O’Shea won’t seek reelection; possible successor steps up

Kansas State Capitol

Republican state Sen. Kristen O'Shea of Topeka said an emotional goodbye to the Kansas Senate on Friday when she announced she would not seek a second term in the statehouse.

Due with her second child in a couple days, O'Shea told senators she would not seek reelection to the Senate District 18 seat, sometimes breaking down in tears as she explained the importance of her work in the Senate and how she balanced it with motherhood.

Hours later, Republican state Rep. Kenny Titus of Manhattan announced he would run for the seat, which represents parts of Pottawatomie, Shawnee . . .


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