TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Another Democrat has thrown his hat into the race for Kansas Attorney General. A.J. Kotich said he filed the necessary paperwork for his candidacy.
"Since we formed our exploratory committee, we've spoken with hundreds of Kansans about the current attorney general" said Kotich. "I am convinced now more than ever that Kansans need an Attorney General who won't be missing in action while advancing a political career during the next four years."
Kotich pointed to his former service as a former Marine Corps Judge Advocate General officer and Kansas Chief Attorney in three departments in a statement released Thursday. He also noted that he has served as Special Assistant Attorney General under each of the five previous attorneys general, both Democrat and Republican. He is now in private practice.
While his campaign expects to focus on operations within the Kansas Attorney General's Office and making it more efficient, he said he wants to protect "Kansans, veterans, and senior citizens" from fraud and discrimination.
"Kansans need to feel that their Attorney General is working for them and not just special interests," said Kotich. "All Kansans will be represented should I be elected Attorney General."
He married Linda Ybarra-Kotich more than 40 years ago. Together, they raised five children and have five grandchildren.
Posted by: Nick Viviani
CORRECTION: The story previously said Kotich was running against Kobach and Jean Schodorf. We apologize for the error.