The Green Papers: Kansas 2017 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Special Election House CD 4: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Saturday 18 February 2017 - Filing Deadline Special Election CD 4 for Party and Independents.
Tuesday 11 April 2017 - Special Election House CD 4. Polling hours 7:00a-7:00p CDT (1200-0000 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 2 and 3)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:2,863,813 (0.92% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:6(1.12% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:4(0.92% of 435)
Capital:Topeka
 

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Kansas State and Local Government


Tuesday 11 April 2017 Special Election for U.S. House seat CD 4 information from the Secretary of State.
Returns from the Kansas Secretary of State.


The Libertarian Party nominates by convention rather than by primary.

 
           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 115th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 2 Republican Senator  Pat Roberts
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
[also served in U.S. House- elected: 1980, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1994]
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (2)
  Candidate Democratic     Elliott Adams
FEC S0KS00190
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Pat Roberts
FEC S6KS00080

Class 3 Republican Senator  Jerry Moran
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2016.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair - 27 July 2017: Nominated for Ambassador for Religious Freedom in the Trump Administration.
 Candidate list (13)
  Candidate Democratic     Jack Bergerson
for Lieutenant Governor: Alexander Cline

31 August 2017: This candidate is 16 years old.
  Candidate Democratic     former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer
  Candidate Democratic     former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua "Josh" Svaty
  Candidate Democratic     state Representative  Jim Ward
  Candidate Republican     former state Senator Jim Barnett
  Candidate Republican     Lieutenant Governor  Jeff Colyer
8 August 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
  Candidate Republican     Wink Hartman
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Mark Hutton
  Candidate Republican     Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
  Candidate Republican     former state Representative Ed O'Malley
  Candidate Republican     Ethan Randleas
28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Tyler Ruzich
28 September 2017: This candidate is 17 years old.
  Candidate Republican     Insurance Commissioner  Ken Selzer

Lieutenant Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Elected on a ticket with Governor

  Republican Lieutenant Governor  Jeff Colyer
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - At term limit.
8 August 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.

115th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2018, 2020. No Term Limit. 115th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
4 Republican (3 Undetermined, 1 Open)

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 1 Republican Congressman  Roger W. Marshall
First elected: 2016
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Republican     former Congressman Timothy A. "Tim" Huelskamp
First elected to the U.S. House: 2010; re-elected through: 2014; unsuccessful candidate for renomination: 2016.

FEC H6KS01146; 30 Sep 17; Tot $727; Dsb $14,671
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Roger W. Marshall
FEC H6KS01179; 30 Sep 17; Tot $603,005; Dsb $202,112

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 2 Republican Congressman Lynn Jenkins
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 25 January 2017: "I will not be running for any office in 2018."
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     former state Representative Paul T. Davis
FEC H8KS02173; 30 Sep 17; Tot $408,650; Dsb $64,224
  Candidate Democratic     Kelly Don Standley
FEC H8KS02124
  Candidate Republican     Matt Bevens
  Candidate Republican     Basehor City Councilor  Vernon James Fields
FEC H8KS02132; 30 Sep 17; Tot $9,766; Dsb $10,761
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Stephen Edward "Steve" Fitzgerald
FEC H8KS02140; 30 Sep 17; Tot $166,005; Dsb $16,084
    Republican     Congressman Lynn Jenkins - apparently not a candidate
25 January 2017: "I will not be running for any office in 2018."

FEC H8KS02090; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,022; Dsb $57,557
  Candidate Republican     state Representative  Kevin Jones
  Candidate Republican     former state Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave
FEC H8KS02165; 30 Sep 17; Tot $31,425; Dsb $728
  Candidate Republican     state Senator  Caryn Tyson
FEC H8KS02157; 30 Sep 17; Tot $158,610; Dsb $1,780

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 3 Republican Congressman  Kevin W. Yoder
First elected: 2010
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (8) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Chris Haulmark
FEC H8KS03098; 30 Sep 17; Tot $4,041; Dsb $94
  Candidate Democratic     Reggie Marselus
  Candidate Democratic     Joseph "Joe" McConnell
?

