In 2020, there are races in three areas of state government in Kansas: the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the State Board of Education.
Kansas has 40 Senate districts, including nine that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County. Kansas senators are elected to a 4-year term with no term limit. The Senate meets in Topeka annually for approximately 90 days, beginning in January. All 40 seats are up for election in 2020.
Kansas has 125 state representatives, including 23 from districts that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County. Representatives are elected to a 2-year term with no term limit. The House meets in Topeka annually for approximately 90 days, beginning in January. All 125 seats are up for election in 2020.
The mission of the State Board of Education "is to prepare Kansas students for lifelong success through rigorous, quality academic instruction, career training and character development accoridng to each student's gifts and talents," according to the State Department of Education's website. The Board of Education has 10 districts across the state, including three that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County. Members serve 4-year terms. Five seats are up for election in 2020, including two local seats: districts 8 and 10.
District 16 also includes portions of Butler County.
Mike McCorkle's name was listed previously as a candidate for the House 100th District.
Incumbent Senator Susan Wagle had been running for the open U.S. Senate seat, but dropped out of that race on May 28.
District 31 also includes all of Harvey county.
District 32 also includes all of Barber, Comanche, Harper, and Sumner counties; and portions of Cowley and Kingman counties.
David J. Robbins (R-Wichita) was previously listed as a candidate for District 83 but is no longer.
District 85 also includes portions of Butler county.
Incumbent Representative Jim Ward (D-Wichita) is running for Senate District 28.
Incumbent Representative Renee Erickson (R-Wichita) is running for Senate District 30.
District 99 also includes portions of Butler county.
District 101 also includes portions of Reno county.
The next election for State Board of Education District 7 – and all odd-numbered Board of Education seats – is in 2022.