For Immediate Release: March 24, 2020
Contact: Matt Patterson, (913) 249-5427
Amanda Adkins Announces Campaign Manager
Overland Park, Kan. –
Amanda Adkins, Republican candidate for US Congress in Kansas’ Third
Congressional District, announced new hires focused on management, strategy,
policy thought leadership, and advanced digital engagement. The team will be
led by Matt Patterson who will serve as her campaign manager.
An experienced campaign professional, Patterson will focus on a data and technology driven grassroots effort to counter the increased influence of outside interests that do not represent the values of Kansas City.
“I am grateful to have Matt join our team as he brings the experience, commitment and energy needed to defend the conservative, Kansas values I am running to protect,” Adkins said. “I am committed to the people of this District and Matt is an integral part of my campaign’s success.”
Patterson has worked numerous political races, both at the Federal and State levels. He began his career in politics after college, implementing a vast network of grassroots activists and digital assets for State Senate races throughout Texas, including the Dallas – Fort Worth area. Patterson also has extensive experience as a Congressional campaign manager.
Policy thought leadership will be led by Maggie Collins who is assuming the role of Policy Advisor. Collins has been with the campaign as a Strategic Advisor since Adkins announced her candidacy in September. Collins is an experienced leader in public policy and strategy, having served at The White House and the US Department of Homeland Security. She also worked for Senator Bob Dole in development for the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas.
The campaign also announced Alana Roethle as the Director of Engagement. Roethle is supporting the campaign’s efforts to engage with voters throughout the District inclusive of leading the Women for Amanda coalition, focusing on professional women and mothers in the Third District. Roethle is the former Kansas GOP State Party Secretary and former Executive Director of the 19th Amendment Centennial.
The Adkins campaign is using proven regional and national campaign leaders including Axiom Strategies for general consulting, The Prosper Group for digital strategy and marketing, and Something Else Strategies for media production.
Since announcing her candidacy, Adkins continues to gain momentum in Kansas’ Third Congressional District. She is the only KS-03 candidate to gain Contender status from the National Republican Congressional Committee and is supported by Susan Pompeo, Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO), Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) and others.
Adkins worked as a business executive at a global Kansas City based healthcare and information technology company for 15 years. Prior to that she served as Professional Staff on the U.S. House Rules Committee and advised on commerce issues in the US Senate. Adkins is the co-founder of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Excellence in Public Service Series which empowers Republican women in the areas of leadership, government and politics.
As the Kansas Republican Party Chairwoman (2009-2013) she achieved unprecedented election success. Adkins also founded the nonprofit organization, Systems of Care Initiative to make targeted investments in young children preparing them for school and the future workforce.
Adkins graduated from the University of Kansas and has lived in Overland Park for the past 17 years with her husband of 20 years, Jason, and their two children.