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Jilka Expected to Run for 1st District Seat

The Kansas Democratic Party is saying that there will be an announcement today, specifically a Salina man will announce his candidacy for the 1st District U.S. House of Representatives seat.

The Salina Journal is reporting today that the mystery man is former 3-term Salina City Commissioner and Mayor Alan Jilka.

A press conference is scheduled for 10:00 this morning in front of the Salina City-County Building.

The Big First District Congressional seat is being vacated by Hays Republican Jerry Moran. Moran is running for the U.S. Senate seat that is being vacated by Sam Brownback who is expected to run for Governor in 2010.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".