Gossage may draw primary challenge from Leavenworth County winery owner


Republican state Sen. Beverly Gossage may be at risk of drawing a primary challenge from a Leavenworth County vineyard owner who helped lead efforts in the Legislature to ensure that agritourism was not overly taxed.

Bryan Zesiger has appointed a treasurer as he lays the groundwork to run for the Senate District 9 seat, which covers all or parts of Olathe, Eudora, Tonganoxie, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Baldwin City and Tonganoxie.

A Republican, Zesiger is a retired Army veteran who flew Apache helicopters. He was stationed at Fort Leavenworth when he retired from the military after 26 years.

He and . . .


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