2022 General Election Candidate List and Questions

For United States Senate:

David C. Graham (L) - Overland Park 

Mark R. Holland (D) - Kansas City

Jerry Moran (R) - Manhattan

United States House of Representatives:

James "Jimmy" Beard (D) -Garden City

Tracey Mann (R) -Salina

Governor / Lt. Governor:

Seth Cordell/Evan Laudick-Gains (L) - Lyons/Hutchinson

Laura Kelly/David Toland (D) -Topeka/Iola

Dennis Pyle/Kathleen E. Garrison (i) - Hiawatha/Haysville

Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer (R) -Independence/McPherson

For Secretary of State:

Cullene Lang (L) - Paola

Jeanna Repass (D) -Overland Park

Scott J. Schwab (R) -Overland Park

For Attorney General:

Chris Mann (D) -Lawrence

Kris Kobach (R) -Lecompton

For State Treasurer:

Lynn W. Rogers (D) -Wichita

Steven Johnson (R) -Assaria

Steve Roberts (L) -Overland Park

For Commissioner of Insurance:

Kiel Corkran (D) -Olathe

Vicki Schmidt (R) -Topeka

For State House Representative - 64th District:

Lewis (Bill) Bloom (R) -Clay Center

Patricia Smetana (D) -Wakefield

For State House Representative - 70 District:

Scott Hill (R) -Abilene

For State Board of Education 7th District:

Dennis Hershberger (R) -Hutchinson

County Commission District 1: 

Ron Roller (R) -Woodbine

County Clerk:

Jeanne Livingston (unexpired term) (R) -Abilene

Register of Deeds:

Rose Johns (unexpired term) (R) -Abilene

Township Clerks:

Banner- Bill Lorson (R) -Hope

Buckeye- Jeff Bender (R) -Abilene

Center- Merle Peck (R) -Enterprise

Cheever- Dennis Marston (R) - Abilene

Flora- NO CANDIDATE

Garfield - NO CANDIDATE

Fragrant Hill - Matthew Miller (R) - Chapman

Grant- Annette L. Hernandez (D) -Abilene

Hayes- Wally Wolfe (R) -Abilene

Holland-  William Ballou (R) -Carlton

Hope-  Neil Polok (R) -Hope

Jefferson - Ray Hoffman (R) - Abilene

Liberty - Casey Riedy (R) - Woodbine

Lincoln- Justin Reynolds (R) -Abilene

Logan- Kenny Longhofer (R) -Chapman

Lyon- Jason Becker (R) -Herington

Newbern- Michael A Davidson (R) -Abilene

Noble- Gary Hall (R) -Chapman

Ridge-  Bob Hoffman Jr (R) -Hope

Rinehart- NO CANDIDATE

Sherman- Spencer Anderson (R) -Chapman

Sherman- David Jones (D) - Abilene

Union - NO CANDIDATE

Wheatland - Chad Beetch (R)- Abilene

Willowdale- Russell Irvine (R)- Talmage

City: 

Chapman Mayor - 

Howard Battishill - Chapman

Christy L. Loy - Chapman


Chapman Council (2 Positions)-

Rick Johnson - Chapman

Sheryl Coyner - Chapman

Dale J. Nelson -  Chapman


Herington City Commission (1 Position)-

Karen Soliz - Herington

Cynthia Naylor - Herington

Dan McDonald - Heringto


Woodbine-

MarySue Roller - Woodbine


Woodbine Council (1 Position)-

Toni Riffel - Woodbine


Judicial Retention:


Supreme Court Justices:

Melissa Taylor Standridge - Leawood - Position No. 1

Dan Biles - Shawnee - Position No. 2

K.J. Wall - Lawrence - Position No. 3

Marla Luckert - Topeka - Position No. 5

Evelyn Z. Wilson - Topeka - Position No. 6

Caleb Stegall - Lawrence - Position No. 7


Court of Appeals Judges:

Stephen D. Hill - Topeka - Position No. 1

Lesley Ann Isherwood - Wichita - Position No. 2

Amy Fellow Cline - Topeka - Position No. 3

Kim R. Schroeder - Hugoton - Position No. 5

Henry W. Green Jr. - Leavenworth - Position No. 7

Tom Malone - Wichita - Position No. 11

Jacy J. Hurst - Lawrence - Position No. 13


District Court Judges:

Ben Sexton - Abilene - District 8, Division 1

Keith Collett - Chapman - District 8, Division 4


QUESTIONS:

Alcoholic Liquor-

Vote Yes or No

Explanatory Statement.

