2020 Election

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Douglas County Republican Party to select sheriff to finish out current term

Douglas County Republican leaders will soon select a new sheriff to finish out the term of recently retired Sheriff Ken McGovern. Republican precinct committee members of Douglas County will hold a convention on Friday to nominate and vote to appoint a sheriff. Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew ...

Douglas County adds second advance voting site to help with social distancing

Douglas County voters who want to cast their ballot before Election Day will have the option of using a new location for the purpose of socially distancing. The Douglas County Clerk’s Office announced Wednesday that it has added a location for in-person advance voting at 2329 Iowa St., Suite ...

3 Democratic candidates for Douglas County positions form ‘Justice Ticket’

Three Democratic candidates for Douglas County positions announced on Monday they have formed a coordinated campaign focusing on issues related to criminal justice, housing and climate change. The “Douglas County Justice Ticket” includes District Attorney candidate Cooper Overstreet, ...

Kansas Rep. Marshall faces attacks in GOP Senate debate

TOPEKA — A western Kansas congressman who's been firming up Republican establishment support for his U.S. Senate bid came under attack during a Wednesday night debate over a 12-year-old misdemeanor criminal case and for missing votes while treating coronavirus patients. Rep. Roger Marshall ...

Candidates for Douglas County district attorney to participate in online forum

The three candidates for district attorney will participate in an online forum beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Newcomers Cooper Overstreet and Suzanne Valdez and incumbent DA Charles Branson have all filed as Democrats. No Republicans have filed, so the next DA will likely be chosen in the ...

Douglas County sheriff candidates to participate in online forum

Updated at 2:14 p.m. Tuesday The three candidates for Douglas County sheriff will participate in an online forum hosted by the Lawrence Board of Realtors Thursday afternoon. Lt. Jay Armbrister, Deputy Dale Flory and Capt. Doug Woods, all longtime employees of the sheriff’s office, have all ...

U.S. Senate candidate Kobach reports 4 guns stolen from truck

WICHITA — U.S. Senate candidate and former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach reported that he had four guns stolen from his pickup truck that was parked at a Wichita hotel. Officers responded to a call from Kobach around 11:30 a.m. Saturday at a hotel parking garage, Wichita police ...

Now that the filing deadline has passed, here are the candidates for area races

The election races are set. On Monday, the deadline to file for election to Douglas County and local state offices passed, setting up some primary elections later this summer. Primary elections are scheduled for Aug. 4. Primary winners will head to a general election on Nov. 3. While the ...