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KFB announces endorsements for Kansas House, Senate primary races

KFB announces endorsements for Kansas House, Senate primary races

MANHTATTAN — Kansas Farm Bureau’s Voters Organized to Elect Farm Bureau Friends (VOTE FBF) Political Action Committee has announced its primary election candidate endorsements for state races in Kansas for the Aug. 4 primary. Since 1993, VOTE FBF has endorsed and supported candidates for public office who support farming and ranching and rural Kansas. 

“We are proud to represent our members as the Voice of Agriculture, and we believe our grassroots-driven endorsement process does just that,” says Rich Felts, Kansas Farm Bureau president. “County Farm Bureau boards across the state have been working for months talking to and vetting candidates. Their voices are reflected in the endorsements VOTE FBF has made.” 

Kansas Farm Bureau encourages Kansans to support these VOTE FBF-endorsed candidates and continue to research candidates in races where no endorsements have been made as we work to elect a vote for agriculture.

“We’re encouraging our members to consider voting by mail-in ballot,” Felts says. “It’s simple, effective and eliminates any uncertainty about how 105 Kansas counties can effectively manage a complicated election process in our current circumstances. For more information about mail-in voting, contact your county election official.”

This announcement follows VOTE FBF’s previously released choices for federal races where it endorsed Roger Marshall for U.S. Senate, Tracey Mann (R-KS 1), Jake LaTurner (R-KS 2) and Rep. Ron Estes (R-KS 4).

The following is Kansas Farm Bureau VOTE FBF’s state House endorsement list:

District Candidate
1 Michael Houser
2 Kenneth Collins
4 Trevor Jacobs
5 Mark Samsel
6 Clifford Blackmore
7 Richard Proehl
8 Chris Croft
9 Kent Thompson
11 Jim Kelly
12 Doug Blex
13 Joe Newland
14 Charlotte Esau
15 John Toplikar
16 Rashard Young
20 Jan Kessinger
21 Bob Reese
26 Adam Thomas
27 Sean Tarwater
30 Laura Williams
33 Tom Burroughs
39 Owen Donohoe
40 David French
42 Jim Karleskint
43 Bill Sutton
47 Ronald Ellis
48 Terry Frederick
49 Megan Lynn
50 Fred Patton
51 Ron Highland
52 Jesse Borjon
54 Ken Corbet
56 Tim Clothier
59 Blaine Finch
60 Mark Schreiber
61 Francis Awerkamp
62 Randy Garber
63 John Eplee
64 Suzi Carlson
65 Lonnie Clark
66 Sydney Carlin
68 Dave Baker
69 Clarke Sanders
70 John Barker
71 Diana Dierks
73 Les Mason
74 Stephen Owens
75 Will Carpenter
76 Eric Smith
77 Kristey Williams
78 Ron Ryckman
79 Cheryl Helmer
81 Blake Carpenter
82 Jesse Burris
83 Henry Helgerson
87 Susan Estes
89 KC Ohaebosim
90 Steve Huebert
91 Emil Bergquist
92 John Carmichael
93 Brian Bergkamp
94 Leo Delperdang
95 Tom Sawyer
97 Nick Hoheisel
98 Ron Howard
99 Susan Humphries
100 Dan Hawkins
101 Joe Seiwert
102 Jason Probst
103 Ponka-We Victors
104 Paul Waggoner
105 Brenda Landwehr
107 Susan Concannon
108 Steven Johnson
109 Troy Waymaster
110 Ken Rahjes
111 Barb Wasinger
112 Tory Arnberger
113 Donna Hoener-Queal
115 Boyd Orr
116 Kyle Hoffman
117 Leonard Mastroni
118 Jim Minnix
119 Brad Ralph
120 Adam Smith
121 John Resman
122 Russ Jennings
123 John Wheeler
124 Marty Long
125 Shannon Francis

 

The following is Kansas Farm Bureau VOTE FBF’s state Senate endorsement list:

District Candidate
1 Dennis Pyle
3 Willie Dove
5 Kevin Braun
7 Laura McConwell
8 James Todd
9 Julia Lynn
10 Mike Thompson
11 John Skubal
12 Caryn Tyson
13 Richard Hilderbrand
14 Bruce Givens
15 Dan Goddard
16 Ty Masterson
17 Jeff Longbine
20 Eric Rucker
21 Tom Bickimer
23 Rob Olson
24 Randall Hardy
26 Dan Kerschen
27 Gene Suellentrop
28 Mike Peterson
30 Renee Erickson
31 Carolyn McGinn
32 Larry Alley
33 Mary Jo Taylor
34 Ed Berger
35 Richard Wilborn
36 Elaine Bowers
37 Molly Baumgardner
38 Bud Estes
39 John Doll
40 Rick Billinger