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Republicans Have New Leader in Kansas House

Republicans in the Kansas House of Representatives take a comfortable 92-33 majority into the new Kansas legislative session in January. And they will do so with a new leader.

This morning, Arlen Siegfried of Olathe was elected the new Majority Leader in the Kansas House defeating Richard Carlson of St. Mary’s 54-36.

Siegfried replaces Ray Merrick from Stillwell, who was appointed to the Kansas Senate to fill the vacancy created by the election of State Senator Jeff Colyer as Lt. Governor.

Minority Leader Paul Davis of Lawrence is expected to be unopposed in efforts to reclaim the top Democratic job in the Kansas House.

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".