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Statehouse Live: Legislative maps create incumbent slugfest

June 8, 2012


— A three judge panel has turned the Kansas political world upside down with legislative maps that pit dozens of incumbents against each other. And the state's deadline to file for candidacy is Monday.

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Under the federal court ruling released late Thursday, the Senate plan has four districts with more than one incumbent; 4 with no incumbent and one district that pairs a Republican incumbent against a Democratic incumbent. There are 40 Senate districts.

The House plan has 23 districts with more than one incumbent, and 25 with no incumbent. There are 125 House districts.

In the House, 14 districts have paired Republicans, 2 districts have paired Democrats and 7 have incumbents of more than one party. Two House districts have three incumbents in the new maps; one district is in Topeka and the other in east-central Kansas.

In the Senate, 3 districts have paired Republicans, and 1 district has paired a Republican against a Democrat.

Locally, state Reps. TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City, and Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, find themselves in the same reconfigured District 10. And state Reps. Melanie Meier, D-Leavenworth, and Connie O'Brien, R-Tonganoxie, are in the newly drawn District 42.


Catalano 6 years ago

Sweet. This should be a fun primary season for a change.

chootspa 6 years ago

We either get rid of TerriLois Gregory or Anthony Brown for sure. Win for the state!

George_Braziller 6 years ago

I'd say TerriLois shouldn't even bother running. She doesn't stand a chance.

tomatogrower 6 years ago

Isn't Anthony Brown the Lawrence hater? Part of Lawrence is in his district now. Maybe the Democrats can put up a moderate sane person.

Teri Chambers 6 years ago

Yes he is. I don't know anything about TerriLois Gregory. I do know about Anthony Brown. I can hope the Dems put up a good candidate, but I won't since the Dems seem to be playing up their strengths of lack of organization.

chootspa 6 years ago

There's no need to insult someone for appearance. Both of them need to go for being idiots. One of them will go for sure. That's enough to make me happy.

George_Braziller 6 years ago

Just "Google" her name. You'll find out more than you want to know.

chootspa 6 years ago

TerriLois is the one who got caught trying to covertly tape record a conversation with another rep.

JackMcKee 6 years ago

To quote Dan Akroyd to Jane, TerryLois you ignorant ?!$&

chootspa 6 years ago

Both of them are repugnant without resorting to sexist insults.

WilburM 6 years ago

There may not be a god, but there sure in hell is a great 3-judge panel.

averyconcernedcitizen 6 years ago

Hopefully this is all finally resolved and we can all move forward.

avarom 6 years ago

If the Kansas State Legislators can't make a decision on re-districting a map, how in Heck are they suppose make decisions for You All....

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