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Thank you for your input. +2 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 228 weeks ago I’ll say one thing, when the republiecons gerrymander they do it right! I wonder, when the state reps come to town, do they stay on their own turf or do they wander over to the others ground to make speeches and stuff? Report Reply 2 replies · active 227 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 227 weeks ago Too bad the “republiecons” don’t demand “safe spaces” like the special snowflakes of the democrat side. Oh, sorry. Hope that didn’t hurt your feelings. Wait…was that a microaggression? I can never keep up on all these new ‘woe is me’ things the democrats/progressives/liberals come up with. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 227 weeks ago Mr Trump is that you? Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Terry Deschaine · 227 weeks ago After witnessing and participating in the legislative forum two Saturday’s ago at the donut shop in Wellington, I came away more frustrated than ever. Sen. Abrams, Rep. Kelly and Rep. Hoffman were there to “listen” and discuss issues brought forward by their constituencies in attendance. It became very evident by their responses that they were not there to listen to the issues and respond in a positive, or even encouraging manner. They were there to try to convince us why we were all wrong and that we didn’t possess the factual information that they were privy to. It was so obvious by their responses that they have no intention of actually representing, or even trying to represent those who elected them to office. In my opinion, there were several instances where they actually “talked down” to us. I feel confident that the vast majority in attendance came away with the same opinion as I did. I hope there are serious, qualified candidates that run against these three legislators who would represent the interests of those who sent them to Topeka. Report Reply 1 reply · active 227 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down turkeyleg · 227 weeks ago Sorry to say but Koch puppets are like that. Sad, isn’t it. If one wants to see the future for Kansas all one has to do is look at Louisiana. You will see just what a far right republiecon legislative body will leave. Massive debt, massive uninsured, massive people living in proverty. Then lets not forgot how they trashed the public education system. The poor democrat Gov now and his are trying to straighten it all out. That will take decades. Pretty good republiecon scam, trash the state, give the money to the billionaires and then move on like nothing happened and let someone else clean up their mess. Kansas won’t be to far behind them. If the democrats in Kansas are smart they’d not even run a candidate for Gov in 2018. Let the republiecons clean up their own mess. Cuz whoever is the next gov is going to have to raise taxes. Let the pubs have it, then we can rip them for raising taxes like the republiecons are doing to that poor democrat gov in Louisiana. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The Kansas State election season is fast approaching. There is still plenty of time to launch a campaign and file for the party primaries coming up on August 2.Those Kansas State and County Democrats and Republican party candidates who wish to appear on the Kansas State primary ballot on August 2 must file by noon, June 1.Â All third party candidates or Independent candidates must file nomination petitions by noon, August 1 if they want to be in the general election.Candidates for national and state offices, for state legislature and for judicial offices must file at the Secretary of Stateâ€™s office in Topeka. Candidates running for county offices must do so at the Sumner County Courthouse. More 2016 Candidates Filing Information can be found here.The list of Sumner County races for state senator/representatives and countywide races in the 2016 election include:â€¢State Senator 32nd District – Steve Abrams, Republican.â€¢State Representative 79th District – Ed Trimmer, Democrat.â€¢State Representative 80th District – Kasha Kelley, Republican.â€¢State Representative 82nd District – Pete DeGraaf, Republicanâ€¢State Representative 116th District – Kyle Hoffman.â€¢County Commissioner 2nd District – Jim Newell (see district boundaries below).â€¢County Attorney – Kerwin Spencer.â€¢Register of Deeds – Jessica Anderson.â€¢County Clerk – Debra Norris.â€¢Sheriff – Darren Chambers.â€¢Various township and committee members.The following are maps of legislative boundaries in Sumner County for the state representatives and county commissioners. Click on the picture for a larger versions of the map.State Representative boundaries Sumner County:Sumner County is divided into four state representative districts. The green portion is the 116th District represented by Kyle Hoffman. The blue portion is the 80th District by Kasha Kelley and the pink portion is represented by Ed Trimmer. There is also a sliver on the northeast edge that is represented as the 82nd District by Pete DeGraaf. As one can tell by the map: Hoffman represents everything north of 50th Street until Hoover Road south of U.S. 160 and Meridian and Seneca Road north of U.S. 160. Kelley represents most of the southern half of Sumner County and the Avon township. Trimmer has Belle Plaine and Oxford in his district.State Representative boundaries 80th and 116th District Wellington:Wellington is divided almost down the middle. Basically, C Street is the dividing line. Hoffmanâ€™s 116th District lies west of C Street and Kelleyâ€™s 80th District is east of C Street. Trimmer nor DeGraaf have any representation in Wellington.State Representative boundaries 79th District:Ed Trimmerâ€™s 79th District stretches into Cowley County and includes the Sumner County townships of Harmon, Belle Plaine, Palestine, Gore and Oxford. Kelleyâ€™s district goes south and west of the 79th District. Hoffmanâ€™s is west and DeGraaf has a sliver to the north.State Representative boundaries 81st District:Â Pete DeGraafâ€™s 81st District is mostly in Sedgwick County. However, a small part of it slips into Sumner County that mostly covers the northeast tip.County Commissioner 2nd District:Jim Newellâ€™s Sumner County Commissioner District encompasses the southwest corner of the county including the townships of Dixon, Ryan, Osborne, Downs, Jackson, Caldwell, Bluff, Morris, Chikaskia, Falls and parts of Wellington.County Commissioner 2nd District – Wellington:Newellâ€™s commissioner district includes everything west of Washington Street within the Wellington City Limits.Follow us on Twitter.