TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -- Derek Schmidt wants to come back for more. The state's incumbent Attorney General made his reelection campaign official on Thursday.
“We have focused on doing the work of the attorney general’s office effectively and professionally,” Schmidt said. “We have provided strong leadership for public safety, protected consumers and taxpayers, and stood up against the federal government when it tries to stretch the law to suit its political wishes. I am running for a second term to keep the office focused on those priorities for another four years.”
In his announcement, Schmidt touted his effort to get funding for the new Kansas Bureau of Investigation crime laboratory on the Washburn campus. It will replace the current one, which was built in the basement of an old school building back in the 1920's. It is slated to open in the fall of next year.
He also said he had "successfully advocated" an overhaul of the 'Hard 50' murder laws, protected Kansas' seniors against abuse, and fought identity theft, among other accomplishments, including adding cell phones to Do-Not-Call lists.
The Independence-native served as a state Senator, including 6 as majority leader, before being elected to the Attorney General's office.
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