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
Jeanne Livingston (unexpired term) (R) -Abilene
Register of Deeds:
Rose Johns (unexpired term) (R) -Abilene
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
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
MarySue Roller - Woodbine
Woodbine Council (1 Position)-
Toni Riffel - Woodbine
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
Vote Yes or No
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?
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?
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.
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.