With all 125 members of the Kansas House and all 40 members of the Kansas Senate up for reelection this year, individuals dissatisfied with the conservative leaning bodies saw an opportunity for a change. Based on the results, the Kansas Legislature will definitely be a much more “centrist” group with the house gaining 12 new Democrats (total 40) and eight new moderate republicans. The Kansas Senate added one new Democrat (total 9) and 6 new moderate Republican senators.
That’s enough to allow a coalition of moderate Republicans and Democrats to control the vote on some issues. In addition, with more conservative legislators waking up and recognizing how unpopular their positions are with the majority of Kansans, then there’s a possibility for some serious change for Kansans.
In the races followed closely by The Community Voice we saw mostly success, but a few losses.