For Immediate Release: June 11, 2020
Contact: Matt Patterson, (913) 249-5427
Former Governor Jeb Bush Endorses Amanda Adkins for Congress in KS-03
Overland Park, Kan. – Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush today endorsed Amanda Adkins, Republican candidate for Congress in Kansas’ Third Congressional District.
“Amanda Adkins has a track record in business and a heart for people” said Governor Bush. “Amanda is reform-minded, data-driven, fiscally responsible and innovative. As someone who can bring people together for a purpose, Amanda is exactly the type of leader the Republican Party needs in Washington. I am proud to support her.”
“Governor Bush has been a leading voice in the Republican party for many years, and it is an honor to receive support from someone who has spent their life advancing the message of conservatism, fiscal responsibility, and the value of life” said Amanda Adkins.
The endorsement from Governor Bush comes on the heels of several other high-profile conservative endorsements, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Susan Pompeo. These endorsements are proof of the strength of Amanda Adkins in the conservative movement and her ability to take back KS-03 in November.
Adkins is a long-time business leader in the greater Kansas City metro having worked as an executive at Fortune 500 healthcare leader Cerner Corporation for 15 years. Adkins is also a recognized leader in Republican politics having been twice-elected as the Chair of the Kansas Republican Party. She is also 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.
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 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.