Tuesday, January 30, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Leavenworth, Kansas — January 30, 2018 — Republican second congressional district candidate, Tyler Tannahill, watched the State of the Union address with the University of Kansas College Republicans this evening.
“There are clear successes after a year of Republican leadership in Congress and in the White House,” said Tannahill. “I'm so proud of our armed forces for taking the fight to ISIS as we rebuild our strength abroad.”
Tannahill is a Marine Veteran who served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He also served as a military advisor to Kansas Congressman Kevin Yoder, and worked as an advocate for military veterans.
“Rebuilding our military, and providing quality services for our veterans when they come home, is a priority I'll take to congress,” said Tannahill. “The threats we face are real, and we must take the fight to our enemies.”
President Trump stated in his speech that taking care of military veterans is a promise he is keeping. He cited reforms at the Veterans Administration medical facilities.
"It is an issue that is important to me and important to the patriotic second district," said Tannahill. "I appreciate that the president cares deeply about our veterans and war fighters and the care they receive from the VA."
Tannahill is a lifelong conservative Republican and former intern for Senator Jerry Moran. He has worked to improve veterans medical care and supports full repeal of Obamacare.
"Repeal of the individual mandate is the first, important step to relief for second district families," said Tannahill. "The next step is repeal of Obamacare, and the expansion of the private marketplace across state lines."
The Obamacare individual mandate was repealed in the Republican tax reform package that also increased the standard deduction for Kansas families.
"I'll cut red tape and reduce regulation," said Tannahill. "The mission is to bring jobs home to the second district, so all of us here are benefitting from the economic comeback."
Tannahill supports lower taxes on working families and less red tape for small businesses.
“The Republican tax plan is working, and the proof is in the headlines across the country with bonuses, raises and job growth,” said Tannahill. “The predictions of the Paul Davis left were wrong, our economy is roaring and it is creating jobs and opportunity for all Americans.”
Tannahill lives in Leavenworth with his wife, Luisa, and their newborn son. He is a graduate of Kansas State University, and is the brother of K-State Football and NFL tight end, Travis Tannahill.