I would like to take the opportunity to publicly thank State Senator Tim Huelskamp for his support of Sunflower Electric Power Corporation and the Holcomb Expansion Project. Sen. Huelskamp has been a long-time supporter of the project that will make such a difference to western Kansas for decades.

Sen. Huelskamp understands the need for a balanced, sensible approach to energy that uses all fuels in a way that results in stable rates, benefits for the region and provides a secure long-term supply that communities can rely on for planning efforts. This willingness to consider long-term impacts of today's decisions has been helpful as we develop projects that will make a difference in western Kansas for years to come.

L. EARL WATKINS JR.,

Hays

Watkins is president and CEO of Sunflower Electric Power Corp.