Conservative Ed Board Member Wins Kansas Senate Seat

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A prominent conservative Republican on the
State Board of Education wins a Kansas Senate seat.

Steve Abrams, of Arkansas City, unseated veteran Democratic Sen. Greta Goodwin, of Winfield. In Tuesday's election, Abrams received 54 percent of the vote in the 32nd District, to Goodwin's 46 percent.

Abrams is part of a bloc of conservative Republicans on the state school board known for backing science standards skeptical of evolution. The current standards, adopted by Democrats and moderate
Republicans, are evolution-friendly.

He won a special election to the board in 1994, then captured full four-year terms in 1996, 2000 and 2004.

Goodwin served four years in the House before being elected to the Senate in 1996.