On Monday, State Senator Dave Kinskey spoke to those attending a luncheon sponsored by the Buffalo Kiwanis Club.
Kinskey, appointed to the State Senate from District 22 after the death of John Schiffer earlier this year, will be attending his first legislative session as a freshman senator and is attending local governmental and civic organizations' meetings to learn what his constituents need, want, and expect from him.
Monday's luncheon began with a short talk from the senator, discussing his early life and the importance of the hard-work ethic that comes from an agricultural background. He said he believes Washington, D.C. can learn from Wyoming, where a balanced budget is mandated by the State Constitution; and bills are limited to a single subject which eliminates pork-barrel politics; and the line-item veto that the Governor of Wyoming has that the President of the United States does not.
Speaking on his appointment as Senator from District 22, he said he is “fully aware that John Schiffer was a Kaycee boy, but that he represented both Sheridan and Johnson Counties.”
His job, he said , is to continue representing both counties and to convince people that he can and will.
He said he wants to see cooperation between the counties in economic development, fine arts programs, cooperative vo-tech training at the high school level in both counties' school districts, improved air service, leadership training and a continuation of the Legislative tours which help the rest of the country understand how Wyoming works.
After the luncheon, Senator Kinskey was asked what he could do to show residents of both counties that he can, in fact, represent both equally?
Senator Kinskey's contact information:
1 East Alger #201
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: (307) 278-6030 (Buffalo)
(307) 461-4297 (Sheridan)