Republicans pick Suellentrop replacement


Republican precinct leaders on Wednesday night elected a former top aide to the state Senate president to serve in the Senate.

Precinct committee leaders from Senate District 27 picked Chase Blasi to replace Gene Suellentrop over former Sedgwick County Commissioner Karl Peterjohn. The vote was 51-14.

"I’m grateful to the voters and humbled to be elected tonight to the Kansas Senate, an institution I greatly admire and respect," Blasi said in an email.

"I am ready to get to work representing our conservative west Sedgwick county values . . .


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