UPDATED JUNE 9: Kelechi “K.C.” Ohaebosim, a new candidate for the 89th House Seat, Wichita, does not have an opponent. Incumbent Rod Houston did not seek reelection. K.C. had previously ran for the 29th Kansas Senate seat in 2008 and 2012, but lost in the primaries. This time, he’s an instant winner.

PRINTED MARCH 24: Another race that seems set for a highly contested primary is the race for Kansas House Seat 89 in Wichita. The district is currently represented by Rod Houston, who has indicated he will not seek reelection. The seat has a long history of being represented by African Americans.

So far no one has filed to run for the seat but several individuals have expressed an interested in running. Robert Tillman, a former candidate for United States Congress may run. Another rumored candidate is former school board member Kevass Harding. Like Houston, Harding is a full-time pastor, and may find living in Topeka during the session challenging to his role as a pastor. Also considering a run for the seat is K.C. Ohabesim, who has run for office before on several occasions but never prevailed.

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