Democratic candidate for Kansas secretary of state has unveiled her proposal to revamp some voter registration rules. Kansas law requires proof of citizenship documents for people registering to vote for the first time in Kansas, and that requirement has put around 19,000 voter registrations on hold. Stephen Koranda reports...
Democratic secretary of state candidate Jean Schodorf says the Kansas ethics commission has dismissed a Republican complaint accusing her of illegally soliciting contributions from lobbyists through Facebook.
Schodorf’s campaign said Wednesday that the commission had informed it of the decision after the panel’s regular monthly meeting.
The commission made no public announcement and typically doesn’t unless it sets a public hearing to consider sanctions.
The GOP filed the complaint last month against Schodorf, a former state senator from Wichita.
Former Republican state senator Jean Schodorf says she will run for Kansas Secretary of State next year as a Democrat.
Schodorf, from Wichita, confirmed her intention to run Tuesday during a meeting of the Saline County Democratic Party. Schodorf will challenge incumbent Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
After serving 12 years in the state Senate as a moderate Republican, she lost a bid for re-election after conservative Republicans targeted her for defeat in 2012. Schodorf switched her party affiliation to Democrat in September 2012.