Home About Chat Users Issues Party Candidates Polling Firms Media News Polls Calendar Key Races United States President Senate House Governors International

New User Account
"A collaborative political resource." 
Email: Password:

  Schlingensiepen, Tobias
CANDIDATE DETAILS
AffiliationDemocratic  
 
NameTobias Schlingensiepen
Address1601 SW Boswell St.
Topeka, Kansas , United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born Unknown
Died Still Living
ContributorRBH
Last ModifiedJuan Croniqueur
May 17, 2013 06:29pm
Tags Married - United Church of Christ -
InfoMy name is Tobias Schlingensiepen (pronounced schling•in•zee•pen). I grew up in Topeka, Kansas, and live there today. I’m a pastor on leave from the First Congregational Church, a community leader, and a chaplain with the Topeka Police Department. I’m married to a wonderful woman named Abigail, and between us, we have eight children, aged 10 to 31.

As the son of immigrants, I believe in the American Dream. I saw its promise realized in the lives of my parents. That isn’t just a line; that is my life. While I believe America is the land of opportunity, we must make certain there is opportunity for all, not just for the few.

My first political experiences were stuffing envelopes for 2nd District Congresswoman Martha Keys and Gov. John Carlin. I earned a BA from the University of Kansas (Class of ’86). After attending seminary, I returned to Topeka to live and work.

In the last two years, I realized I could no longer stand on the sidelines. When Sam Brownback’s administration announced the closing of the Kansas Neurological Institute, I couldn’t stay silent. Closing KNI would have thrown into chaos the lives of more than 155 Kansans with severe physical and developmental disabilities. I organized a coalition of community leaders, and helped convince legislators from both sides of the aisle to keep KNI open. This is just one of the initiatives I’ve helped with recently.


JOB APPROVAL POLLS

BOOKS
Title Purchase Contributor

EVENTS
Start Date End Date Type Title Contributor

NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor

DISCUSSION
Importance? 0.00000 Average

FAMILY

INFORMATION LINKS
RACES
  11/06/2012 KS - District 02 Lost 38.72% (-18.29%)
  08/07/2012 KS District 02 - D Primary Won 39.52% (+4.69%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FEC COMMITTEES
C00522276 Tobias for Congress $ 56178.63