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Attorney General Six launches bid to retain his office

Will hold five rallies over two days

Attorney General Steve Six stopped Thursday at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park as he kicked off his campaign to retain his post.

Attorney General Steve Six stopped Thursday at Shawnee Mission North High School in Overland Park as he kicked off his campaign to retain his post.

June 3, 2010, 7:42 a.m. Updated June 3, 2010, 2:50 p.m.

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— Kansas Attorney General Steve Six on Thursday filed to run for the office and hit the campaign trail.

Attorney General Steve Six at the podium Thursday in the Old Supreme Court Room in the Statehouse announces his bid to retain his office.

Attorney General Steve Six at the podium Thursday in the Old Supreme Court Room in the Statehouse announces his bid to retain his office.

“I’m standing on my record of real results benefiting all Kansans,” Six said during a stop in the Old Supreme Court Room in the Statehouse.

Six, a Democrat who lives in Lawrence, was appointed attorney general in January 2008 by then-Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to replace Paul Morrison, who resigned after a scandal involving an extra-marital affair. Prior to his appointment, Six was a state district judge in Douglas County.

Since taking office, Six said his consumer protection division has increased recoveries for consumers by 800 percent, and increased recoveries from Medicaid fraud from $1 million to $17 million.

Six also said his office has focused on putting child pornographers in prison and arresting identity thieves.

Six planned more events Thursday in Wichita and Pittsburg and one Friday in Garden City.

Two Republicans have announced their intention to seek the job. They are Ralph DeZago, city prosecutor for Junction City and a former assistant attorney general, and Senate Majority Leader Derek Schmidt of Independence.

Schmidt was among a group of Republicans who urged Six to join litigation by other attorneys general to challenge the new federal health reform.

Six refused, saying the lawsuit had little chance of success.

Comments

Mixolydian 4 years, 6 months ago

He's got my vote. He's done a great job in a short time. Low key and professional.

BigPrune 4 years, 6 months ago

What has he done? Please enlighten me.

ModerateOne 4 years, 6 months ago

He has represented the financial and legal interests of the state well without trying to aggrandize himself or inject his office into emotional and unproductive political controversies. In other words, he has done exactly what everyone should want their lawyer to do.

Also -- unlike his two immediate predecessors -- he has neither unlawfully pursued personal medical records for political ends, nor lied to a court, nor slept with his secretary.

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