UPDATE: I just wanted to issue a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped out on the campaign. While the outcome may not have been what we were hoping for, I feel very proud of the clean, issues-based campaign we ran together. I do hope 30th District voters choose Democratic nominee Brandon Woodard to represent us. He’s a moderate, and should serve our district well.

And for progressives looking to support a candidate, I hope you’ll join me in working to get Rui Xu elected in the 25th District. Rui has an inspiring story, an incredible work ethic, progressive ideals and a wonderful heart.

Thanks again to everyone for your support and please keep fighting for what you believe in!



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I’m Matthew Calcara, a 4th-generation Kansan born and raised in Johnson County, and I am running for office because I believe that together, we can be the change we’ve been waiting for.

I’m extremely proud of my state, and I began this campaign because I want to make it an even better place to live, work, travel, shop, eat, play, go to school, start/grow a business, and be engaged in the community.

If you’d like to learn more about who I am, and what makes me a good choice for the Kansas Legislature, check out the Meet the Candidate page here.

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Where I Stand

We need a new direction in Topeka; fresh ideas and an honest assessment of our problems.

We need a leader who will stand up to Sam Brownback, Jeff Colyer, Kris Kobach and their allies in the Legislature.

Progress doesn’t happen overnight, especially in a state like Kansas. But it does happen. And here’s how we make it happen…

Learn where I stand on the issues.


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