Caryn Tyson, a Kansas State Senator running for the Kansas 2nd Congressional District, released the following statement regarding tax reform:

“Many Washington Democrats are arguing that the greatest problems facing America are under-taxation and under-spending. In other words, if Congress could only spend more money and take more of your hard earned money they’d be able to take care of your needs. Nothing could be further from the truth. We need less spending and lower taxes in order to keep our recovery going, and to keep you free,” Tyson said.

“I’m disappointed my likely opponent has not only failed to distance himself from this rhetoric but has aligned himself with Washington Democrats. I’ve made my position on tax reform and tax cuts very clear. In fact, just last weeks I led the fight to return windfall tax revenues from federal tax reform back to the people of Kansas. Not taking this step is a tax increase on individuals and businesses across the second district.

“Tax reform shows how critical this election is for Kansas and our nation. The economy is finally turning around but Washington Democrats and my likely opponent refuse to embrace tax cuts for Kansans. It’s time to move forward, not backward, and create a future that works for Kansas,” Tyson said.

Caryn Tyson has degrees in mathematics and computer science from Kansas State and a master’s degree in engineering management from KU. After graduating she began working in the Information Technology industry and continued working in this field for more than 25 years. Caryn’s work included space shuttle support for NASA where she received awards for achievement and teamwork.

Caryn also served in the Kansas House and Senate and is presently the Chair of the Tax Committee, one of most important committees in the Kansas Senate. As one of the leading freedom fighters in the Senate, Tyson earned a 100 percent rating from the American Conservative Union in 2016.

Caryn and her husband, Tim – both fifth generation Kansans – own and operate Tyson Ranch in Linn County, established in 1871 by Tim’s great-great grandfather.