Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer Joins Race For Kansas Governor
Kansas Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer has appointed a treasurer for a campaign for the Republican nomination for governor next year.
Selzer filed the form last week with the secretary of state's office. Appointing a treasurer allows him to legally accept contributions.
Five other Republicans have appointed treasurers: Secretary of State Kris Kobach, former state Sen. Jim Barnett of Topeka, Wichita businessman Wink Hartman, Leawood businessman Patrick Kucera and ex-state Rep. Ed O'Malley of Wichita.
Pro-marijuana activist and Wichita businesswoman Jennifer Winn still has an active campaign committee from her unsuccessful 2014 bid for the GOP nomination.
Four Democrats have appointed treasurers: ex-Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, former state Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty, Olathe physician Arden Andersen and Wichita high school student Jack Bergeson.
Stephen Koranda is Statehouse reporter for Kansas Public Radio, a partner in the Kansas News Service.