About Us

The Kansas LGBTQ+ Leadership PAC is a political action committee comprised of openly-LGBTQ+ leaders from across the state, dedicated to helping LGBTQ+ candidates and causes.

Read more about our PAC in these articles from Gayly.com and the Shawnee Mission Post.


Current officers include:

  • Matthew Calcara - Chair
  • Suzanne Wheeler - Vice-Chair
  • Jeff Harris - Treasurer

The Board

All LGBTQ+ elected officials in the state of Kansas are automatically invited to become members of our board.

  • Jeff Harris, Westwood City Council
  • Jason Jenkins, Linn Valley City Council
  • Jerred McKee, Manhattan City Commission
  • Michael Poppa, Roeland Park City Council
  • Henry Schwaller, Hays City Commission
  • Cindy "CC" Smith, Mayor of Linn Valley

Other Board Members

The PAC board is open to LGBTQ+ Kansans (and allies) who are willing to put in time and money to help endorsed candidates. In return for donating some combination of time and money, board members will have the ability to nominate candidates for endorsement, as well as vote on the allocation of funds raised and whether or not the PAC endorses a particular candidate. The expectations for time and money given in order to have a seat on the board are currently under discussion.

LGBTQ+ Kansans who are interested in joining our board are welcome to contact ChairLGBTQ@gmail.com.

We could also use volunteers to help our candidates. If you're interested in that, please visit our Volunteers page here.