An Ottawa man who once unsuccessfully ran for Congress said he planned to seek the Democratic nod for a Senate seat.
Stanley L. Wiles, 67, said he would advocate that companies return jobs to the state during the recession, and he has created a campaign Web site.
“We need somebody in the Senate who the whole time will concentrate on getting the economy going and getting Kansans back to work and getting new jobs,” he said.
Wiles also said the United States needs to work to create a peace treaty between the Israelis and Palestinians, and he recently wrote a book about the conflict.
Then-Rep. Jim Ryun defeated Wiles during a race for the U.S. House in 2000.
For the 2010 Senate race, Democrat Charles Schollenberger, a retired communications executive and former teacher and journalist from Prairie Village, has said he was considering running.
Republican Sen. Sam Brownback is running for governor in 2010, and on the Republican side, Reps. Jerry Moran and Todd Tiahrt are seeking the Senate nomination.
Wiles has practiced personal injury and workers’ compensation law in Missouri and Kansas. The Kansas Supreme Court disbarred him last week for practicing on a suspended license.
Wiles said he has filed a motion to reconsider and called it a “frivolous case.”