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Independent Orman Qualifies For Kansas Governor Race

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Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman will be on the ballot in November as an independent candidate in the Kansas governor’s race.

The Secretary of State’s office announced Friday afternoon that Orman’s independent nomination petition was sufficient. He delivered more than 10,000 signatures to the office last week — twice the amount required by law.

Orman’s running mate for lieutenant governor is state Sen. John Doll from western Kansas.

Four other candidates are in the governor’s race: Republican Kris Kobach, Democrat Laura Kelly, Independent Rick Kloos and Libertarian Jeff Caldwell.

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Deborah joined the news team at KMUW in September 2014 as a news reporter. She spent more than a dozen years working in news at both public and commercial radio and television stations in Ohio, West Virginia and Detroit, Michigan. Before relocating to Wichita in 2013, Deborah taught news and broadcasting classes at Tarrant County College in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area.