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Americans for Prosperity-Kansas Names New State Director

Feb 27, 2020 by AFP

TOPEKA, Kansas – Americans for Prosperity-Kansas (AFP-KS) has named Elizabeth Patton as the grassroots group’s new state director. Elizabeth previously served as deputy state director for AFP-KS, building the chapter’s signature grassroots infrastructure and engaging Kansans to drive lasting solutions to the state’s toughest challenges.

“I am honored that Americans for Prosperity has tapped me to lead the organization’s efforts here in Kansas. Most importantly I’m proud to elevate the voices of thousands of activists across our state who want to make sure Kansas remains the best state to live, work, and raise their families,” said Patton. “On behalf of our activists I look forward to working with lawmakers, state leaders, and coalition partners to remove barriers that stand in the way of every Kansans achieving their American dream.”

Jeff Glendening served as AFP-KS State Director for seven years. He has been promoted to be the organization’s Director of Political Development.

Elizabeth Patton has been with AFP-KS for two years. Prior to her time with Americans for Prosperity- Kansas, she worked for U.S. Senator Jerry Moran on both official and campaign staff beginning in 2009, finishing as his Deputy Campaign Manager in 2016. She began working in electoral politics in Oklahoma and spent time at the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs before moving to Kansas. She has worked in both policy and electoral politics in Kansas for many years and is a mom to four kids under the age of seven.

Background and more information:

  • Americans for Prosperity exists to remove barriers to opportunity and enable every person to reach their potential. Learn more.
  • AFP-Kansas is currently working with lawmakers to pass health care reforms that will lower costs and increases access for all Kansans, occupational licensing reform to help Kansans get to work faster, as well as tax and spending reforms.
  • AFP-Kansas will host activists from across the state for a lobbying day on March 9th. This event will enable Kansans to speak directly with lawmakers and advocate for meaningful reforms that will remove regulatory barriers and ensure every Kansas has the opportunity to succeed. AFP President Tim Phillips will be joining the Kansas team for a rally that day at 10:30am.