Senate Minority Leader Guarantees Ballot Spot

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Legislature's longest-serving member has
made his plans to seek re-election official.

Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, filed for office Tuesday.

He has served 32 years in the Legislature, two short of the record set by Sen. Ross Doyen, a Concordia Republican who retired from office in 1992. If Hensley wins another term and serves the following three years, he'll break the record.

A 54-year-old teacher, Hensley was elected to the House in 1976. He won the first of four terms in the Senate in 1992 and became minority leader in 1997.

So far, 32 of 40 senators and 105 of 125 House members have filed for re-election.

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