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For Immediate Release For More Information

April 8, 2009 Carol Skaff


Phone: (316) 262-6066

Mike Pompeo Files Papers for Congressional Campaign and


Announces Leadership and Launch Team
(Wichita, KS) - Wichita businessman and Republican leader Mike Pompeo has officially filed
papers with the Federal Election Commission enabling him to begin raising funds for a campaign to
represent the people of Kansas’ Fourth Congressional District. The incumbent Congressman, Todd
Tiahrt, has declared his intention to run for the U.S. Senate.

“Like other Kansans, I believe our federal government has lost its way.” Pompeo said. “We need a
leader who will stand and fight against an administration that is promoting central planning and a
larger government at the expense of future generations. I am prepared to do just that. And, as a
pro-life Republican, I will fight to ensure that none of the three branches of government infringe on
our Constitutional rights.”

A lifelong Republican, Pompeo is President of Sentry International, an independent business


engaged in the manufacture and sale of oilfield and industrial equipment. Pompeo also was a
founding partner in Thayer Aerospace, one of the five largest aviation subcontractors in South
Central Kansas.

While this is Pompeo’s first run for public office, he is no stranger to public service. After
graduating first in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Pompeo served
in the United States Army as an armor officer patrolling along the Iron Curtain. Pompeo has also
been active in South Central Kansas serving as a Sunday school teacher, a deacon in his church, as a
trustee for the Flint Hills Public Policy Institute, and as a volunteer board member of the Orpheum
Theater, the YMCA and other charitable institutions.

The campaign also announced its initial leadership team with four co-chairs each of whom has been
a longtime community leader -- businessman Fred Berry, community and civic leader Gayle
Malone, and businessmen David L. Murfin and Nestor Weigand, Jr. The Pompeo campaign also
announced that its treasurer is A. Scott Ritchie III.

In addition, a broad range of Pompeo supporters from across the district have agreed to serve as the
campaign’s Launch Team. The Pompeo Launch Team consists of:

Linda & Roy Baker Adam & Ellen Beren C. Douglas Blex Bob & Martha Buford
Wichita Wichita Independence Wichita

Kenya Cox Chuck & Susie Grier Bud Hentzen Mark K. Herbert
Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita

Al & Judy Higdon Tony & Michele Isaac Dwight Keen Tyson Langhofer
Wichita Wichita Winfield Andover

Rick Macias Doug Malone Steven J. Martens Nancy A. & John D. McEwen
Wichita Wichita Wichita Augusta
p. 2/Pompeo Congress

Mike & Dee Michaelis Scott Redler Lisa Ritchie Todd & Julie Sipe
Wichita Wichita Wichita Wichita

Harvey R. Sorensen Dan & Kate Taylor Jeff & Rhonda Turner Dan Unruh
Wichita Andover Wichita Wichita

Jerry Wallace Sheryl Wohlford


Cherryvale Wichita

Supporting him in his announcement are Pompeo’s wife Susan and son Nick who are excited about
the campaign. “I have wonderful family support which gives me the confidence to pursue this
endeavor. I’ve also spent several months speaking to citizens and business owners across Kansas
who have encouraged me to run.” he said. “I intend to demonstrate to the voters of the Fourth
Congressional District that I am the right leader in these challenging times. I believe we will be
successful in taking Kansas common sense and business experience to Washington.”

Pompeo noted that this week’s filing was in compliance with legal requirements and a first step in
announcing that his campaign is moving forward and that a formal announcement of his candidacy
would be forthcoming.

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