Archive for Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pine, Schmidt to seek new terms in Senate

April 23, 2008


State Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, has filed to seek re-election.

"It has been an honor to serve the people of my district, and I hope I have earned trust and support enough for another term," said Pine, who is serving in his first four-year term.

State Rep. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, has indicated he may challenge Pine for the Senate seat in the November general election.

The district includes part of Douglas County, all of Jefferson County and Leavenworth County, except the cities of Leavenworth and Lansing. It covers the northern third of Lawrence and the communities of Baldwin City, Basehor, Easton, Eudora, Grantville, Linwood, McLouth, Meriden, Nortonville, Oskaloosa, Ozawkie, Perry, Tonganoxie and Valley Falls.

Pine, a farmer, and his wife, Sue, live in the northern outskirts of Lawrence.

In another political announcement Tuesday, state Sen. Vickie Schmidt, R-Topeka, filed to seek re-election to the district that covers southwest Shawnee County.


kansanjayhawk 10 years, 1 month ago

Roger Pine is a common-sense conservative who cares about Kansas and Kansans very deeply. He is a strong leader to oppose the liberal agenda coming from the governors office we need his voice in Topeka!

youngitized 10 years, 1 month ago

Roger Pine has done nothing for the state of Kansas. The research that I have done indicate that has only introduced 1 bill in four years. He voted for the coal plants near Holcomb which would basically poison the water supply and the air of Kansas. Pine has voted against higher education and against K-12 education funding. Not to mention Pine is wanting to develop land in a Flood Plain. I don't see why this man should be elected, if Tom Holland runs it seems to me that Tom is the more qualified candidate.

Jefferson_County 10 years, 1 month ago

Common sense conservative? How about this from the JW on 2/11/2008:"Sen. Roger Pine, R-Lawrence, said one issue that needs more attention is the environmental benefits of coal energy."

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