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June 10, 2004

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Moore files papers for re-election

Olathe -- U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore on Monday filed for re-election as a Democratic candidate in the 3rd Congressional District. He is seeking his fourth term.

Moore, a lawyer and former Johnson County district attorney, is the only Democrat to file for the position. Today is the filing deadline.

Moore said he had worked for legislation that had helped Kansas families and businesses. He noted that he helped establish the local Amber Alert system to locate and safely return kidnapped children and that he sponsored legislation to lower prescription drug prices for senior citizens.

Three Republicans have filed for the 3rd District post, including Adam Taff, who challenged Moore in the last election. The others are Johnson County State Rep. Patricia Lightner and former Overland Park City Councilman Kris Kobach.

The 3rd District includes the eastern half of Lawrence.

Democratic official files for clerk's office

A Lawrence man with a background in political science officially filed Wednesday as a Democratic candidate for Douglas County clerk.

"My goal is to improve the life of all Douglas County citizens by promoting government services that are more accessible, efficient and responsive," candidate Jamie Shew said in a statement.

Shew, 33, will compete against at least one other person: Republican Marni Penrod, who now works as elections deputy in the clerk's office.

Longtime clerk Patty Jaimes isn't seeking re-election.

Shew has a bachelor's degree in political science and works as college relations coordinator at Maple Woods Community College, part of the Metropolitan Community Colleges of Kansas City, Mo. He is vice chairman of the Douglas County Democratic Party.

Defense lawyer to run for district attorney

Martin Miller, a local defense attorney and former prosecutor, officially filed Wednesday as a Democratic candidate for Douglas County district attorney.

Miller, 56, delivered his campaign paperwork to the Kansas Secretary of State's Office in Topeka.

He will challenge Lawrence attorney and Eudora city prosecutor Charles Branson in the Aug. 3 Democratic primary. The winner will take on the incumbent, Republican Christine Kenney, who's seeking a third term in office and ran unopposed in 2000.

Miller touts his 23 years of practicing law in Lawrence, his Master's of Business Administration degree, and his community involvement as some of his assets.

Miller has launched a Web site at www.millerforda.com.

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