The Kansas Reform Party is one of the few remaining active Reform Party state affiliates. The party has consistently run candidates, even after the collapse of the national Reform Party. The party’s gubernatorial candidate made the Leavenworth Times a few days ago.
Leavenworth, Kan. — Ken Cannon acknowledges his campaign doesn’t have as much money as those of other candidates. But he thinks Kansas voters will turn to him in November when selecting their next governor.“People are ready for a change,” said Cannon, who is running on the Reform Party ticket.Cannon and his wife, Connie, are in the process of selling a home in Salina. They are traveling in a recreational vehicle as part of what he calls a grassroots gubernatorial campaign.“We’ve literally been crisscrossing the state of Kansas,” he said.Cannon, 59, said he recently visited Leavenworth during the Kansas Sampler Festival. He also returned to Leavenworth as he completed a cycling trek as a participant in this year’s Biking Across Kansas.He plans to return to the county later this summer to campaign.Cannon, a retired educator, believes in offering incentives to promote small business opportunities.He also supports what is referred to as a fair tax, which would rely on sales tax revenue in place of income taxes.