RELEASE: Paul Davis announces Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking as running mate
PRAIRIE VILLAGE - During a four-city tour today, House Minority Leader Paul Davis announced that he has named Wichita businesswoman Jill Docking to be his running mate in his bid for Kansas governor in 2014.
“As a businesswoman, Jill is an expert in making wise investments for the future. As a former Chair of the Kansas Board of Regents, she shares my commitment to excellence in our schools,” Davis said. “Jill is an oustanding addition to this team and together we will run a strong, Kansas-focused campaign.”
Docking, 57, works as a financial adviser. She and her husband, Tom, reside in Wichita. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. Docking has been a longtime advocate for public schools and higher education, having served as the chair of the Kansas Board of Regents from 2009-2010.
Davis announced Docking as his running mate on a school bus tour that spanned Johnson County, Topeka, Salina and Wichita. They traveled by school bus to emphasize that Kansas public education will be a cornerstone of their campaign.
“I’ve known Paul Davis for 20 years,” said Docking. “I know his commitment to Kansas, his commitment to our schools and his dedication to growing our economy. He is a moderate, commonsense leader willing to sit down and reason with anyone to solve problems and get Kansas back on the right track. I'm energized and ready to get to work making him our next governor.”