Greg Orman has a sister, Michelle Orman.
2008 Kansas Senate Campaign
In early January 2008 Greg Orman entered the Democratic primary for the Kansas U.S. Senate race. He withdrew from the primary in late February 2008 over unspecified differences with supporters.
"Offer Every American Access to Affordable Healthcare"
Orman's 2008 Healthcare policy was posted on his campaign's website on Jan. 2, 2008 and read as follows:
- “We spend more money per capita on healthcare than any other nation, yet still have 47 million uninsured Americans, and millions more who can barely afford health coverage."
- The rising cost of health care is a concern for many American families that requires critical attention. Greg Orman believes that offering every American access to quality, affordable healthcare coverage is a goal we should strive to achieve.
- The first step towards achieving this goal is to drive unnecessary costs out of the system. Improving our health care system to make it more efficient and available is not merely a moral issue; it is an issue of economic competitiveness.
- We must eliminate wasteful medical spending, encourage more efficient health care delivery methods, improve price transparency, and extend negotiated Medicare rates to the uninsured so that our most vulnerable citizens aren’t paying the highest price for care.
- We spend more money per capita on healthcare than any other nation, yet still have 47 million uninsured Americans, and millions more who can barely afford health coverage. As costs continue to escalate out of control, companies are passing more of the costs of health coverage on to employees in order to stay economically competitive. If we don’t act quickly to get these costs under control, we run the risk of losing health coverage as a basic benefit provided by employers.
2014 Kansas Senate Campaign
As at Oct. 22, 2014, the following worked for the campaign:
- Jim Jonas, campaign manager
- Sam Edelen, spokesperson
- Aaron Estabrook, field director
- Ashley Walker, campaign coordinator & volunteer director
- Shayne Thoman, Advanced Team Coordinator
- Emily Taylor, Finance Director
- David Beattie
- Eric Adelstein
- Mike Phillips, spokesperson
- Lawrence Journal-World: Democrat drops US Senate bid, Feb. 20, 2008 (accessed on Oct. 22, 2014)
- Vote Orman: Healthcare, Jan. 2, 2008 (accessed on Jan. 16, 2008 via the WayBack Machine)
- PRLOG: Greg Orman Steps Out of U.S. Senate Race, Feb. 19, 2008 (accessed on Oct. 22, 2014)
- Orman for U.S. Senate: INDEPENDENT U.S. SENATE CANDIDATE GREG ORMAN OPENS CAMPAIGN OFFICE, HIRES STAFF (accessed on Oct. 22, 2014)
- LinkedIn: Shayne Thoman's profile (accessed on Oct. 22, 2014)
- LinkedIn: Emily Taylor's profile (accessed on Oct. 22, 2014)
- Washington Post: Greg Orman, a political enigma, faces growing scrutiny in Kansas Senate race, September 28, 2014 (Accessed on Oct. 22, 2014)