Gay Rights Group Wants Kansas Lawmaker Off Ballot

By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)
By: AP (Posted by Melissa Brunner)

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ A gay rights group that opposes the re-election bid of a conservative Kansas House member is trying to get her removed from the ballot with questions about her residence.

The Kansas Equality Coalition submitted an objection to the secretary of state Thursday to the filing by Democratic Rep. Jan Pauls, of Hutchinson, for re-election. A state board expects to review the objection next week.

Coalition executive director Tom Witt questioned whether Pauls lives at the address she lists _ a former church she and her husband are renovating.

Pauls announced she was moving to the former church when political redistricting put the precinct containing her home into another House district. Pauls said she's receiving mail at the new address.

The coalition has criticized Pauls over her positions on social issues.


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