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June 1, 1994


An incumbent legislator has decided to run for a second term in the Kansas House.

State Rep. Barbara Ballard, a Lawrence Democrat, planned to file today for a second two-year term.

Ballard, who could not be reached this morning, said Tuesday that she planned to file sometime today.

Ballard was elected in 1992 to represent the Kansas House 44th District seat, which covers much of western Lawrence. She is director of Kansas University's Emily Taylor Women's Center, associate dean of student life and an assistant professor of counseling psychology.

The filing deadline is noon June 10, a week from Friday. The primary is Aug. 2 and the general election is Nov. 8.

Meanwhile, Republican Wesley Glenn, 38, who just moved into the Kansas House 45th District, also planned to file today, said his wife, Brenda Glenn.

Glenn, who could not be reached this morning, works at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Topeka. In 1992, he ran unsuccessfully for the GOP nomination for the Senate seat now held by Sen. Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka.

Rep. Forrest Swall, D-Lawrence, who represents the 45th District, which covers western Douglas County and some Lawrence precincts, said he intends to file for re-election next week.

As of this morning, only one incumbent in Douglas County's Kansas House delegation had filed for re-election.

Rep. Joann Flower, R-Oskaloosa, whose district includes northeast Douglas County, filed last month.

Meanwhile, Rep. Betty Jo Charlton, D-Lawrence, has not indicated whether she will run again. Charlton said Tuesday she still must talk with local Democratic Party leaders about her decision.

So far, the only open House seat in the county is the 10th District, which covers southeast Douglas County. Rep. Walker Hendrix, R-Ottawa, who holds the seat now, is running for insurance commissioner.

Republican Richard Rodewald, rural Eudora, has filed for that seat. Republican Ralph Tanner, former Baker University president, has been mentioned as a possible candidate for the seat. Tanner ran unsuccessfully in 1992 for a Douglas County county commission seat.

Chris Miller, Douglas County's GOP chairman, said was expecting several more Republican candidates to file for the county's House seats next week.

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