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KANSAS 

Your complete directory of Kansas candidates for Governor, State Cabinet, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

Kathleen Sebelius for Governor - 2006

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline (Party Candidates): June 1, 2018
Filing Deadline (Independents): August , 2018
Primary: August 7, 2018
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
= Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)
 

This page was last updated on December 15, 2017


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR & LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the election.)


[ Sam Brownback (R)* - Term-Limited in 2018. ]

Jim Barnett (R) - Ex-State Sen. Physician & '06 Nominee
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Jeff Colyer (R) - Lt. Governor, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Surgeon
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Wink Hartman (R) - Oil Company CEO & '10 US Rep. Candidate
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Mark Hutton (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Building Constractor
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Kris Kobach (R) - Secretary of State, Ex-State GOP Chair, Ex-Overland Park City Councilman & Attorney
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Patrick Kucera (R) - Businessman & Evangelist
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Ed O'Malley (R) - Ex-State Rep. & Non-Profit Group Executive
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Ethan Randleas (R) - High School Student
& Cameron Tims (R) - High School Student

Tyler Ruzich (R) - High School Student
& Calvin Tran (R) - High School Student

Dominic Scavuzzo (R) - High School Student
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Ken Selzer (R) - State Insurance Commissioner & Accountant
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Joseph Tutera Jr. (R) - High School Student
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated


Kevin Yoder (R) - Congressman, Ex-State Rep. & Attorney


Arden Andersen (D) - Physician, Agricultural Consultant & USAF Reserve Colonel
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Jack Bergerson (D) - High School Student
& Alexander Cline (D) - High School Student

Carl Brewer (D) - Ex-Wichita Mayor, Ex-City Councilman, Ex-Aerospace Executive & National Guard Veteran
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Laura Kelly (D) - State Sen. & Recreational Therapist
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Robert Klingenberg (D) - Salesman & '14 Write-In Gov. Candidate
& Kalib Martin (D) - Retail Store Employee

Joshua Svaty (D) - Ex-State Agriculture Secretary, Ex-EPA Official, Ex-State Rep. & Farmer
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Jim Ward (D) - State House Minority Leader, Ex-State Sen., Ex-Wichita City Councilman & Attorney
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Richard Kloos (Independent) - Minister, Non-Profit Thirft Store Founder & Real Estate Agent
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Greg Orman (Independent) - Businessman & '08/'14 US Sen. Candidate
& Runningmate Not Yet Designated

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2018.

Bill Graves for Governor

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor and Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the election.)

[ Jeff Colyer (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]

SECRETARY OF STATE:
[ Kris Kobach (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Kelly Arnold (R) - Sedgwick County Clerk, State GOP Chair & Ex-Businessman
Keith Esau (R) - State Rep. & Software Development Consultant
Scott Schwab (R) - State Rep. & Pharmaceutical Company National Sales Trainer

Marci Francisco (D) - State Sen., Ex-Lawrence Mayor, Ex-City Commissioner & Facilities Manager

Lucy Steyer (D) - High School Student

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Derek Schmidt (R)* - (Campaign Site)

STATE TREASURER:
Jacob LaTurner (R) - (Campaign Site)

Carlin - Docking - 1982

STATE INSURANCE COMMISSIONER:
[ Ken Selzer (R)* - Candidate for Governor in 2018. ]
Clark Shultz (R) - Asst. Insurance Commissioner, Ex-State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & '14 Candidate


Mike Hayden for Governor

STATE LEGISLATURE:

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Pat Roberts (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2020.
Elliott Adams (D) - Data Entry Clerk, Ex-Cable Installation Technician & Iraq War Veteran

Bob Dole - 1974

Jerry Moran (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Electin in 2022.


