December 1, 2015

Redistricting pairs Gardner with Edgerton, creates new Johnson County Senate district

Danedri Thompson Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will be represented by new Senators and members of the House. A trio of federal judges released redistricting maps around midnight on June 8. The maps will allow primary elections, set for Aug. 7, to continue as planned, but the new lines pit 48 incumbents in 125 Continue Reading

UPDATED: Sen. Olson to consider asking to join redistricting lawsuit

 Danedri Thompson Sen. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, is considering hiring an attorney and asking the court if he can join the battle over redrawing state Senate, House and Congressional lines. Olson represents Gardner, Edgerton, and a portion of Spring Hill in the Kansas Senate. “Right now, it’s just crazy,” Olson said of the federal court Continue Reading

Precinct members select Olson to replace Brownlee

Danedri Thompson Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill will have new representation in Topeka once the 2011 Legislature starts in January. Precinct committee men and women selected Rep. Rob Olson, R-Olathe, to replace Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, on Monday night. “I’m going to fight for you guys in Topeka,” Olson said, taking the podium after Continue Reading

OPINION: The people deserve more say in Brownlee’s replacement

Gardner, Edgerton and part of Spring Hill will have new representation in the Kansas Senate very soon, and the people’s voice will be strangely absent from the process. Voters overwhelmingly elected Brownlee to her current post in 2008, but that doesn’t mean voters would necessarily support her choice as a replacement. However, local voters won’t Continue Reading

Two seek to replace Brownlee in state Senate

Danedri Thompson At least two Olathe politicians are campaigning to replace Sen. Karin Brownlee, R-Olathe, in the Kansas Senate come January. There may be more candidates when Republican precinct committeemen and women meet on Dec. 20 to elect her replacement. During the Dec. 20 replacement convention, nominations will be taken from the floor, and Continue Reading