Topeka Capital-Journal Evaluates Brownback's Performance As Governor Of Kansas

Aug 1, 2017

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback
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In 2010, then U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, during his Topeka gubernatorial campaign, told voters they should use five policy objectives to evaluate his performance – something he called the “Road map for Kansas.”

After Brownback was nominated last week by President Donald Trump to be ambassador of religious freedom, the Topeka Capital-Journal evaluated Brownback on those five items.

Brownback realized his quest for higher personal per-capita income, According to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Kansas’ earnings in 2011 were $40,883 and they increased every year through 2016 to $48,537, but raising private sector employment has been slow going – growing 2 percent in 2014, 1.1 percent in 2015 and then dwindling to .8 percent in 2016.