Elections panel keeps GOP House candidate on ballot


A state elections panel on Friday rejected an attempt to remove a Wichita House candidate from the ballot over questions about whether she lived in the district when she filed to run for office last spring.

The State Objections Board ruled in favor of Republican Leah Howell - the wife of Sedgwick County Commissioner Jim Howell - whose residency in House District 82 was challenged by Democrat Misti Hobbs.

Hobbs was represented by Democratic state Rep. Vic Miller, who contended that Howell did not live in the district when she declared her candidacy on May 11.

Miller noted that Howell did not . . .


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