Archive for Sunday, May 28, 2006

Senator files to run for secretary of state

May 28, 2006


Sen. Kay O'Connor, R-Olathe, officially filed on Thursday to seek the Republican nomination for the statewide office of secretary of state.

"Clean elections are essential for a healthy democratic process, and I feel we are at risk if we do not bring much needed attention and accountability to the office," she said in a statement.

O'Connor, a retired teacher and accountant, won Senate elections in 2000 and 2004. She also served for eight years in the Kansas House beginning in 1993.

The conservative senator has gained media attention because she once said women's right to vote was a sign that American society didn't value families enough. O'Connor has stood by her remarks and said she expects voters to dismiss that controversy.

Republican Ron Thornburgh was first elected to the office in 1994. He has announced that he will seek re-election.


Richard Heckler 12 years ago

Sen. Kay O Connor is a bone head and a radical Christian Coalition thinker. Vote No.

bettie 12 years ago

"thinker" could be stretching it, merrill.

xenophonschild 12 years ago

Where do the Republicans get these fruitcakes? Have they no shame? Any rational political organization would censure, then actively discourage anyone like O'Connor from participating in their party.

bcfromkc 12 years ago

Kay O'Connor did not say what is reported. She has over and over stated that it is no true.

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