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Richard Ranzau
Candidate for Governor
Reform Party of Kansas

Freedom For Kansas

Freedom From Illegal Aliens


Paid for by Richard Ranzau for Governor
Richard Ranzau, Treasurer

Richard Ranzau is a physician assistant in an orthopedic surgery practice in Wichita. He has three bachelor degrees from Wichita State University, and his wife Rachelle graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in occupational therapy. They have been married for 10 years and have three young children.

Shortly after graduating from Valley Center High School, Richard joined the Army Reserves and began college at Wichita State. He received his B.A. in Secondary Education in 1988 but took a job at Boeing as a computer analyst. After six years at Boeing, he returned to Wichita State and entered the physician assistant program. Richard graduated from the Physician Assistant program in 1997 and has been employed as a PA ever since. He had also continued to take Spanish classes after his graduation from high school, and ultimately received a B.A. in Spanish in 1999.

Richard developed his leadership skills throughout his service in the Army Reserves. The first 15 years were spent as a military policeman and included a 6 month tour of duty during the Gulf War in 1990. After becoming a physician assistant in the civilian world, Richard received a direct commission from the Army and served the next 6 years as a PA in the Reserves. He spent 15 months on active duty during the Iraq War from January 2003 through April 2004. During his deployment to Iraq, he provided medical treatment to both coalition forces and prisoners of war at two different detention facilities. Richard received numerous awards and commendations throughout his career and retired after 21 years of service.

In his spare time Richard enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and fishing. He and his family attend Westlink Christian Church in Wichita.

Illegal "Immigration"
The Center for Immigration Studies estimates that the cost to the federal government for illegal immigration is $10 billion per year and will increase to $29 billion if amnesty is granted. The annual cost for Kansas taxpayers is currently estimated at $235 million per year, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform. That is nearly $1 billion paid directly by the Kansas taxpayers in the last four years!

Considering the high cost to the taxpayers of Kansas and the significant debate going on within our country concerning illegal immigration, you would think that the politicians in Topeka (led by the Governor) would be aggressively seeking to reduce the flow of illegal immigrants into our state.

Amazingly, they have taken the opposite approach. The legislature, with the approval of the Governor, has decided to give more incentives for illegal immigrants to come to our state by giving them in-state tuition. That's right, come to our state illegally, and we will reward you by reducing the cost of your college tuition (not to mention the fact you are allowed to attend at all).

Now, does that really make any sense to you? Me neither. So I would propose we do the following:

  • Prohibit the state and municipalities from providing any form of government aid (in-state tuition, healthcare, unemployment benefits, publicly subsidized housing, etc) to illegal immigrants.
  • Require all government agencies and private businesses to verify the legal status of employees by using the automated Basic Pilot Program.
  • Allow state and local police to check the residency status of people arrested or given traffic tickets.
  • Consider establishing special law enforcement task forces to police illegal aliens and charge them with state crimes or turn them over to federal authorities.
  • Make it a felony to bring illegal immigrants into the state.
  • Fine businesses that employ illegal immigrants.

The only way to decrease the flow of illegal immigration into Kansas is with tough, firm leadership committed to solving the problem. I have made my commitment to help solve the problem very clear.

Issues that Affect Kansans
I believe that citizens all across this great state crave a government that will address their concerns and protect their rights. As your governor, I will bring the vision and leadership needed to tackle the tough issues that affect hardworking Kansans on a daily basis.

Some issues like illegal immigration and our dependence on foreign oil can not be totally solved by the governor of Kansas. I understand that. Yet, I believe that we can and should AT LEAST DO SOMETHING to address these issues here in Kansas! I will not stand idle and wait for the federal government to solve these issues. Who in their right mind believes that is the best approach to take? Apparently, our legislature and current governor do. That will change with me as your governor.

The Bottom Line
Kansans must understand that I am not seeking a political position. I am seeking to fill a leadership position. There is a big difference. If you want a politician to run your state, then do not vote for me. Instead, flip a coin and vote for the democratic or republican candidate. It doesn't matter which one. The result will be the same.

Vote Ranzau For Governor

How You Can Help
For those of you interested in helping to spread my vision for Kansas, here are a few ways to help:

  1. Register and Vote! This year you CAN make a difference.
  2. Send e-mails to everyone you know and tell them about this website. Encourage them to vote as well. In order for this campaign to be successful, it will require the efforts of thousands of Kansans working together to spread the word.
  3. Walk your neighborhood and tell them about this campaign and the issues that I am trying to address.
  4. Call your local newspapers, TV stations, and radios stations and encourage them to cover this campaign.
  5. Consider becoming a key leader in this campaign. We need people to help with public relations, fund raising, and organizing meetings. If you are interested in becoming active in this campaign, contact me.
  6. If you would like me to speak to your community group, church, civic organization, etc. then feel free to contact me:

For those who want to make monetary contributions, make your checks payable to "Richard Ranzau for Governor" and mail them to the address below:

5171 N. Harborside CT.
Wichita, KS 67204

Anyone contributing more that $150 dollars must write their occupation on their check for reporting purposes. There is a limit of $2000 per person to the campaign.

I will not accept contributions from lobbyists.

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