SALINA, Kan. (AP) _ Republican Charlie Roth of Salina has
decided against running for another term in the Kansas House.
KSAL-AM reports thatRoth made the announcement Monday in a message to friends and supporters. Roth has represented the 71st House District since he took over in 2005 for Carol Beggs, who passed away while in office.
Roth's message was quickly followed Monday by an announcement
from J.R. Claeys (klayz) that he intends to run for the 71st
District seat. Claeys, who's also from Salina, ran unsuccessfully
for the GOP nomination for Kansas secretary of state in 2010.
Claeys had announced in November he planned to run for the
Kansas House from the 69th District.