FEC H8KS03080; 12 Jul 17; Tot $36,183; Dsb $36,183
  Candidate Democratic     Tom Niermann
FEC H8KS03114; 30 Sep 17; Tot $182,465; Dsb $57,735
  Candidate Democratic     Andrea Ramsey
FEC H8KS03106; 30 Sep 17; Tot $443,544; Dsb $69,940
  Candidate Democratic     Jay Sidie
FEC H6KS03241; 30 Sep 17; Tot $91,869; Dsb $36,128
  Candidate Democratic     Brent Welder
FEC H8KS03122; 30 Sep 17; Tot $130,698; Dsb $22,965
  Candidate Republican     Congressman  Kevin W. Yoder
FEC H0KS03137; 30 Sep 17; Tot $1,326,863; Dsb $359,837

Incumbent - 115th Congress
CD 4 Republican Congressman  Ron Estes
First elected: 11 April 2017 in a Special Election [re: resignation of Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican)].
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (2) - 116th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Laura Lombard
FEC H8KS04088; 30 Sep 17; Tot $49,623; Dsb $31,362
    Democratic     former state Treasurer Dennis McKinney - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8KS04146
  Candidate Democratic     James A. Thompson
FEC H8KS04120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $907,926; Dsb $869,523
    Democratic     Vernon Charles S. "Charlie" Walker - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8KS04104; 15 Apr 17; Tot $4,285; Dsb $4,006
    Republican     Joseph Ashby - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8KS04153; 11 Jul 17; Tot $5,330; Dsb $5,430
    Republican     George C. Bruce - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8KS04096; 14 Apr 17; Tot $56,300; Dsb $56,300
    Republican     Alan Earl Cobb - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8KS04161; 30 Sep 17; Tot $150,370; Dsb $150,370
    Republican     Eric Jeffrey Kidwell - apparently not a candidate
FEC H8KS04138
    Republican     former Congressman  Todd Tiahrt - apparently not a candidate
First elected as a Republican Congressman 1994, re-elected through 2008; unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the United States Senate 2010, unsuccessful candidate for nomination to the U.S. House 2014.
  

23 January 2017: Congressman Michael Richard "Mike" Pompeo (Republican), who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2012, 2014, and 2016, is confirmed by the U.S. Senate, 66-32, as CIA Director. Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) has 5 days to call for a special election which will then take place in 75 to 90 days.
24 January 2017: The Special Election date is Tuesday 11 April 2017. There is no primary, instead the Democratic (on Saturday 11 February), Libertarian (on Saturday 11 February), and Republican (Thursday 9 February) parties will hold nominating conventions from 8 to 18 February 2017. Independent candidates must collect 3,000 petition signatures by 18 February 2017.
11 April 2017: Ron Estes (Republican) is elected in a Special Election.


Special Election - 115th Congress
CD 4
Seat up for special election
Special Election
Republican
Seat up for special election: Tuesday 11 April 2017
Special Election
 Candidate list (3)
  Elected Republican 64,044 52.24% state Treasurer Ron Estes
9 February 2017: Nominated by Convention

FEC H8KS04112; 30 Sep 17; Tot $892,233; Dsb $655,841
  Candidate Democratic 56,435 46.03% James A. Thompson
11 February 2017: Nominated by Convention

FEC H8KS04120; 30 Sep 17; Tot $907,926; Dsb $869,523
  Candidate Libertarian 2,115 1.73% Chris Rockhold
11 February 2017: Nominated by Convention

FEC H8KS04179
Total 122,594 100.00%  
 24 January 2017: Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) call a Special Election on Tuesday 11 April 2017 to fill this vacant seat. There is no primary, instead the Democratic (on Saturday 11 February), Libertarian (on Saturday 11 February), and Republican (Thursday 9 February) parties will hold nominating conventions from 8 to 18 February 2017. Independent candidates must collect 3,000 petition signatures by 18 February 2017.
10 May 2017: Official vote from the Kansas Secretary of State.


Secretary of State  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Secretary of State  Kris W. Kobach
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 8 June 2017: Candidate for Governor.

Attorney General  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Attorney General  Derek Schmidt
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Article 1, Section 11 of the Kansas Constitution provides that where there is a vacancy in the office of the Attorney General, the Governor fills the vacancy by appointment for the duration of the term.

Treasurer  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Treasurer Jacob "Jake" LaTurner
Appointed 18 April 2017 re: Treasurer Ron Este's Special Election to the U.S. House of Representatives CD 4.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Republican     Treasurer Jacob "Jake" LaTurner
 Treasurer Ron Estes, who was first elected in 2010 and re-elected in 2014, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives CD 4 in an 11 April 2017 Special Election.
18 April 2017: Governor Samuel D. "Sam" Brownback (Republican) appoints state Senator Jacob LaTurner as the new Treasurer.

Commissioner of Insurance  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018

  Republican Insurance Commissioner  Ken Selzer
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
Open Seat - 7 August 2017: Candidate for Governor in 2018.
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 17 candidates
  Republican: 13 incumbents, 21 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Libertarian: 1 candidate
  Reform (affiliates)
Other Third Parties
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


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