Kansas Board of Education races draw attention after COVID-19 vote

August 03, 2020 - 7:14 pm

A Kansas Board of Education primary election is drawing more attention than usual after the panel voted against the governor’s plan to delay the start of the school year due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Three board members had been running unopposed, but now a write-in challenger joined the race. Dave Colburn, a Democrat backed by former Gov. John Carlin, just needs the votes of 5% of all the registered voters in the district to appear on the general election ballot.

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