UPDATED: Farm Bureau board member, Yates Center mayor running for District 13 seat

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(Updated to reflect second candidate)

A member of the Kansas Farm Bureau board and the mayor of Yates Center are seeking the House District  13 seat recently held by Larry Hibbard.

Farm Bureau board member Joe Newland and Yates Center Mayor Ben Weber on Tuesday confirmed they would seek the seat that Hibbard recently resigned from because of an illness.

Newland, who described himself as a conservative, was elected in 2011 to represent the Farm Bureau's 3rd district made up of Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette . . .

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