STATE SENATE & HOUSE OF REP CANDIDATES

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STATE SENATOR 18th DISTRICT

Kristen O'Shea

State Senate #18

As a small business owner, I’ve suffered firsthand from the economic downturn with COVID. My work with strengths coaching and formerly with Heartland Visioning/Topeka Chamber has been about bringing disparate voices together to find common ground.

Tobias Schlingensiepen

State Senate #18

I am running because I want to represent the people of Senate District 18, where I hope to continue the commonsense leadership trajectory Senator Laura Kelly modeled during her tenure. 

STATE SENATOR 19th DISTRICT

Anthony Hensley

State Senate #19

Given the uncertain times created by the pandemic, I want to continue working hard for the hardworking people of the 19th District.

Rick Kloos

State Senate #19

I’m running for Kansas Senate because I care about the community I live in and its future generations. I believe we can do politics better. In these times, it’s important that we’re working together to find solutions that best benefit Kansans.

STATE SENATOR 20th DISTRICT

Brenda S. Dietrich

State Senate #20

I am running for the 20th Senate District for the same reasons I ran for the House….to restore trust and faith in the legislative process and to bring common sense solutions to complicated issues to create a better Kansas for those that I serve.

Rachel Willis

State Senate #20

I’m running for Senate District 20 because the district needs a strong leader who will work hard to continue to move Kansas forward, ensuring that all Kansans have the opportunities to lead their lives to the fullest and to create a bright future.

STATE REP 47th DISTRICT

Michael Caddell

State Rep #47

Ronald B. Ellis

State Rep #47

STATE REP 50th DISTRICT

Timothy B. Reed

State Rep #50

Fred C. Patton

State Rep #50

I initially ran because of my concern with the direction our state was heading. Since being elected, I have served as a voice for common sense solutions to the issues facing our state. I will continue to be this voice if re-elected.

STATE REP 52nd DISTRICT

Mary Lou Davis

State Rep #52

Jesse Borjon

State Rep #52

I’m running to put my public service experience in state government and small business ownership to work for the people of the 52nd House District and to be a common sense voice for our families, our businesses and our schools.

STATE REP 53rd DISTRICT

Jim Gartner

State Rep #53

Jeff Coen

State Rep #53

STATE REP 54th DISTRICT

John Brosz

State Rep #54

Ken Corbet

State Rep #54

STATE REP 55th DISTRICT

Annie Kuether

State Rep #55

I’d like to continue to serve the people of the 55th district.

Janlyn Nesbett Tucker

State Rep #55

The days of John F. Kennedy style leadership don’t have to be a thing of the past. Trusted leadership has never been more important than it is today. Our career politicians have lost touch with those they serve. After 24 years it’s time for change.

STATE REP 56th DISTRICT

Virgil Weigel

State Rep #56

I am running for re-election to continue the work we started over two years ago-school funding, KDOT construction and repair of infrastructure, increased services for our veterans and military.

Tim Clothier

State Rep #56

We in the 56th District deserve a leader who prioritizes education, understands what really grows business, who will work across the aisle to achieve results for all Kansans and who has the courage and energy to fight hard for our community.

STATE REP 57th DISTRICT

John Alcala

State Rep #57

Michael Martin

State Rep #57

I have spent 30 years in public service with the Fire Department, and wish to continue by serving the public as the State Representative. We need to get rid of career politicians that are more worried about re-election then the people they serve.

STATE REP 58th DISTRICT

Vic Miller

State Rep #58

Geoffrey H. Gawdun

State Rep #58