19 year old Northeastern student announces candidacy for Governor of Kansas
Launches his campaign despite having never visited the state
By: Tyler For Kansas
Lee's platform consists of 5 principles:
1. The fostering of an economic environment that encourages entrepreneurship and small business development. Lee plans to achieve this through expanding the beginning farmer loan program and increasing funding to the nonprofit NetworkKansas.
2. The creation of an online education curriculum for K-12 teachers to be certified in the basics of mental health counseling. By the end of his term, Lee seeks to have every public teacher in the state certified.
3. The dedication of resources towards a more comprehensive and leading STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)
4. The creation of a prisoner literacy program and vocational training program, with the goal of cutting Kansas recidivism rate in half, from 33% to 15%.
5. A top to bottom overview of the state's budget looking for inefficiencies that will help pay for these initiatives.
Originally from Los Angeles, Lee is a business major and philosophy minor. Along with attending school, Lee runs two businesses. The first, collaredworkshirts.com, sells dress clothes to college students searching for jobs and internships. The second is Anioval.com, currently in development with plans for a fall launch, and is designed to help parents order clothes online for their children without having to worry if the clothes fit. Lee will be campaigning as a write-in candidate, along with his running mate Ben Rubin, a 20 year old English major at Northeastern.
The website of the campaign is http://www.tylerforkansas.com