Kim Wells, chairman of the Kansas Republican Party, announced today that he plans to seek another two-year term as the top officer of the state GOP.
Wells, an attorney who lives in rural Lawrence, said in a prepared statement he will seek re-election as chairman of the Kansas Republican State Commitee.
Wells said that when he was elected in 1991, his two main goals for the 1992 election cycle were to broaden and strengthen the party's financial base and to recruit strong legislative candidates to elect GOP majorities in the Kansas House and Kansas Senate.
He said the first goal was accomplished in 1991, by more than doubling the number of regular contributors.
The second goal was accomplished Nov. 3, when the GOP regained the House with a 66-59 margin and increased its majority in the Senate by five seats.
"Needless to say, we have made tremendous progress from 1990 when we lost both the governorship and control of the Kansas House," Wells said. "But there is still much more work to be done.
"In politics either you move forward, or you're pushed back. I want us to continue to forge ahead so that by the end of 1994, we will have elected a Republican governor, added to our gains in the Kansas House and further strengthened the grassroots Republican Party organization."