Two father-and-son teams of Democrats are running for public office this year.
Former U.S. Rep. Jim Slattery planned to file today for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate. He kicked off his campaign more than a month ago.
He is scheduled to be at the secretary of state's office at 9:30 a.m. - and he's bringing his son, Mike.
The younger Slattery, a 26-year-old construction firm project manager who lives in Mission, plans to run for the Kansas House, also as a Democrat.
The elder Slattery, 59, is seeking the right to challenge Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.
Meanwhile, Mark and Dustin Hardison are running for separate seats in the Kansas House, also both as Democrats.
Mark Hardison, 55, lives in Mulvane and is seeking the seat held by the late Rep. Ted Powers, a Mulvane Republican who died May 13. He works for a feed company and plans to retire so that he can farm full-time.
Dustin Hardison, of Topeka, is the legislative director for the state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.
The 27-year-old is running for the seat of retiring Rep. Vaughn Flora, also a Topeka Democrat.