Filings complete following court redistricting

County now in 2nd Senate District, Kaw Township in 19th


by Dennis Sharkey and Clarke Davis

Voters in Jefferson County will be busy choosing candidates on Aug. 6 whether they are Republicans or Democrats.

The filing deadline for state offices passed at noon on Monday leaving a few primary races for voters locally.

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins avoided a primary this year as she was the only Republican to file for the Second Congressional District.

Three Democrats have filed for the seat including high profile attorney Robert V. Eye. Eye is known for taking on what are considered controversial clients such as local resident Dr. Ann K. Neuhaus who is the former associate of the late Dr. George Tiller. Eye has provided counsel to Neuhaus for free.

Also filing as Democrats are Scott Barnhart, Lawrence, and Tobias Schlingensiepen, Topeka.

Republicans will have a primary choice for the new Senate Second District. Incumbent Marci Francisco has filed as a Democrat.

Local school teacher and farmer Ron Ellis has filed as a Republican. Ellis retired last month after 37 years of teaching at USD 341 Oskaloosa.

Challenging Ellis will be Jeremy R. Pierce who listed a Lawrence address.

There are no primary challengers for Kansas House District 47 for either party. Incumbent Ramon Gonzalez has filed for re-election and will be challenged in the general election by Oskalooosa attorney Bruce Hanson.

Jefferson County voters will have to decide between incumbent Sheriff Jeff Herrig and former County Commissioner David Christy. Both are Republicans.

Some Jefferson county voters have a decision to make for the Jefferson County Commission Second District between Republicans Wayne Ledbetter and Kyle Brown.

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