Kevin Corlew has received the endorsement of the Missouri State Teachers Association, through its Legislative Impact Committee, in the 2016 election for the Missouri House of Representatives. The MSTA is Missouri's largest education association, representing over 46,000 teachers.
Based on his voting record in the Missouri House and his overall support for education in Missouri, the MSTA Legislative Impact Committee concluded that Corlew is "a pro-education candidate that the voters can enthusiastically support."
Learning of the endorsement, Corlew said, "I am proud to receive this endorsement from Missouri's teachers for my commitment to education in our state. And I'm grateful to our teachers who dedicate themselves to providing extraordinary educational experiences for students."
First elected as State Representative in 2014, Corlew is running for re-election in Missouri House District 14, which is in Kansas City's "Northland." He previously served on the Board of Education for North Kansas City Schools, one of the three highly rated public school districts that are in House District 14. The other school districts are Park Hill and Platte County R-3.
Corlew and his wife, Amy, have three school-aged children. The family is actively involved in their schools. As State Representative, Corlew often presents interactive programs about state government to school groups throughout his legislative district.
Corlew said he regularly hears from residents that they moved to the Northland because of the quality of the schools. "There is no greater example that great schools are a central component of a thriving community than right here in the Northland," he said.