Dodge City A Montezuma man who won a seat in the Kansas House in August has been chosen to fill an empty seat in the state Senate instead.
Garrett Love was elected Monday in Ford County to replace state Sen. Tim Huelskamp in the 38th District in the Kansas Senate. Huelskamp will take Rep. Jerry Moran’s seat in the U.S. House. Moran will replace outgoing Sen. Sam Brownback when Brownback becomes governor in January.
Love defeated former state Rep. Melvin Neufeld during a nominating convention hosted by the Ford County Republican Central Committee in Dodge City. Love also defeated Neufeld in August in the August primary for the GOP seat in the Kansas House.
The Dodge City Daily Globe reports that a convention to fill Love’s vacant seat in the Kansas House is tentatively set for Jan. 7.