2016 Candidate Screening Forms

Kansas 2016 Screening Form

Missouri 2016 Screening Form


GKCWPC Endorsement Process

Candidate endorsements for the NWPC is a tiered process. The national board screens and endorses candidates for federal level offices, with the input of the local and state organizations. Statewide candidates are screened and endorsed by state boards. State senate, state representative, and local candidates are screened and endorsed by local caucuses within their geographic areas. The state board may elect to screen and endorse candidates in areas where there is no local caucus.


The GKCWPC because of its unique position, straddling the Missouri and Kansas state line, screens and endorses local candidates in the greater metropolitan area encompassing both Kansas and Missouri. Because there is no Kansas State NWPC-affiliated organization, the GKCWPC also performs the screening for Kansas candidates running statewide in addition to the local candidates.

Considerations for Endorsements and Contributions

We endorse women candidates in primary and general elections through screening committees, GKCWPC Board and membership votes. We utilize the following considerations.



Mission-related Factors:

  • Pro-Choice
  • Support for other GKCWPC positions
  • Voting record on all GKCWPC issues (if previous office holder)
  • Current and paid member of GKCWPC
  • Recruited by GKCWPC


Campaign-related Factors:

  • District demographics
  • Poll numbers
  • Experienced candidate (have they run or held office before?)
  • Potential financial support
  • Name identification
  • Training and staff


Contributing Factors:

  • Open seat
  • Who holds or held the seat previously?
  • Friendly incumbent
  • Endorsed by other groups


If you are interested in learning more about the endorsement process, running for office, or volunteering for a candidate,
please email us.

Current Endorsements

Johnson County Local Election Endorsements


Patty Newkirk, Merriam City Council, Ward 2


Sollie Flora, Mission City Council, Ward IV


Heather Ousley, Shawnee Mission School District School Board, At-Large Seat 6


Lindsey Constance, Shawnee City Council, Ward 4


Kay Heley, WaterOne Board, Position 3



Wyandotte County Local Election Endorsements


Irene Caudillo, Kansas City, USD 500 School Board


Maxine Drew, Kansas City, USD 500 School Board


Janey Humphries, Kansas City, USD 500 School Board


Sarah Kremer, Wyandotte County Board of Commissioners, District 5


Janice McIntyre, Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees


Mary Gonzales, Board of Public Utilities, At Large



Missouri State Senate


Hillary Shields, MO Senate District 8 (Special Election)


Missouri House of Representatives


Barbara Washington, Esq, MO House District 23 (Special Election)