GOODLAND, KS — Former Kansas City Chiefs lineman Dave Lindstrom is taking his shot at Pat Roberts’ opening U.S. Senate seat. Lindstrom announced his bid for the Senate Thursday morning in Goodland inside the Linin Farms Shop.
“I am announcing as of today that I am going to be a candidate for US Senate and we had 105 choices on where we were going to go and we chose this place right here, Goodland, Kansas,” said Lindstrom. “You wanna go where people are good people and they work hard. And if you are going to represent this state and our country, and the world as a US Senator then you better have idea of what’s going on with agriculture.
Lindstrom credited his time coming out to play in the Slice of Life golf tournament and getting to know the local people as one of the reasons he wanted to make his announcement in Goodland.
Lindstrom retired from the Chiefs in 1986 and worked in business as a real estate associate, broker and Burger King franchise operator in the Kansas City area. He said he wants to apply his experience in business to his political work in Washington D.C., and advocate for a strong military.
Pat Roberts announced in January he will retire after his fourth term as a Kansas senator.