John Doll

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John Doll, Kansas Democrat for Congress
John Doll, Kansas Democrat for Congress

John Doll (Democrat, Kansas District 1) ran for Congress in the 1st District, but lost to the incumbent, see US House Elections, 2006.

To read John's own words, here is a welcome message from John.

John Doll is a lifelong Kansan with experience in the fields of teaching, agriculture, and small business ownership. A native of southwest Kansas, he has lived in both Gray and Finney counties. John currently resides in Garden City with his wife of twenty-four years, Janet, and their two children, Hayley, age 20, and Ethan, 16.

When you speak with John, you instantly find he is friendly, warm, and personable. Genuinely interested in others, he enjoys engaging people in topics that concern them the most. He has a gentle sense of humor, a firm handshake, and a belief that any man is only as good as his word. Up to date on the critical regional and national issues, John is committed to and optimistic about the future of Kansas.

As he extensively travels the sixty-nine counties of the First District of Kansas, John gives his full attention to those he meets. John explains it this way, "I really value the opportunity to meet my neighbors throughout our district. I listen carefully to all they tell me - to make sure that I truly understand their concerns, hopes, and priorities." As your Congressman, John will be exactly the same as he is now - compassionate, concerned, and committed.

John graduated from St. Mary of the Plains College and attended graduate school at Emporia State University. For 20 years, John taught the subjects of history and government in Kansas public schools. He loves sports and young people and has also served as athletic coach in Kansas schools.

John has an extensive agricultural background, first learning machinery operation, seasonal responsibilities, and the importance of teamwork on his family's farm. As a young man, John was also put to work in the family-owned feed yards and grain elevators. Later, he gained experience as crop chemical applicator and crop insurance adjustor. At present, John owns and operates a successful chemical application business in southwest Kansas.

John values family, faith, and service to country. He grew up in Ingalls, Kansas, as a "man of the land". John tells us, "I learned Kansan values at a very early age." John's parents and grandparents worked their acres, developing successful agricultural businesses in the entrepreneurial spirit of wanting to make a better life for their children. Raised in a family that is also firmly grounded in faith, John acquired humility and gratitude for the prosperous times - while always keeping in mind the ever present possibility of unexpected challenge, perhaps brought by drought or economic downturn.

John's parents emphasized to him the importance of hard work, generosity to neighbors, help for those less fortunate, and a duty to serve his community and country. These values now comprise the backbone of John's philosophy about life, government, and service to others.

In recent years, like many Kansans, John has become increasingly concerned about the direction our national government has taken. John explains, "I believe we must return our government to its roots and its rightful owners, that is, a government 'by and for the people'. I am firmly committed to establishing a renewed focus in Washington - one that puts the interests and future of Kansans in focus and in first place - for a change."

To learn more about John Doll, you can read his extensive discussions of key issues - John Doll - On The Issues.

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