TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The state's First District congressman has officially filed for re-election.
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Republican from Fowler, submitted his paperwork Tuesday to the Kansas Secretary of State's office. Huelskamp is seeking his third term as the "Big First" District Congressman.
During his time in office so far, he's held more than 200 hundred person-to-person town hall meetings. Huelskamp says he's following in the foot steps of predecessors such as Keith Sebelius, Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran with his every county, every year visits.
In this campaign, he says, conservative Kansans are speaking.
"Whether it's Benghazi, the IRS, this latest listing of an endangered species called the lesser prairie chicken, people in Kansas distrust Washington," Huelskamp said. "They don't trust this administration and they feel, at every turn, that someone's pushing back. They're trying to get ahead and they see Washington as the problems not the solution."
Democrat and former Manhattan mayor Jim Sherow is challenging Huelskamp for the seat.