When the yards start filling up with red, white and blue signs and mailboxes start filling up with appeals for donations, it can only mean one thing: an election is just around the corner.
Indeed, the primaries for all seats in the Kansas legislature are Aug. 7. As we’ve done in elections past, we’ll be submitting a five-item questionnaire to candidates running for seats that would represent our coverage area.
Senate Dist. 7: Republicans David Harvey and Kay Wolf
House Dist. 19: Republicans Bruce Belanger and Stephanie Clayton
House Dist. 20: Republicans Mark Read and Rob Bruchman
House Dist. 25: Democrats Megan England and Scott Gregory; and Republicans Stephen Foster, Bill Griffith and Melissa Rooker
(We’ll do the same thing prior to the general election, so you’ll hear from those candidates who don’t face a primary challenger at present then).
To develop our questionnaire, we rely heavily on input from our readers — so we want to hear from you! What issues facing the state do you think are most pressing? What local issues do you want to hear the candidates address?
Email us, post a message on our Facebook page, send us a Tweet, or give us a call at 913-626-6273 before the end of this week, and we’ll take your input into consideration as we develop our questionnaire for the candidates.