Though there are few local challenges in the coming general election, County Clerk Donna Zimmerman reports that there will be plenty on the ballots, including national, state, and local offices, as well as state questions.
On the local Nov. 2 election ballot will be:
County Commissioner 1st District:
• Kenny Schremmer, Hoisington — Democratic
• Kyle Radenberg, Hoisington — Republican
County Commissioner 4th District:
• Frank Koelsch, Ellinwood — Democratic
• Don Cates, Claflin — Republican
County Commissioner 5th District:
• Jennifer Schartz, Great Bend — Republican
United States Senator:
• Joseph (Joe) K. Bellis, Overland Park — Reform
• Michael Wm. Dann, Baldwin City — Libertarian
• Lisa Johnston, Overland Park — Democratic
• Jerry Moran, Hays — Republican
United States Representative 1st District:
• Tim Huelskamp, Fowler — Republican
• Alan Jilka, Salina — Democratic
• Jack Warner, Wright — Libertarian
Governor and lieutenant governor:
• Sam Brownback, Topeka and Jeff Colyer, Overland Park — Republican
• Kenneth (Ken) W. Cannon, Andover and Daniel (Dan) J. Faubion, Overland Park — Reform
• Andrew P. Gray, Topeka and Stacey Davis, Auburn — Libertarian
• Tom Holland, Baldwin City and Kelly Kultala, Kansas City — Democratic
Secretary of State:
• Chris Biggs, Junction City — Democratic
• Kris Kobach, Piper — Republican
• Derek Langseth, Valley Center — Reform
• Phillip Horatio Lucas, El Dorado — Libertarian
• Dennis Hawver, Ozawkie — Libertarian
• Derek Schmidt, Independence — Republican
• Steve Six, Lawrence — Democratic
• Ron Estes, Wichita — Republican
• Dennis McKinney, Greensburg — Democratic
Commissioner of insurance:
• Sandy Praeger, Lawrence — Republican
State Representative, 112th District:
• Christina Stein, Great Bend — Democratic
• Bill Wolf, Great Bend — Republican
State Representative 113th District:
Bob Bethell, Alden — Republican
District Judge, 20th District, Division 1:
• Ron Svaty, Ellsworth — Democratic
State Board of Education Member 7th District:
• Kenneth R. Willard, Hutchinson — Republican
The ballots will also include Barton County township positions and state judge positions.
Kansas constitutional amendment questions that will appear on the ballot, statewide, will include:
Constitutional Amendment Question No. 1:
Explanatory statement: “The purpose of this amendment is to preserve constitutionally the right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for all other lawful purposes, including hunting and recreation.
“A vote for this amendment would constitutionally preserve the right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose.
“A vote against this amendment would provide for no constitutional right of a person to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, and for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose.”
The question reads:
“Shall the following be adopted?
“§ 4. Individual right to bear arms; armies.
“The people have the right to bear arms for their defense and security A person has the right to keep and bear arms for the defense of self, family, home and state, for lawful hunting and recreational use, and for any other lawful purpose; but standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, and shall not be tolerated, and the military shall be in strict subordination to the civil power.”
Constitutional Amendment Question No. 2
Explanatory statement: “This amendment would repeal the authority of the legislature to exclude persons with mental illness from voting.”
“A vote for this amendment would ensure that the right to vote for persons with mental illness cannot be taken away by the legislature.
“A vote against this amendment would continue the current authority of the legislature to take away the right to vote for persons with mental illness.”
The quesations reads:
“Shall the following be adopted?
“§ 2. Disqualification to vote. The legislature may, by law, exclude persons from voting because of mental illness or commitment to a jail or penal institution. No person convicted of a felony under the laws of any state or of the United States, unless pardoned or restored to his civil rights, shall be qualified to vote.”
For information on any aspect of the Nov. 2 election, contact the County Clerk’s Office, 793-1835