GOP candidate for 2nd District congressional seat says he’ll move into 2nd District

Antonio Soave, a Republican candidate in the 2nd District congressional race, said Wednesday that he does plan to move into the district, but he did not specify when.

Although he lives in Olathe, in Johnson County, which is part of the 3rd District, Soave said in an email to the Journal-World that he and his wife have deep roots in the 2nd District.

“The Second District is where we started as a family,” he wrote. “My wife was born and raised in Fort Scott and her family has called Southeast Kansas home for generations. The Second District is where we had our first home, in Atchison. It is also where we were married, at Mary Queen of Angels Chuch in Fort Scott in 2008. Communities throughout the Second District have played a formative role in our family, and it is where we want our soon-to-be five children to grow up. That is why we chose to run in the Second District and why we plan to make the district our home.”

Soave filed last week to run for the 2nd District seat, which is being vacated next year by incumbent Republican Rep. Lynn Jenkins of Topeka. On his Statement of Organization filed with the Federal Election Commission, he listed the address of his campaign committee as 709 Main St. in Eudora, which is the address of the Eudora post office. He announced his candidacy with a press release that had a Eudora dateline.

A campaign aide told the Journal-World late Wednesday the use of the post office’s address was an error that has since been corrected, and that they intended to list the address as a post office box number, P.O. Box 457.