Kansas People’s Action, a black and Latino-led organization held a political forum and a "Get Out The Vote" rally last Saturday in Wichita. Nearly 200 voters of all races participated in the standing-room-only event. KMUW’s Carla Eckels reports…
Kansas Secretary of State candidate Jean Schodorf talked about minimizing voting hurdles and fellow Democrat, gubernatorial candidate Paul Davis, stressed education funding as priorities if elected. Davis says a strong coalition has formed.
The forum covered several issues several times as the SAFE (Secure and Fair Elections) law, sponsored by Kobach, was attacked and defended. The law, which requires proof of citizenship for new Kansas voters, has left 22,000 would be registrants -- not so.
"And now we have 22,000 people, who are citizens, in limbo. They don't have cell phones and smart phones," said Democrat Jean Schodorf
The Democrat running against Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach has released her tax records to the media, and she says Kobach should do the same. Former state Senator Jean Schodorf, from Wichita, released tax returns from the last three tax years. Schodorf wants Kobach to provide his tax documents to prove how much time he spends working on immigration issues that are not related to his job as Kansas secretary of state.
"Whether he's making more money in his private practice, whether it is just a part-time job. And I think it would put the issue to rest," says Schodorf.
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.