The two Claeys


The brother of state Sen. J.R. Claeys is running for Senate District 27, setting up the possibility of having two Claeys in the Kansas Senate.

Joe Claeys, a Republican, is running for a Senate seat that will come open because incumbent Sen. Chase Blasi was moved into the 26th District as a result of redistricting.

Now an independent educational consultant, Claeys worked for 16 years as a school psychologist in the Maize School District.

"Many may already be familiar with my brother, who has served for 11 years in the statehouse," Claeys said in a statement.

"While our politics . . .


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