For Immediate Release: April 15, 2020
Contact: Matt Patterson, (913) 249-5427
Amanda Adkins Raises $230,000 in Congressional Race
Overland Park, Kan. – Amanda Adkins, Republican candidate for US Congress in Kansas’ Third Congressional District announced today she raised $230,315.00 in the first quarter of 2020, bringing the total amount raised to more than $735,000.00 since announcing her candidacy last September.
Adkins started her campaign voicing a Vision for America and went on to share healthcare and economic solutions in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
“Support continues to grow as now more than ever people want experience and clear direction to solve problems facing our community, not the liberal politics of Sharice Davids,” Adkins said.
Despite local Stay-at-Home orders in response to COVID-19, Adkins had tremendous fundraising success in the first quarter. Adkins spent more than 15 years working on health management in the United States. She is the only candidate in this race who has provided a clear policy response to COVID-19, addressing both the health of the nation and the economic impact of the response. Adkins’ rare combination of healthcare leadership and business experience are missing in Congress today.
“The US is a free and open society that values the health of our people as much as the economy of our nation,” Adkins said. “It is critical there is consideration for the lasting impact of the economic policies Congress is considering. Congress has a responsibility to ensure policies and programs enacted today are accountable to future generations.”
Since announcing her candidacy, Adkins has steadily gained 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.