Kan. House Leader Wants Fellow Lawmaker Off Ballot

By: AP Posted by Josh Mabry
By: AP Posted by Josh Mabry

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ The Kansas House majority leader is trying to remove a fellow Republican lawmaker from the ballot and avoid facing him in the GOP primary.

Majority Leader Arlen Siegfreid (SIHG'-freed), of Olathe, filed a formal objection Thursday with the secretary of state's office over the filing of Rep. Mike Kiegerl (KEE'-gurl), who has also represented an Olathe district.

Political redistricting this year put both lawmakers in the newly drawn 121st House District, and they're both listed as candidates in the Aug. 7 primary.

But Siegfreid said Kiegerl has made it clear that he doesn't intend to run against Siegfreid. The majority leader also noted that Kiegerl said in a recent news story that he has moved out of the district.

Kiegerl did not return a telephone message seeking comment.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
631 SW Commerce Pl. Topeka, Kansas 66615 phone: 785-272-6397 fax: 785-272-1363 email: feedback@wibw.com
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 159121465 - wibw.com/a?a=159121465
Gray Television, Inc.