Archive for Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Meigs takes Kansas House seat in District 17

November 2, 2010

Republican Kelly Meigs will be taking the helm in Kansas House District 17 come January according to unofficial election results.

Meigs beat out democratic candidate Bryan Cox and librarian candidate Michael Kerner with 63 percent of the vote on Tuesday.

Meigs received 5,589 votes to Cox's 2911 votes and Kerner's 339 votes.

During the election Meigs said job creation and economic growth topped her list of issues in Kansas. Creating a balanced budget and reforming school funding were also priorities for Meigs.

“We need to make Kansas more business friendly,” she told the Dispatch in October. “This includes reducing burdensome regulations for both existing and start-up businesses.”

Meigs said the school funding formula needed to be more equitable for all districts.

"We need to focus on getting the money spent on education where it s needed the most: the classroom."

In the August primary, Meigs ousted incumbent Jill Quigley by 53 percent to 47 percent.

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