Kansas Dem Leaders: Brownback, Condemn Statements by New Appointee

Last week, Gov. Sam Brownback appointed John Altevogt to the Kansas Selective Services System. Altevogt is well known for his offensive, racist, and inflammatory comments on social media - and proudly stands by them. On Friday, House Democratic Leader Jim Ward and Senate Democratic Leader An…

Kansas House Dems Urge a No Vote on Sessions Confirmation

Today, Kansas House Democrats sent a letter urging Senators Moran and Roberts to vote no on the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General.  The letter: 

Kansas Democrats Working for the Working Men and Women of Kansas

On Wednesday, Kansas Democrats rolled out several bills to benefit all working men and women of Kansas in a press conference.  You can watch the press conference here.  Below, you can read the press release and short bill summaries of each of the pieces of legislation that were i…

Kansas Democrats Unite Against the Confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Kansas Democrats signed on to a letter to Senators Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, urging them not to confirm Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education.  See the letter and signatures below. 

House Democratic Leader Burroughs delivers 2016 response to Kansas State of the State

Remarks as prepared for delivery in response to Gov. Brownback’s State of the State Address Good evening. I’m Rep. Tom Burroughs the Democratic Leader in the Kansas House of Representatives. You’ve just heard Governor Brownback’s opinion on the state of …

Helgerson Elected to Replace Bridges in Kansas House

Wichita, KS: Henry Helgerson was elected to the Kansas Legislature Tuesday night to represent the 83rd House District in Wichita. Helgerson defeated Chris Pumpelly by a vote of four to two in a third round of voting. The first two rounds of voting resulted in ties. Helgerson replaces Rep. C…

Democrat Brett Parker Announces Campaign for Kansas Legislature To challenge Republican incumbent James Todd

Overland Park, KS: Democrat Brett Parker announced Tuesday he was running for the Kansas Legislature. Parker is challenging Republican incumbent James Todd for the 29th House district. Parker who was born and raised in Johnson County said he wasmotivated to run for office after witnessing h…

Ben Scott Elected to Kansas House of Representatives Replaces Harold Lane in 58th district in Topeka

Topeka, KS: Shawnee County Democrats met on Saturday and elected Rev. Ben Scott to the Kansas House of Representatives. Scott was unanimously elected by six precinct committeemen and women in the 58th House District to replace Rep. Harold Lane who retired on October 31st. Scott is retired f…

Olejnik Announces Campaign for Kansas Legislature Democrat to challenge Republican Ron Highland

Topeka, KS: Adrienne Olejnik of Rossville announced on Thursday that she is running for the Kansas House of Representatives. Olejnik, a Democrat, will challenge incumbent Republican Ron Highland in the 51st district. Olejnik, who is the executive director of the Rossville Community Library …

Cindy Holscher Announces Campaign for Kansas House

Cindy Holscher, a public education advocate, announced her campaign for the Kansas Legislature on Friday morning. Holscher will challenge Republican Amanda Grosserode in the 16th House District. “Like many people who live in the area, my husband and I moved to Johnson County beca…