As I usually do, I share my election picks after my ballot is in the collection box.
Kansas Governor: Without question, I chose incumbent governor Jeff Colyer. There was no way in hell I was going to let current Secretary of State Kris Kobach anywhere near Cedar Crest if I had anything to say about it. If Kobach makes it to general, I will vote for the Democrat – whomever he or she may be.
US House – 2nd District: Our incumbent, Lynn Jenkins, is not running for re-election. To replace her, I choose Doug Jones of Wellsville. When I wrote the Kansas congressional delegation, I also sent a copy to Jones, along with the Democrat Candidate, Paul Davis.
Secretary of State: Maybe this is a sympathy vote, but I picked Scott Schwab. One thing’s for certain: he’s not Kris Kobach.
Insurance Commissioner: I picked Clark Schultz. Incumbent insurance commissioner Ken Selzer ran for governor and, therefore, did not run in this race. The other candidate was state Rep. Vicki Schmidt, whom I believe is part of the Kansas house leadership.
County Commissioner: Lynn Luck. Incumbent advantage, ‘nuff said.
Running unopposed on the GOP primary. Attorney General Dereck Schmidt, State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, and 47th District Kansas House Rep Ron Ellis. Schmidt will face Sarah Swain in the general. Swain was effectively disavowed by the Democrats, especially after a picture of a poster she commissioned for her law office made the rounds in the law enforcement community. My current state senator, Marci Francisco, is running for Treasurer on the Democrat side. I will likely vote for her in the general.