Who To Watch In The 2016 General Election
Here are just some of the races we're watching in tonight's general election. We'll be updating our results page throughout the night, and you can find all results at the Kansas secretary of state's website.
Senate District 14
Republican Bruce Givens beat incumbent Forrest Knox in the August primary. He now faces Democrat Mark Pringle.
Senate District 16
Democratic first-time candidate Gabriel Costilla, of Derby, is up against Republican incumbent Ty Masterson, chair of the state Ways and Means Committee.
Senate District 25
Republican Jim Price and Democrat Lynn Rogers, a member of the Wichita Public Schools board, are running for the seat being vacated by Sen. Michael O'Donnell.
Senate District 26
Republican incumbent Dan Kerschen is running for a second Senate term against Democrat Ben Poteete.
Senate District 27
Outgoing Republican Rep. Gene Suellentrop faces Democrat Tony Hunter for the Senate seat being vacated by Les Donovan.
Senate District 28
Republican incumbent Mike Petersen, who was first elected to the Legislature in 2004, faces Democrat Keith Humphrey.
Senate District 30
Senate President Susan Wagle faces Democrat Anabel Larumbe.
Senate District 31
Republican incumbent Carolyn McGinn faces Democrat J. Michelle Vann.
Senate District 33
Democrat Matt Bristow faces Republican Mary Jo Taylor for the Senate seat previously held by incumbent Mitch Holmes.
Senate District 34
Republican Ed Berger beat incumbent and Senate majority leader Terry Bruce in the August primary. He now faces Democrat Homer Gilson.
House District 80
Republican Anita Judd-Jenkins defeated incumbent Kasha Kelly in the primary. She now faces Democrat Michelle Schiltz.
House District 82
Republican incumbent Pete DeGraaf, a state representative since 2008, faces Democrat Danette Harris.
House District 87
Republican Roger Elliott and Democrat Tonya Howard face Marco Giorgi, the only independent running for Kansas Legislature, for the seat previously held by Rep. Mark Kahrs, who did not seek re-election.
House District 88
Republican incumbent Joseph Scapa, who won in 2014 by just 30 votes, faces Democrat Elizabeth Bishop.
House District 94
Republican Leo Delperdang faces Democrat Susan Osborne for outgoing Rep. Marco Goico's seat.
House District 98
Republican incumbent faces Democrat Steven Crum for the second time; Anthimides beat Crum in the 2014 general election with 51 percent of the vote.
House District 104
Republican incumbent Steven Becker faces Democrat Betty Taylor.
Kansas Supreme Court
Five Supreme Court justices are up for retention this election: Carol Beier, Dan Biles, Lawton Nuss, Maria Luckert, and Caleb Stegall. Conservative groups have been urging voters to oust all but Stegall, though a bipartisan group of former Kansas governors have been campaigning in favor of retention.
Sedgwick County Commission
Two seats on the Sedgwick County Commission are up for election. In District 2, former state Sen. Michael O'Donnell is challenging Democratic incumbent Tim Norton. In District 3, Republican David Dennis, who beat incumbent Karl Peterjohn in the August primary, faces independent Marcey Gregory, current mayor of Goddard.