developing sustainable agriculture.

Joshua Svaty, wife Kimberly and their children own and operate Free State Farms, a family farm that includes wheat, sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and a cow/calf operation. The Svatys have three children, Jackson (8) Mariner (5) and Evelyn (3), and are the fifth generation of Svatys to farm in Ellsworth County, Kansas. Please take a few moments to read My Free State Story to better understand why I want to be your next Governor. Ad Astra Per Aspera.

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P.O. Box 342, Ellsworth, Kansas 67439

P.O. Box 342, Ellsworth, Kansas 67439