Livestock Association reveals general election endorsements

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The Kansas Livestock Association on Monday released its endorsements for this year’s general election.

Most notably missing are endorsements in the governor’s race and the 2nd District congressional race. The organization is expected to meet again soon to discuss those endorsements. They may change.

It’s worth noting that the Livestock Association did not endorse Kris Kobach when he ran secretary of state in 2014. Whether he will get their support in the governor’s race remains a question mark for now.

Meanwhile, the Livestock Association endorsed Republican Congressman Roger Marshall, Kevin Yoder and Ron Estes. It backed Republicans Scott Schwab for secretary of state, Derek Schmidt for attorney general and Vicki Schmidt for insurance commissioner.

Here are the endorsements for the House races. Only endorsements in competitive races are listed.

Districts 2
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Adam Lusker, Democrat
Republican challenger: Kenneth Collins, Republican

District 17
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Tom Cox, Republican
Democratic challenger: Laura Smith-Everett

District 20
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Jan Kessinger, Republican
Democratic challenger: Becky Barber

District 23
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Linda Gallagher, Republican
Democratic challenger: Susan Ruiz

District 25
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Melissa Rooker, Republican
Democratic challenger: Rui Xu

District 27
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Sean Tarwater, Republican
Democratic challenger: Nicole Rome

District 29
Endorsed candidate: James Todd, Republican
Incumbent: state Rep. Brett Parker, Democrat

District 47
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Ron Ellis, Republican
Democratic challenger: George Hanna

District 48
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Abraham Rafie, Republican
Democratic challenger: Dave Benson

District 50
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Fred Patton, Republican
Democratic challenger: Dan Brennan

District 51
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Ron Highland, Republican
Democratic challenger: Noah Wright

District 52:
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Brenda Dietrich, Republican
Democratic challenger: Toni Scalia

District 54
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Ken Corbet, Republican
Democratic challenger: Sarah Coats

District 59
Incumbent: state Rep. Blaine Finch, Republican
Democratic challenger: John Hall

District 67
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Tom Phillips, Republican
Democratic challenger: Alex Van Dyke

District 69
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. J.R. Claeys, Republican
Democratic challenger: Gerrett Morris

District 70
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. John Barker, Republican
Democratic challenger: Jo Schwartz

District 72
Endorsed candidate: Steven Kelly, Republican
Incumbent: state Rep. Tim Hodge, Democrat

District 78
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Ron Ryckman Jr., Republican
Democratic challenger: Jason Darby

District 79
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Ed Trimmer, Democrat
Republican challenger: Cheryl Helmer

District 91
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Emil Bergquist, Republican
Libertarian challenger: David Loomis

District 94
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Leo Delperdang, Republican
Democratic challenger: Dan Stiffler

District 99
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Susan Humphries, Republican
Democratic challenger: Kristi Kirk

District 100
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Dan Hawkins, Republican
Democratic challenger: Jennifer Winn

District 107
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Susan Concannon, Republican
Libertarian challenger: Brian Bombardier

District 110
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Ken Rahjes, Republican
Democratic challenger: Kim Thomas

District 111
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Eber Phelps, Democrat
Republican challenger:
Barbara Wasinger, Republican

District 113
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. Greg Lewis, Republican
Democratic challenger: David Curtis

District 114
Endorsed candidate: state Rep.Jack Thimesch, Republican
Democratic challenger: Shanna Henry

District 120
Endorsed candidate: Adam Smith, Republican
Democratic challenger: Jerry Hill

District 121
Endorsed candidate: state Rep. John Resman, Republican
Democratic challenger: Nick Gill