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3rd teenager enters race to become Kansas’ next governor

September 29, 2017

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A third teenager says he wants to be the governor of Kansas.

Ethan Randleas is a 17-year-old from Wichita who says he will join two other teenagers as candidates in next year's gubernatorial race to replace incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

Kansas has no law governing the qualifications for governor.

The Kansas City Star reports that Randleas is running as a Republican. He's a student at Wichita Heights High School. He calls himself is a "conservatarian," which he says is a mix of conservative and libertarian.

The other teenage candidates are 17-year-old Republican Tyler Ruzich, of Prairie Village, and 16-year-old Democrat Jack Bergeson, of Wichita.

Without circulating petitions, a candidate pays $2,207 to file a governor/lieutenant governor team. A candidate who gathers 5,000 signatures pays $670.

Comments

Bob Forer 1 month, 3 weeks ago

These kids need to go play Nintendo or something.

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I think this is great. Kids need to get more interested.

Paul Beyer 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Sorry, think these kids are only trying to raise interest and friends for their facebook, snap chat, twitter accounts or whatever the latest fad is. Doubt they have any idea of what being elected would entail.

Michael Kort 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Could these kids be any worse than BROWNBACK and the Irresponsible Republican Legislature ?

The last 7 years kind of reminds me of political PAC MAN complete with crowd voice voting where no one is responsible for their votes in public.....and lots of tax cut business stimulating fantasies .

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