Kansas Elections

This Year's Races

In 2022, state offices up for election include Governor and Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Attorney General, State Treasurer, Commissioner of Insurance, some seats on the State Board of Education, and all members of the Kansas House of Representatives.

Statewide Offices

Governor & Lieutenant Governor

The Kansas state government's executive branch is led by the Governor, who is responsible for carrying out state laws and administering the executive budget. The Lieutenant Governor is first in line to succeed to the governorship in the event of a vacancy. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor are elected to a 4-year term. They are restricted to two consecutive terms in office, after which they must wait one term before being able to run again. Governor and Lieutenant Governor are up for election in 2022.

List of Governor & Lieutenant Governor candidates

Secretary of State

The Secretary of State is the state's chief election officer. The Secretary of State is elected to a 4-year term with no term limit. The Secretary of State is responsible for:

  • Administering elections
  • Administering Kansas business entity laws
  • Administering the uniform commercial code

The Secretary of State is a member of the State Board of Canvassers, State Election Board, State Objections Board, and State Rules and Regulations Board. The Secretary of State appoints the election commissioner in the four most populous counties: Johnson, Sedgwick, Shawnee, and Wyandotte. The Secretary of State is up for election in 2022.

List of Secretary of State candidates

Attorney General

The Attorney General is the state's top law enforcement official. The Attorney General is elected to a 4-year term with no term limit. The Attorney General's duties include:

  • Assisting in criminal investigation and prosecution
  • Representing the state and its employees in civil lawsuits
  • Providing legal advice to state officers and employees

The Attorney General is a member of the State Board of Canvassers, State Election Board, State Objections Board, State Records Board, and State Rules and Regulations Board. The Attorney General is up for election in 2022.

List of Attorney General candidates

State Treasurer

The State Treasurer acts as the state's chief financial officer. The State Treasurer is elected to a 4-year term with no term limits. The State Treasurer's office is responsible for administering the state's budget and payroll, managing the Learning Quest postsecondary education savings program, and maintaining a list of unclaimed property. The State Treasurer is up for election in 2022.

List of State Treasurer candidates

Insurance Commissioner

The Insurance Commissioner is responsible for regulating all insurance sold in Kansas and overseeing insurance companies and agents licensed to do business in Kansas. The Insurance Commissioner is elected to a 4-year term with no term limits. State law requires the Insurance Commissioner to "be a person well versed and experienced in the business of insurance and matters relating thereto; and he shall give his personal presence and attention to the duties of his office; but in no case shall such commissioner of insurance be in the employment of any insurance company or have any official connection with any insurance company, or any financial interest in any insurance company other than as a policyholder." The Insurance Commissioner is up for election in 2022.

List of Insurance Commissioner candidates

Senate

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 2024.

House of Representatives

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 2022.

List of House candidates

State Board of Education

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 according 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: districts 7, 8, and 10. Members serve 4-year terms. The seats in odd-numbered districts are up for election in 2022.

List of State Board of Education candidates

This Year's Candidates

Governor & Lieutenant Governor Candidates

Laura Kelly and David Toland, the incumbents, have not filed as of December 29, 2021.


Secretary of State Candidates

Scott Schwab, the incumbent, has not filed as of December 29, 2021.


Attorney General Candidates

Derek Schmidt, the incumbent, has not filed as of December 29, 2021.


State Treasurer Candidates

Lynn Rogers, the incumbent, has not filed as of December 29, 2021.


Insurance Commissioner Candidates

Vicki Schmidt, the incumbent, has not filed as of December 29, 2021.


House of Representatives Candidates

A map showing the Wichita-area Kansas House of Representatives districts

No candidates from Sedgwick County for the House of Representatives have filed as of December 29, 2021. Redistricting is in process and is expected to be completed sometime in 2022. The map of Wichita-area Kansas House districts reflects districts as they exist in 2021.


State Board of Education Candidates

A map showing the State Board of Education districts that comprise part of Wichita or Sedgwick County

The next election for State Board of Education District 8 and 10 – and all even-numbered Board of Education seats – is in 2024.

No candidates have filed for State Board of Education District 7 as of December 29, 2021. Redistricting is in process and is expected to be completed sometime in 2022. The map of State Board of Education districts reflects the districts as they exist in 2021.

This page last updated on December 29, 2021.
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