Patricia Lightner, a former state representative from Olathe, says she is running for the Republican nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, which is currently represented by U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan.
Lightner served in the Kansas House from 1999 to 2004. She lost a bid for the 3rd District GOP nomination in 2004 to Kris Kobach, who was eventually defeated by Moore.
The 3rd District includes east Lawrence.
Lightner said she was running because of her concern “over the loss of liberty stemming from legislation coming out of Congress and the Obama administration.”