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Meet Trevor Keegan

My name is Trevor Keegan and I am a life-long Kansan and have been a resident of Lenexa for the past twelve years. I grew up on a farm in the small community of Baileyville, located in northeast Kansas in Nemaha County. Growing up on a farm taught me the value of a hard day’s work, and growing up in a small community like Baileyville taught me the value of being a good neighbor. Meet Trevor Keegan, resident of Lenexa Kansas and candidate for Congress. Both of these are values that I believe our nation as a whole and especially our elected representatives often do not understand.

My father has been a life-long farmer, just like the generations of our family before him, even before my ancestors immigrated to America from Germany and Ireland. My father has taught me many things throughout my life, not only about being a hard worker, but also about giving back to your community through public service. I can still remember walking beside my father in the county fair parade when he was running for county commissioner. I remember my father talking about the importance of good roads and efficient government, not only when he served as county commissioner but even as a private citizen. And private citizens being interested in our government and openly sharing opinions about how to make our government better is one of the things that makes this country so great.

After graduating high school I continued to be involved in the family farm, but I also chose to pursue a degree at Kansas State University. I eventually ended up as an Industrial Engineering major. The easiest way to explain what Industrial Engineers do is that we are efficiency experts. Meet Trevor Keegan, farmer, small business owner, leader, and candidate for Congress. This means we are always looking for the most efficient ways to do something, eliminating waste and focusing on value added work. This also includes being efficient with money, making sure that companies are efficient with their investments and making the most of their money by utilizing it intelligently. This is the exact type of expertise that we need in Washington. Our government’s goal needs to be to utilize our tax dollars in the most efficient way possible while also being as efficient as possible in delivering the vital services that our government provides.

After I graduated from Kansas State University in 2006, I took a job with an IT consulting firm and moved to Lenexa. My time in IT consulting has allowed me the opportunity to greatly expand my understanding of the world through different experiences and traveling throughout the country. I have had the opportunity to work in many different states and multiple countries, with people of all different backgrounds and nationalities. No matter how different our backgrounds are, nearly everyone wants the same thing. Everyone wants to be treated with respect, and have the opportunity to earn a decent living and provide for a comfortable life for themselves and their family. Meet Trevor Keegan, loving husband and candidate for Congress. Our government needs to do its best to make this possible for everyone that calls this great nation home.

In addition to my day job, I am also a small business owner. I continue to be involved in the family farm in Baileyville with my father. I now farm 530 acres myself and continue to help my father with his operation. I understand many of the issues that face America’s farmers and the impact that the federal government has on them. I have also recently incorporated a small business with my wife and I understand many of the issues that small business owners face in starting their own company.

In my personal life, I have been married to my loving wife Elizabeth for nearly two years. We enjoy spending time with family and exploring new parts of Kansas City, as well as the occasional cooking class. We both love giving back to our community, through organizations like Operation Breakthrough, the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA), and the Great Plains SPCA. I am also currently serving as the vice president of the Kansas City Children’s Assistance Network (KC CAN), which is an organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life of Kansas City’s children.