The KSBAR Pac is an independent, bipartisan organization
whose mission, among others, is to encourage lawyers to be active in the
governmental affairs of the State of Kansas. The Bylaws of the KSBAR PAC
requires half of the eight directors to be from the same political party.
These directors are non-paid volunteer positions and they include; Tom Wright,
Chair; (D-Topeka); Rachel Pirner (D-Wichita); Susan Berson(D-Prairie Village);
and John Jurcyk, Secretary/Treasurer (D- Kansas City); Dick Honeyman,
Vice-Chair (R-Wichita); Melissa Wangemann (R-Topeka); Dennis Jones (R-Lakin)
and Dick Bond (R-Overland Park).
The creation of the Political
Action Committee for the Kansas Bar Association is an important part of
carrying out our civic duty to use our knowledge of the law to reform the law
when necessary. KPRC 1.1 reads "As a public citizen, a lawyer
should seek improvement of the law, the administration of justice and the
quality of service rendered by the legal profession. As a member of a
learned profession, a lawyer should cultivate knowledge of the law beyond its
use for clients; employ that knowledge in reform of the law and work to
strengthen legal education.
A political action committee
allows individual contributors to make relatively small contributions to a
single entity which can be commingled with other small contributions and
greatly increase the ability of the entity to make contributions of
If you have any questions about
the KBA PAC, please feel free to contact any director of the PAC. Also
please look for our website, www.ksbar.org
which will contain more information about the KSBAR Pac.