With the requirements of Article 15, Section 10 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, Kansas Law requires the affirmative vote of a majority of the electors of the county on questions concerning the sale of liquor by the individual drink. A drinking establishment shall be required to derive from sales of food for consumption on the licensed premises not less than 30% of all the establishment’s gross receipts from sales of food and beverages on such premises.


Shall the following be adopted?

Shall sale of alcoholic liquor by the individual drink in Dickinson County be allowed in public places without a requirement that any portion of their gross receipts be from sales of food?

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Abilene Sales Tax (City of Abilene Residents Only)-

Vote Yes or No

Explanatory Statement. WHEREAS, the governing body of the City has determined it is necessary to authorize the levy of a 0.25% retailers’ sales tax, to begin as soon as the tax may be levied by the Kansas Department of Revenue, which date is expected to be April 1, 2023, with revenue received from the tax used for the specific governmental purposes as described in the ballot question.


Shall the following be adopted?

Shall a retailers’ sales tax in the amount of one-quarter of one percent (0.25%) be

levied in the City of Abilene, Kansas to take effect April l, 2023 or as soon

thereafter as such tax may be levied by the Kansas Department of Revenue, with

revenue from such tax used to fund a Local Street Improvement Program; and

provided that such retailers’ sales tax shall expire on the date ten years after it is

first levied, all pursuant to K.S.A. 12-187 et seq., as amended?

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Constitutional Question 1-

Explanatory statement. The purpose of this amendment is to provide the legislature with oversight of state executive branch agencies and officials by providing the legislature authority to establish procedures to revoke or suspend rules and regulations.

A vote for this proposition would allow the legislature to establish procedures to revoke or suspend rules and regulations that are adopted by state executive branch agencies and officials that have the force and effect of law.

A vote against this proposition would allow state executive branch agencies and officials to continue adopting rules and regulations that have the force and effect of law without any opportunity for the legislature to directly revoke or suspend such rules and regulations.


Shall the following be adopted

§ 17. Legislative oversight of administrative rules and regulations.

Whenever the legislature by law has authorized any officer or agency within the executive branch of government to adopt rules and regulations that have the force and effect of law, the legislature may provide by law for the revocation or suspension of any such rule and regulation, or any portion thereof, upon a vote of a majority of the members then elected or appointed and qualified in each house.

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Constitutional Question 2-

Explanatory statement. This amendment would preserve the right of citizens of each county that elected a county sheriff as of January 11, 2022, to continue electing the county sheriff. The amendment would also provide that a county sheriff only may be involuntarily removed from office pursuant to either a recall election or a writ of quo warranto initiated by the attorney general.

A vote for this proposition would preserve the right of citizens of each county that elected a county sheriff as of January 11, 2022, to continue electing the county sheriff via popular vote. The amendment would also direct that a county sheriff only may be involuntarily removed from office pursuant to either a recall election or a writ of quo warranto initiated by the attorney general.

A vote against this proposition would not make any changes to the constitution and would retain current law concerning the election of a sheriff and the procedures for involuntary removal of a sheriff from office.


Shall the following be adopted?

§ 2. County and township officers. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), each county shall elect a sheriff for a term of four years by a majority of the qualified electors of the county voting thereon at the time of voting designated for such office pursuant to law in effect on January 11, 2022, and every four years thereafter.

(b) The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to a county that abolished the office of sheriff prior to January 11, 2022. Such county may restore the office of sheriff as provided by law and such restoration shall be irrevocable. A county that restores the office of sheriff shall elect a sheriff by a majority of the qualified electors of the county voting thereon for a term of four years. Such sheriff shall have such qualifications and duties as provided by law. The time of voting for the office of sheriff may be provided for by the legislature pursuant to section 18 of article 2 of this constitution.

(c) The filling of vacancies and the qualifications and duties of the office of sheriff shall be as provided by law.

(d) The legislature shall provide for such other county and township officers as may be necessary.

§ 5. Removal of officers. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), all county and township officers may be removed from office, in such manner and for such cause, as shall be prescribed by law.

(b) A county sheriff only may be involuntarily removed from office by recall election pursuant to section 3 of article 4 of this constitution or a writ of quo warranto initiated by the attorney general.