UPDATED AUGUST 4: Incumbent Barbara Ballard whipped her Democratic opponent taking 83% of the votes. She still has a Republican opponent to face in the general elections. This district covers Douglas County/Lawrence.
PRINTED JUNE 9: Barbara Ballard, the 11-term incumbent Democrat representing the 44th House Seat, Lawrence, has an opponent in the August primary. She is being opposed by Steven X. Davis a freelance writer, copy editor and math tutor from Lawrence. The winner of the primary will face Republican Michael Lindsey, a retired ATT employee.