House passes sheriffs election amendment

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The Kansas House on Wednesday passed a constitutional amendment that would ensure that county sheriffs are an elected position.

The House voted 97-24 to pass the amendment, which would go to voters this fall. The bill now goes to the Senate.

"The idea of having an elected sheriff...is you have an individual who answers to the people  directly," said Republican state Rep. Eric Smith of Burlington.

"You have an individual where the buck . . .

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