Former school board member launches campaign for House seat


A former Topeka school member announced Wednesday he was challenging Democratic state Rep. Virgil Weigel for a seat in the Kansas House.

Republican Tim Clothier said he has filed to run for House District 56, which has been represented by Weigel for three terms.

Clothier spent 27 years in management at Payless ShoeSource before becoming an independent business owner, operating Topeka’s Cold Stone Creamery.

He now works as the director of business and industry at Washburn Tech. He also served for 12 years on the Topeka Public Schools Board of Education.

House District 56 covers part of Topeka and . . .


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