(Updated to reflect comments Davenport posted on social media)
A Gardner man who served in the ministry for 15 years is seeking to challenge five-term Republican state Rep. Bill Sutton.
Keith Davenport, a Democrat, said he is running for the House District 43 seat in southwest Johnson County for the "common good."
"I believe that a strong democracy is the best route to a bright future for Kansas, but too often the voices of our community haven’t made it to Topeka," Davenport said in a statement.
"I am passionate about representing the real concerns of this district and . . .