Kansas State Board of Education candidates on the general ballot – The Topeka Capital-Journal

by | Oct 17, 2022 | Education

Two seats on the Kansas State Board of Education will be decided by northeast Kansas voters, after voters elsewhere in the state picked more conservative candidates who ran against moderate, incumbent Republicans in the primaries.Republican newcomers Cathy Hopkins, Dennis Hershberger and incumbent Jim Porter are all running unopposed for the Districts 5, 7 and 9 seats, respectively, in the general election after winning their primary races. A write-in campaign has been launched for Jean Clifford, the Garden City Republican who lost her re-election bid to Hopkins.Meanwhile, Republican and Democratic candidates are running for the Districts 1 and 3 seats.Janet Waugh, a Kansas City Democrat who has served on the state education board for more than two decades, could not have run for another term, since the recent redistricting process moved her home from the District 1 boundary. Democrat Jeffrey Howard and Republican Danny Zeck, both newcomers from Atchison, are vying for the seat.More:Board likely to push Kansas schools to remove American Indian mascots, other offensive imageryMichelle Dombrosky, an Olathe Republican, is running for a second term in District 3. Sheila Albers, a Democrat from Overland Park, is challenging for the seat.Responses are lightly edited for length.Kansas State Board of Education District 11. Tell voters about yourself:Jeffrey Howards, Democrat: Retired twice, 20 years military experience split between the Marines and Army National Guard. Second Career Civil Service/Contractor split between 6 years white collar social work, 6 years blue collar apprentice, and 14 years traveling world-wide as an Instructor for the Army. All together over 25 years teaching experience. Now consider myself a progressive educator, supporting students, teachers, and the education proces …

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