Craig McPherson, CMC '06, is running for Kansas's Third Congressional district. I have copied his record from The Kansas City Star below:
I spent a lot of time these past two summers in that district, as an employee of the Kauffman Foundation. Many of my fellow interns hailed from Johnson County and indeed, I have some great friends that still live there. The district has been represented by a Democrat, but he resigned, in part because of a recognition that this will be a horrible year for the Democrats. The Cook PVI is Republican by three, so he's definitely got a shot if he dispatches some primary challengers.
Craig McPherson of Overland Park is the latest to enter the burgeoning 3rd District race for the right to succeed Democrat Dennis Moore.
McPherson, a 22-year resident of the district, was the campaign manager for 2006 nominee Chuck Ahner.
"I am running for the Republican Party nomination because we need someone who will fight for less government regulation, lower taxes and a strong national defense even when it is politically unpopular to do so," McPherson said.
He's attended Claremont McKenna College in California where he received a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.
He also attended George Mason University School of Law where he was active in the Federalist Society and was president of the Business Law Society.
His career includes service in the White House and in the Department of Justice.
The McPherson campaign will host a reception Saturday at the 2010 Kansas Days from 4 - 6:30 p.m. in River Room A of the Topeka Capitol Plaza.
Good luck to Craig and be sure to join the Facebook group supporting him.
Hat tip: Professor John J. Pitney Jr.