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General Election — November 7, 2006

Secretary of State

All precincts reporting / 808,372 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Kansas Secretary of State resigns to take private sector job
09:45 a.m., February 8, 2010 Updated 04:40 p.m.
Kansas’ top elections official announced Monday that he’s resigning to take a top job at a Kansas City-area company that builds and manages government Web sites.
Thornburgh joins Brownback staff for governor’s race
September 3, 2009
Sen. Sam Brownback and Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh are making a joint announcement at Kansas Republican Party headquarters regarding the 2010 gubernatorial race.
Secretary of State elected to 4th term
November 8, 2006
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh easily won a fourth term Tuesday, defeating Democratic challenger David Haley in a rematch from 2002.
Voter turnout raised in secretary of state race
October 29, 2006
Arguments about balloting and voter participation have highlighted the race for secretary of state, who serves as the state’s chief election official.
Democratic primary race finally settled
August 9, 2006
It will be a rematch in the secretary of state’s race with Republican incumbent Ron Thornburgh once again facing Democrat Sen. David Haley in the Nov. 7 general election.
Democratic race for secretary of state race still undetermined
August 3, 2006
In a race still too close to call, neither Sen. David Haley nor Wichita lawyer Robert Beattie was willing Wednesday to cede the Democratic nomination for secretary of state.
Nearly 180 voters cast ballots
Primary election set for Aug. 1
July 18, 2006
Nearly 180 people have taken advantage of advance voting opportunities since it began last Wednesday, according to the Douglas County Clerk’s office.
Advance voting for primary begins today
July 12, 2006
The Aug. 1 primary election in Douglas County begins today as advance voting gets under way at the courthouse.
Ethics Commission investigates legislators
June 20, 2006
Two Republican legislators have been accused of violating campaign finance laws and face possible civil fines, officials said Monday.
GOP split in Kansas may hint at U.S. trend
Division between moderates and conservatives expected to define presidential nomination in 2008
June 14, 2006
Mark Parkinson got his start in Republican politics at age 19, as a precinct committeeman. He served six years as a Republican state legislator, eventually becoming state Republican chairman.
BTK book author files for secretary of state
June 10, 2006
Wichita lawyer Robert Beattie, the author of a book on the BTK killer, has filed for secretary of state as a Democrat.
Secretary of State files for re-election
June 9, 2006
Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh made two things clear Thursday: He’s running for a fourth term and he sees the primary race as an indicator of just how much clout conservatives have in the state Republican Party.
Senator files to run for secretary of state
May 28, 2006
Sen. Kay O’Connor, R-Olathe, officially filed on Thursday to seek the Republican nomination for the statewide office of secretary of state.
Thornburgh to seek fourth term as secretary of state
April 17, 2006
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh today announced he will seek re-election to a fourth four-year term in office.