Thornburgh Concludes Candidate Filing Period

TOPEKA, KS – Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh struck the gavel at noon Tuesday, officially concluding the filing period for United States Senate and House of Representatives, Kansas Senate and House of Representatives, even-numbered State Board of Education members, elected judicial, county, and township offices and precinct committeeman and committeewoman for the August 5, 2008 primary.

In total, 335 individuals – including 148 Democrats and 187 Republicans – have filed to run for a statewide office. This number is down from 2004 (the last time the entire legislative body was on the ballot), when 369 candidates filed for the primary election.

Additionally, 24 Senate and 73 House primary races (of 80 and 250, respectively) will be contested.

For a complete listing of candidates, please visit www.kssos.org.


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