After serving in the Kansas legislature for 28 years, Kansas State Representative Broderick Henderson has decided not to seek reelection. Broderick represents the 35th Kansas District which covers most of northeast Kansas City. The district is bounded on the north and east by the Missouri, goes as far west as 67th and 72nd Streets, with a south boundary that jig saws back and forth but remains predominately north of Georgia Avenue.
The new representative for the district will be either Nelson Gabriel or Marvin Robinson II, who have both been active in the city for years. Gabriel, who is director of the nonprofit Made Men, ran against Henderson in 2020, losing in a close primary race. Robinson, a veteran, has been active throughout Wyandotte County, but is well known for his efforts to preserve the historic Quindaro Ruins
The two will face-off in the August primary with the winner virtually assured the seat since there is not a Republican candidate to face-off against in the November general election.