Nine House members announce retirements


Nine members of the Kansas House on Monday announced their retirements from the Legislature on the last day of the 2022 session.

Topping the list was House Speaker Pro Tem Blaine Finch of Ottawa, who had many political observers speculating what his next move might be after deciding to run for attorney general.

Finch, a lawyer, has been in the House since 2013 and has served as the chair of the House Judiciary Committee and the Special Committee on a Comprehensive Response to School Finance.

"This is kind of hard for me," Finch said. "This is the day that I . . .


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