Kansas Resources

Population: 2,911,641 (2015)

Filing deadline: June 1, 2018.

Primary: Aug. 7, 2018.

Kansas (R+12) is a conservative state and the only reason the Democrats have won the Governorship here a few times is the deep split within the GOP, between the Moderates and the Conservatives. Kansas is 82% White, 6% Black and 8% Hispanic.

FEDERAL LEVEL

Electors: 6. Kansas is a safe state for the GOP in Presidential elections.

Sena­tors: 2 Republicans.

Pat Roberts

Senator class 2: Pat Roberts (R)
Committees: Agriculture (Chair), Finance, Health & Education, Rules, Ethics.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Pat Roberts

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Journalist and veteran Pat Roberts (b.1936) served 8 terms in the House before he was elected to the Senate in 1996. Roberts had a tough, independent opponent in 2014, but won 53%.

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Jerry Moran

Senator class 3: Jerry Moran (R)
Committees: Appropriations, Commerce, Environment, Veterans, Indian Affairs.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jerry Moran

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Jan 18, 2017:
Lawyer and State Senator Jerry Moran (b.1954) served 6 terms in the House, before he was elected to the Senate in 2010. He won 62% in 2016.

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Representatives: 4 Representatives, all Republicans.

Roger Marshall

District 1
Representative: Roger Marshall(R)
Committees: Agriculture, Science, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Roger Marshall

Rating, May 24, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, Jan 18, 2017:
The district (R+23) lies in western and north central areas and covers more than half the state. It is 83% White and 11% Hispanic. Physician Roger Marshall (b.1960) defeated a GOP incumbent in the primary and was unopposed in November 2016.

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Lynn Jenkins

District 2
Representative: Lynn Jenkins (R)
Committees: Ways and Means.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 25, 2017:
The district (R+8) contains the northeastern parts of the state, including Topeka and it surrounds the 3rd district. It is 87% White. Accountant and State Treasurer Lynn Jenkins (b.1963) defeated the incumbent Democrat in 2008 and won 61% in 2016. She will retire in 2018.

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Kevin Yoder

District 3
Representative: Kevin Yoder (R)
Committees: Appropriations.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Kevin Yoder

Rating, July 22, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Jan 18, 2017:
The district (R+6) contains suburbs of Kansas City, MO. It is 77% White, 10% Black and 10% Hispanic. Lawyer and State Representative Kevin Yoder (b.1976) was first elected in 2010 and won 51% in 2016.

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Ron Estes

District 4
Representative: Ron Estes (R)
Committees: Education, Small Business.

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ron Estes

Rating, Jan 24, 2016:
Safe GOP.

Status, May 22, 2017:
The district (R+14) covers southern, central parts, including Wichita. It is 79% White. Lawyer and businessman Mike Pompeo (b.1963) was first elected in 2010 and won 61% in 2016. He was appointed to run the CIA and a special election was held on April 11, 2017. Engineer and State Treasurer Ron Estes held the seat for the GOP, with 53%.

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STATE LEVEL

Inauguration Day is the second Monday of January.

The Governor & LG of Kansas are term limited after 2 x 4 years. After 4 years, they can run for 2 x 4 more years. There are no term limits for the other State Offices in Kansas.

Sam Brownback

Governor: Sam Brown­back (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Aug 13, 2017:
Lawyer, Congressman and US Senator Sam Brown­back (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and reelected with barely 50% in 2014. He is term limited. Brownback has been nominated for an ambassadorship and if approved by the Senate, he will resign as Governor.

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Jeff Colyer

Lieutenant Governor: Jeff Colyer (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, May 20, 2017:
Leans GOP.

Status, Aug 13, 2017:
The LG is chosen by the gubernatorial candidate and elected on the same ticket. Physician and State Senator Jeff Colyer (b.1960) has been LG since 2011 and is term limited. He will beecome Governor if Brownback resigns, but is anyway running for the office in 2018.

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Kris Kobach

Secretary of State: Kris Kobach (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: ?

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, June 10, 2016:
Lawyer Kris Kobach (b.1966) was first elected in 2010 and won 59% in 2014. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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Jake LaTurner

Treasurer: Jake LaTurner (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Jake LaTurner

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, April 12, 2017:
Businessman and County Treasurer Ron Estes (b.1956) was first elected in 2010 and won 68% in 2014. In April 2017, he was elected to Congress. State Senator Jacob LaTurner was appointed to serve out the term and has announced that he will be runnning in 2018.

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Derek Schmidt

Attorney General­: Derek Schmidt (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Derek Schmidt

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, May 24, 2016:
Lawyer and State Senator Derek Schmidt (b.1968) was first elected in 2010 and won 67% in 2014.

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Ken Selzer

Insurance Commissioner: Ken Selzer (R)

Democratic nominee: ?
Republican nominee: Ken Selzer

Rating, Jan 24, 2017:
TBD.

Status, Aug 13, 2017:
Accountant and insurance agent Ken Selzer won 62% in his first election in 2014. He is running for Governor in 2018.

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State Senate: 40 (9D / 31R). Term: 4 years. Half elected in 2018/2020.
State House: 125 (40D / 85R). Term 2 years. Elections in 2018.

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