Kansas Panel Rules against Board of Ed Candidate

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ An elections panel has decided that a Wichita businessman can't run for a seat on the State Board of Education.

Charles Wiggins has been seeking the Democratic nomination in the 8th District of eastern Sedgwick County. But he's also on the ballot as a candidate for trustee of Minneha Township.

The State Objections Board upheld Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh's decision last month to remove Wiggins' name from the
ballot as a candidate for the Board of Education. State law says
someone can't be on the ballot more than once in the same election.

Thornburgh serves on the Objections Board, as do Attorney General Steve Six and Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson.

The decision leaves Walt Chappell, of Wichita, as the only Democratic candidate in the 8th District.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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