Elections

Kansas: Schodorf files to run for Kansas secretary of state
November 1, 2013
Former state Sen. Jean Schodorf today filed to run for Kansas secretary of state against incumbent Republican Kris Kobach in 2014.
Robert faces GOP foe in Senate re-election bid
October 9, 2013
U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a power in Kansas politics for decades, faces a challenge in the Republican primary from a Kansas City-area doctor who’s never run for office but has gained attention in conservative and tea party circles for his vocal criticism of the federal health care overhaul.
Kansas lawmakers flock to ALEC meeting
August 12, 2013
The Kansas Legislature consists of the House and Senate and an influential dose of ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Kansas: Brownback puts 19 appointments on special session agenda
July 30, 2013
Kansas lawmakers expect to consider up to 19 of Gov. Sam Brownback’s appointments during a special legislative session, prompting a top critic Monday to declare that the session has been “orchestrated” to quickly confirm a new state Court of Appeals judge without much public scrutiny.
Kansas: Dole joins Brownback reelection team
July 24, 2013
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday that Kansas GOP icon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole will serve as an honorary national co-chairman of his 2014 re-election campaign, along with a granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower.
What is more unpopular: Congress or Obamacare?
July 17, 2013
Right out of the chute, it appears the 2014 campaign for U.S. House District 2 will be a contest to determine which is more unpopular: Congress or Obamacare.
Kobach proposed rule change on proof-of-citizenship requirement to register to vote
July 12, 2013
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing a change to the law he pushed through the Legislature that requires proof of citizenship to register to vote.
Yoder discusses gun control, education during Shawnee visit
May 21, 2013
The economy, education, gun control and the IRS were just a few topics discussed last week when U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-Kan., had a town hall meeting at Shawnee Town Hall.
Election recap: Negative campaigning backfired in City Council races, some say
12:00 a.m., April 10, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Some local political observers say negative campaigning backfired in two Shawnee City Council races decided April 2.
Election recap: Conservatives’ gain prompts debate over partisan city politics
12:00 a.m., April 10, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Three candidates for Shawnee City Council kept tabs on the April 2 election returns during a watch party at a local Minsky’s Pizza location.
Election recap: Neighbor to stay on SMSD board; Thomas gracious about defeat in De Soto
10:59 a.m., April 9, 2013 Updated 12:00 a.m.
After last week’s Shawnee Mission and De Soto school board elections, one incumbent will hold on to her seat and one must relinquish hers.
Neighbor holds on to seat on Shawnee Mission school board; ballot question passes in De Soto
April 2, 2013
The voters have decided, and one incumbent will hold on to their seat, while another must give it up in races for Shawnee Mission and De Soto school boards.
Pflumm, Kemmling, Vaught win council races
April 2, 2013
Two Shawnee City Council incumbents turned back challengers, but another challenger defeated a controversial appointee.
Candidate questionnaire: Richard L. Schroder, Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees (at-large)
Schroder is one of six candidates running for one of four at-large seats on the JCCC Board of Trustees
March 28, 2013
The Dispatch sent written questionnaires to each of the six candidates running in the April 2 general election for one of four at-large seats on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. Below are Richard Schroder’s unedited responses.
Candidate questionnaire: Gerald Lee Cross Jr., Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees (at-large)
Cross is one of six candidates running for one of four at-large seats on the JCCC Board of Trustees
March 27, 2013
The Dispatch sent written questionnaires to each of the six candidates running in the April 2 general election for one of four at-large seats on the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. Below are Gerald Lee Cross Jr.’s unedited responses.

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