2020 Election

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Two Democrats file to run for Douglas County district attorney

Two Lawrence attorneys are officially in the running to become the top prosecutor in Douglas County. Cooper Overstreet, a defense attorney for the Swain Law Office, and Suzanne Valdez, a law professor at the University of Kansas, both filed to run for the Douglas County district attorney ...

Kansas Democrats voting by mail only in presidential primary

Updated at 3:40 p.m. Monday TOPEKA — Kansas Democrats have scrapped plans for polling sites for their May 2 presidential primary and are having the election entirely with mail-in ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic. State Chairwoman Vicki Hiatt said Monday that polling sites are ...

Kansas Statehouse in Topeka

Nearly all Lawrence legislators have filed for 2020 reelection

Well ahead of the June 1 filing deadline for the 2020 election, most Lawrence legislators have filed for another term in their posts. Rep. Mike Amyx, D-Lawrence, Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, and Sen. Marci Francisco, D-Lawrence, all filed their reelection paperwork Friday, according to ...

Douglas County deputy treasurer files to run for treasurer

A county official with six years of experience in the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office has filed to fill its top position. Adam Rains, the current deputy county treasurer, filed Wednesday as a Democrat to run for treasurer, according to the Douglas County elections office. He is the first ...

Former Kansas Gov. Colyer endorses Rep. Marshall in U.S. Senate race

Updated at 12:25 p.m. Monday TOPEKA — Former GOP Gov. Jeff Colyer on Monday endorsed western Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall for the state's open U.S. Senate seat with some Republicans still fearing a repeat of Colyer's narrow primary loss in 2018 to polarizing conservative Kris ...

Undersheriff files to run for Douglas County sheriff in 2020 election

The man who is currently second in command to the Douglas County sheriff filed Friday to run for the office, also ensuring a Democratic primary in the race. Gary Bunting, 44, has worked for the sheriff’s office since he and his wife, Theresa, moved to Lawrence in 1996, according to ...

Douglas County sheriff won’t seek another term, plans to retire in 2020

Updated at 2:19 p.m. Wednesday Douglas County Sheriff Ken McGovern will retire instead of seeking reelection to a fifth term in 2020, he announced Wednesday. McGovern, 60, has worked for the sheriff’s office for 37 years and was elected sheriff, as a Republican, in 2004. He said his ...

Lieutenant files to run for Douglas County sheriff in 2020

A 20-year veteran of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has filed to run for sheriff. Jay Armbrister, 42, of Baldwin City, filed Oct. 4 to run as a Democrat. Armbrister said he filed early because he was eager to share his candidacy with county residents. “It’s always been my goal to ...