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Roger "Doc" Marshall (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Tim Huelskamp (R) - Think-Tank President, Ex-Congressman, Ex-State Sen. & Farmer

Congressman Bob Whittaker

District 2:
[ Lynn Jenkins (R)* - Retiring in 2018. ]
Matt Bevens (R) - Energy Trader & Ex-Realtor
Vernon Fields (R) - Basehor City Councilman, Retired Treatment Counselor/Nurse & Army Veteran
Steve Fitzgerald (R) - State Sen., Ex-Leavenworth School Board Member & Retired Army Officer
Kevin Jones (R) - State Rep., Pastor & Iraq War Veteran

Dennis Pyle (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep., Farmer & '10 Candidate
Derek Schmidt (R) - Attorney General, Ex-State Senate Majority Leader, Attorney & Ex-Congressional Aide

Caryn Tyson (R) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Software Engineer
Steve Watkins (R) - Defense Contractor, Afghan War Veteran & Ex-Iditarod Dog Sled Racer
Paul Davis (D) - Ex-State House Minority Leader, Attorney & '14 Gov. Nominee
Kelly Standley (D) - Minister, Business Analyst, Graduate Student & '10 Candidate in Colorado

District 3:
Kevin Yoder (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Chris Haulmark (D) - IT Director, Network Engineer & Disability Rights Activist
Reggie Marselus (D) - Retired Electrical Worker, Labor Union Activist & '14/'16 Candidate 
Tom Niermann (D) - Teacher
Jay Sidie (D) - Businessman, Ex-Commodities Trader & '16 Nominee
Brent Welder (D) - Attorney, Ex-Political Organizer & Sanders Campaign Activist

Dan Glickman

District 4:
Ron Estes (R)*- (Campaign Site)
Laura Lombard (D) - International Business Consultant & '17 Candidate
James Thompson (D) - Attorney, Army Veteran & '17 Nominee


Merritt - Libertarian

STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Kansas Democratic Party
Libertarian Party of Kansas
Kansas Reform Party
Kansas Republican Party
Socialist Party of Kansas


Joan Finney

STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State's Office

Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission


Nancy Landon Kassembaum

STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Abilene Reflector-Chronicle
Anderson County Review
Andover Journal-Advocate
Anthony Republican
Ark Valley News
Arkansas City Traveler
Atchison Daily Globe
Augusta Daily Gazette
Baldwin City Signal
Blue Valley Sun
Chanute Tribune
Clay Center Dispatch
Coffey County Republican
Coffeyville Journal
Columbus Daily Advocate
Derby Daily Reporter
DeSoto Explorer
Dodge City Daily Globe
Downs News
El Dorado Times
Ellsworth Reporter
Emporia Gazette
Eudora News
Eureka Kansas
Garden City Telegram
Great Bend Tribune
Gyp Hill Premiere
Hays Daily News
Haysville Times
High Plains Journal
Hillsboro Free Press
Hillsboro Star Journal
Holton Recorder
Hutchinson News
Iola Register
Jewell County Record
Johnson County Business Times
Johnson County Sun
Junction City Daily Union
Kansas City Jewish Chronicle
Kansas City Kansan
Kansas City Pitch Weekly (Alternative)
Kansas City Star
- (Political Blog)
Kiowa News
Lawrence Journal-World
Leavenworth Times
Lincoln Sentinel-Republican
Linn County News
Louisburg Herald

Jim Ryun

Manhattan Free Press
Manhattan Mercury
Marion County Record
Marquette Tribune
Marysville Advocate
McPherson Sentinel
Miami County Republic
Minneapolis Messenger
Nemaha County Sentinel
Newton Kansan
NWKansas.com
Olathe Daily News
Osage County Herald
Osawatomie Graphic
Ottawa Herald
Parsons Sun
Peabody Gazette-Bulletin
Pittsburg Morning Sun
PoliticsKS.net
Pratt Tribune
Sabetha Herald
Salina Journal
Sedgwick County Times-Sentinel
Smith County Pioneer
Southwest Daily Times
Stafford Courier
Taylor Newspapers
Tonganoxie Mirror
Topeka Capital-Journal
- (Politics Section)
Topeka Metro News
University Daily Kansan (University of Kansas)
Wellington Daily News Online
Westmoreland Recorder
Wichita Business Journal
Wichita Eagle
Wilson World
Winfield Courier
Wyandotte West

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