11/17/2009 02:56 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

KS-Gov: Businessman Tom Wiggans will challenge Brownback

Kansas Democrats are on their way to presenting the strongest slate of candidates in years with respected businessman Tom Wiggans' announcement that he will run for Governor. Wiggans, a native Kansan, will run against career politician, and well known right-wing Republican, Sam Brownback. Check out this video...

From his bio:

Tom is committed to applying his vast business experience to Kansas state government as our next Governor. By utilizing his common sense business practices to bring people together and solve problems, Tom will work with both Democrats and Republicans to pull our state out of the economic recession, ensure we have a stable state budget, and create 21st century jobs for our future.

Tom is exactly what Kansas voters need right now. A successful businessman who isn't going to let rigid ideology guide his decisions. Our state has been hit hard by these challenging economic times. Tom has the vision and experience to weather the economic storm, create 21st century jobs and improve our schools. If you'd like to learn more, or get involved you can check out his website here.

From his bio, here are some other interesting facts about Tom:

  • Born and raised in Fredonia in Wilson County, Kansas
  • Tom lives in Olathe, KS with his wife Kathryn and two teenage daughters
  • Tom is the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Peplin, a bioscience company developing a product for skin cancer and other serious skin diseases
  • Served as a Page to Representative Clyde Hill
  • Graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor's Degree in Pharmacy
  • Member of the board of Trustees of the University of Kansas Endowment Association
  • As usual, I will continue to update you on the political scene in Kansas and how you can get involved with the party and campaigns. If you're interested in helping today, here's some easy things to do:

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