As expected, State Rep. Tony Brown, D-Baldwin City, filed for re-election Wednesday in Topeka.
Brown has represented the 10th district, which covers Baldwin City, Wellsville, north Ottawa and south Lawrence, for the past two years.
“I'm running because I want to be a voice for public school teachers and students, persons with disabilities and Kansas seniors,” said Brown. “I believe Kansas has a responsibility to support programs that serve these groups. I want to make sure we live up to that responsibility.”
Before he was elected to the Kansas House in 2008, Brown was a professor at Baker University and a member of the Baldwin City Council.
“Kansans are facing real challenges that require sensible solutions,” he said. “It's time we put aside partisan politics and get to work for the people we are elected to serve.”
Two Republicans — Terri Lois Gregory, Baldwin City, and Scott James Barnhart, Ottawa — have filed for the seat and will face off in an August primary.