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Five People Seek To Replace Late Rep. Terrell In Legislature


Five people say they are interested in completing the legislative term of the late Rep. Patsy Terrell.

Terrell, a Democrat from Hutchinson, died June 7 in Topeka from what coroners say were natural causes. Democratic precinct committee members will choose a nominee June 21. Gov. Sam Brownback will formally appoint the replacement.

The Hutchinson News reports the five who expressed interest at a Reno County Democratic Party gathering Wednesday are Jim Clark, former union steward and volunteer coordinator for Terrell's campaign; Charles Johnston, producing director at Stage 9; Glenn Owen, former school principal and current paraprofessional; Jason Probst, Opinion/Sunday editor at The News; and Luann Trummel Wellborn, an attorney.

Terrell's two-year term ends in January 2019 but party leaders hope the winner will run for a full term next year.