Leslie Martin - Reform Candidate for KS State Representative, 61st District

Leslie Martin, Reform Candidate for KS State Representative, 61st District

Leslie Martin is a mother of five children and is married to Joseph Martin. They live in St. Marys, KS.

Leslie Martin is a strong proponent of traditional family values. She is pro-life and against embryonic stem-cell research. She advocates smaller government by reducing spending, and lower taxes to allow Kansas families and businesses to be successful. We must make Kansas friendly to families and businesses, or they will seek their success elsewhere.

Leslie is particularly concerned about the National Animal Identification System, which forces RF-ID tagging of all livestock and even the tracking of their feed, and which Congress has scheduled to become mandatory in all states by 2009.

This Orwellian NAIS attempts to force farmers and ranchers to register their premises (which is the crucial step as a binding contract; don't do this!), to have costly equipment, including RF-ID tags for every animal (costing from $5 to $10 each), and even to tell the authorities whenever animals are moved off their property, whenever they are born, sold, or have died within days. Non-compliance is punished with a $1000 per day fine.

NAIS is an international tracking system that favors the big corporate farmers, and it is already in place in several unfortunate countries and even in some states in the U.S.

NAIS will be the final destruction of the small family farms and ranches, since it will add crushing expenses, regulations, and fines to their already high costs of staying in business. As more and more local farms and ranches shut down, to the delight of the multi-national "Big-Beef"/"Big-Bird" companies (like Cargill, ADM, and Tyson), our food quality will diminish from the reduced competition.

Do you Eat?! Then you should be against NAIS!

Vote for Leslie Martin for Kansas State Representative, District #61.

Paid for by Leslie Martin for State Representative, Leslie Martin treasurer.

Web-Sites Against NAIS

A good web-site against NAIS is:


A site with info on this and other topics is:


Joseph Martin, Vice-Chairman
Reform Party of Kansas