FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30th, 2018
TOPEKA, KANSAS – Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Craig McCullah is scheduled to officially file for the Republican nomination for Kansas Secretary of State on Wednesday May 2nd, 2018 at 10am. The filing will occur on the first floor of the Memorial Building at 120 SW 10th Ave. in Topeka. McCullah announced his candidacy on March 12th.
“It’s humbling to receive such overwhelming support from people across the state since I began this campaign” stated McCullah. “My experience and achievements within the office resonates with individuals. This office shouldn’t be the next rung on someone’s political career ladder; we need someone who knows what they’re doing.”
Sedgwick County Clerk and Chairman of the Kansas Republican Party Kelly Arnold ended his campaign shortly after McCullah began campaigning, leaving Representatives Keith Esau and Scott Schwab as the other candidates vying for the Republican nomination. Last Wednesday, the three participated in a candidate forum where McCullah received 56 percent of the total ballots cast in a straw poll that directly followed the forum.
“People are tired of unqualified individuals running state government. We have a lot of challenges in the agency and we don’t have time to wait for an inexperienced individual to conduct on-the-job training before they’re ready to do something. We need to fix things now.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12th, 2018
TOPEKA, KANSAS - Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Craig McCullah announced his candidacy for Kansas Secretary of State through a message posted on Facebook this morning. McCullah previously served as the Director of Public Affairs and Human Resources for the Secretary of State’s Office prior to being promoted to lead the agency’s Administrative Division that encompasses the Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology Departments. He resigned that post effective March 9th, 2018.
“The Office of the Kansas Secretary of State is truly a special place. This small state agency is tasked with hundreds of constitutional and statutory duties and is one of the primary facilitators of Democracy and Capitalism throughout our State. As Secretary of State I will increase the efficiency, effectiveness, and transparency of the agency and make it easier and less costly for citizens to navigate state government” said McCullah.
During his tenure at the agency, McCullah eliminated $40,000 in annual production costs of the Kansas Register and Kansas Administrative Regulations publications. He also led the procurement and management of a Uniform Commercial Code filing application that will eliminate approximately $250,000 in e-check fees per year.
Craig McCullah is the Treasurer of the Shawnee County Republican Party, a small business owner, and serves as an Infantry Officer in the US Army Reserves. Throughout his military career, he has conducted operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Djibouti, Kenya, and Ukraine. McCullah is the recipient of multiple decorations, including the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and Bronze Star Medal. He earned his Bachelor of Political Science and Master of Public Administration Degrees from the University of Kansas and resides with his wife Angela and their four children in Topeka.