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Ballot Set For Upcoming Elections

KSAL Staff - June 2, 2014 2:43 pm

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in September in an appeal that could affect the voting rights of thousands of voters in Kansas, Georgia and Alabama in upcoming elections.

The ballot is set for the upcoming primary, and general elections in Kansas. The deadline for candidates to file to run for office was noon on Monday.

In Saline County, there will be two August primaries leading up to the November general election.

In the race for Saline County Commission District 1, incumbent Randy Duncan, running for a third term in office, will face two opponents in a primary election. Former Salina City Commissioner and Mayor Monte Shadwick will run against Duncan as a Republican, as will Duane Flaherty, a Saline County farmer and farm business owner. The winner of the primary will advance to the November general election to face Democrat Stephanie Cool, who is vice president of administration and finance of JRI Management, and also co owner of KCool Construction along with her husband.

There will also be one primary in a Salina area state legislature race. In the 71st District Tom Bell, the former editor and publisher of the Salina Journal, is trying to unseat incumbent Diana Dierks, a long-time Salina realtor.

There won’t be a primary election, but the 69th District race will be a rematch from the 2012 election. Democrat Gary Swartzendruber will face incumbent Republican J.R. Claeys.

Incumbent Steven Johnson is unopposed in the 108th District. Johnson is seeking a third term.