A New Day.
A New Way.
Michael O'Donnell for Senate
We could use your help, and it's easier than you think.
Together we can achieve more, so let's make a change.
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A New Day
We are blessed to live in Sedgwick County! From our neighborhood churches and schools to our incredible companies that literally change the world, there is no better place to live and raise a family. However, we can and must do better. We need leadership willing to listen and work with our partners in the community to bring more jobs to our region. We need leaders dedicated to keeping our taxes low and our quality of life high. I have the experience and the proven track record to make that happen. With your help we will make Sedgwick County a leader in the 21st century.
Michael O'Donnell is a 4th generation resident of Wichita. Michael and his family have been dedicated to our community for over 50 years attending schools and Grace Baptist Church where his father has been the Senior Pastor since 1984.
Michael was elected to the Wichita City Council in April 2011 and now serves as a Kansas State Senator since 2013. He continues to be a voice of fiscal responsibility for all Wichitans.
Michael is a graduate of Friends University with a degree in political science and currently serves as the Chairman of Sedgwick County Young Republicans.
Michael O'Donnell and Bob Dole
"Our daughter Kimberly, who was born with Down Syndrome, had been on the Medicaid waiting list for 15 years by the time I reached out to Michael O'Donnell for help. I knew Michael was a strong supporter of The Arc of Sedgwick County and met him at an event at the Arc. He said he would help Kimberly get the Medicaid services she needed. Within 2 months Kimberly was receiving services and now lives on her own. NONE of this wouldn't have happened without Michael O'Donnell and our entire family is grateful he is serving our community."
Kimberly, Bonnie, and Carl Fry
There are a lot of things I want to see the Wichita area lead the nation in doing. Having one of the highest sales taxes on food is not one of them.
That’s why I am fighting to cut Kansas food tax – I will not vote for any budget plan next year that does not include some tax relief for food purchases.
Since entering the State Senate in 2013, I’ve helped write laws that protect seniors against con artists and criminals by increasing prison time for Medicaid fraud, lengthening sentences for securities fraud that targets seniors, and increasing penalties for con artists who victimize Kansans over 60.
As a State Senator, I’ve fought for each classroom and made sure your tax dollars make it to the teachers and the students – where it is needed most.
Our schools and school systems are in desperate need for lawmakers who support their efforts.
Preserving Health Care
Health care functions at its best when it is between you and your doctor, not you and the federal government.
I will oppose ObamaCare consistently to make sure WE have control of our own health care – not the bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. Each time, I will vote against ObamaCare.
Limiting Federal Govt.
I will preserve our independence by combating government overreach in our lives.
Out-of-control federal spending must be addressed and spending on non-constitutional programs must be eliminated. We no longer have an option.
The 1st and 2nd Amendments are under attack daily – freedom of religion and speech, and the right to keep and bear arms.
I will consistently fight to uphold these constitutional amendments.
I will never stop working until the business climate in Kansas is the best in America. We must have a tax structure that encourages job growth and strengthens the middle class.
I support tax cuts that focus on new jobs and more take home pay – for every family and small business.
Stop Wasteful Spending
It is imperative to have lawmakers in Topeka who can and will make tough decisions for our state. I want to cut wasteful spending in Topeka and get us on course for fiscal responsibility.
I know when to say enough is enough and end the waste and mismanagement throughout government.
I will fight for the life of every Kansan from conception to natural death and will promote our law enforcement daily.
I appreciate your help and support for my campaign for Kansas Senate. Any amount is appreciated. You may donate up to $1000 per person.
Kansas State passes financial protections for seniors
The Senate unanimously passed a pair of bills Thursday designed to help protect senior citizens against financial scams. Senate Bill 354 gives prosecutors greater tools to seek justice against anyone who takes advantage of a senior, said Sen. Michael O’Donnell, R-Wichita...
Sedgwick County eyeing tax abatement for tornado victims
Sedgwick County commissioners say they’re interested in exercising some newfound authority to abate property taxes billed on south Wichita-area homes after they were destroyed in an April 2012 tornado. But they’re not sure yet how exactly that will work. A new provision in state law...
Wichita senators forming plan to eliminate tax on food
Even though it may be too late to offset costs for Wichitans if the 1-cent sales tax passes on Nov. 4, two state senators say they want to introduce a plan in the Legislature to eliminate sales tax on food. Kansas is one of a handful of states that tax groceries or food for preparation at home.“Every Kansan eats, so lowering...
Governor signs law to establish state database of scrap metal sales
A bill that would establish a statewide database of scrap metal sales in an attempt to curb thefts has been signed into law by the governor. HB 2048, which Gov. Sam Brownback signed Friday, requires the attorney general’s office to set up and maintain the database.
Senate moves GOP-backed welfare reforms
The Senate debated five hours before advancing legislation Wednesday incorporating into Kansas law a collection of controversial welfare reforms implemented by officials in the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback during the past four years...