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Three Republicans Running For Salina Senate Seat

KSAL Staff - May 21, 2016 2:05 pm

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It appears that there will be at least a three person race for the Republican nomination for the 24th District of the Kansas Senate that encompasses the Salina area. The incumbent, a Salina City Commissioner, and a Saline County Commissioner are all vying for the position.

At a legislative update session Saturday morning Senator Tom Arpke said that he has filed for re-election. Afterwards, Saline County Commissioner John Price told KSAL News that he has filed to run for the seat. Earlier in the week Salina City Commissioner Randall Hardy announced via social media that he was “headed down to City/County to file as a Republican for the Kansas Senate seat held by Arpke.”

Price said that the reason he is running is simple, saying “people want a change from the city, to the county, to the state, clear to the president.”

The 65-year-old Price plans to retire, and said that if elected he would be dedicated full-time to the senate job. Among other things he thinks that the tax cuts for small businesses and LLCs championed by Governor Brownback need to be rescinded, and he has concerns about how votes are counted, and their accuracy, in Kansas.

Saline County Clerk Don Merriman has also filed for the state Senate seat, as a Democrat.

The deadline to file to run is June 1st.

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David Graf

May 21, 2016 at 9:09 pm

This is a no brainer who to vote for here..

Keith Davis

May 22, 2016 at 4:57 am

Not Price !!

Doug Clemens

May 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Arpke has shown he is a pos. Hardy the river guy lied to get elected to the city commission then got financing for the river that was voted down by the taxpayers of Salina. He and the other commissioners used voter fraud to get the tax question by having a mail in ballot that they knew they could manipulate. That leaves us with Price who tells you what he feels and is hated for doing so. Well I for one rather have someone like that then someone that lies. Plus he is at meetings not like Shadwick that got put on but is never there. So of these 3 Price is my choice.

Larry Elmquist

May 23, 2016 at 5:10 pm

David Graf hit the nail squarely on the head. Of the three candidates pictured, they are individually and collectively….. “no brainer”.

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