A former state senator from Overland Park is mounting a challenge against Democratic state Rep. Linda Featherston, who is completing her first term in the Kansas House.
Ed Roitz, a Republican who once ran the family's petroleum marketing business, has filed to run for the House with an eye on running in the central Overland Park district now represented by Featherston.
Roitz now resides within House District 8 but will officially be moved into Featherston's House District 16 after the Supreme Court finishes its review of the new legislative boundaries.
Data compiled by Wichita State University political scientist . . .