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Kansas Elections

This Year's Races

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.

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 2020.

List of Senate candidates

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 2020.

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 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.

List of State Board of Education candidates

This Year's Candidates

Senate Candidates

A map showing the Wichita-area Kansas Senate districts

District 16

District 16 also includes portions of Butler County.

  • Timothy Don Fry II (D-Augusta)
  • Ty Masterson (R-Andover) (incumbent)

District 25

  • Vail Fruechting (R-Wichita)
  • Mary Ware (D-Wichita) (incumbent - appointed in December 2018 to fill vacant seat)

District 26

District 27

Mike McCorkle's name was listed previously as a candidate for the House 100th District.

District 28

District 29

District 30

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

District 31 also includes all of Harvey county.

District 32

District 32 also includes all of Barber, Comanche, Harper, and Sumner counties; and portions of Cowley and Kingman counties.

  • Larry W. Alley (R-Winfield) (incumbent)

House of Representatives Candidates

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

District 81

District 82

  • Jesse Burris (R-Mulvane) (incumbent)
  • Edward Hackerott (D-Mulvane)
  • Jerimiah Webb (R-Mulvane)

District 83

  • Crystal Dozier (R-Wichita)
  • Henry Helgerson (D-Wichita) (incumbent)

David J. Robbins (R-Wichita) was previously listed as a candidate for District 83 but is no longer.

District 84

  • Gail Finney (D-Wichita) (incumbent)
  • Janet Sue Rine (R-Wichita)

District 85

District 85 also includes portions of Butler county.

District 86

Incumbent Representative Jim Ward (D-Wichita) is running for Senate District 28.

District 87

Incumbent Representative Renee Erickson (R-Wichita) is running for Senate District 30.

District 88

District 89

District 90

District 91

District 92

District 93

District 94

District 95

  • Christopher Parisho (R-Wichita)
  • Tom Sawyer (D-Wichita) (incumbent)

District 96

District 97

  • Nick Hoheisel (R-Wichita) (incumbent)
  • Michael E. Walker (R-Wichita)
  • Kim Webb (D-Wichita)

District 98

District 99

District 99 also includes portions of Butler county.

District 100

District 101

District 101 also includes portions of Reno county.

  • Elliott R. Adams (D-Goddard)
  • Joe Seiwert (R-Pretty Prairie) (incumbent)

District 103

  • Susanne Haynes (R-Wichita)
  • Ponka-We Victors (D-Wichita) (incumbent)

District 105


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 7 – and all odd-numbered Board of Education seats – is in 2022.

District 8

District 10

  • Jim McNiece (R-Wichita) (incumbent)
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