County elections uncontested
Marion County government will be filled mostly with familiar faces in 2013 unless write-in candidates seek election.
The deadline for candidates to file for county elected positions was noon Friday, and none of the races had more than one candidate file, and for all but one race, the incumbent was the only candidate.
Deputy County Clerk Tina Spencer filed for the county clerk race to succeed Carol Maggard, who is retiring at the end of her term.
County Commissioners Daniel Holub and Randy S. Dallke, County Attorney Susan C. Robson, County Treasurer Jeannine Bateman, Register of Deeds Jo A. Ottensmeier, and Sheriff Robert P. Craft will all run for reelection.
Likewise, there were no contested races for township positions.
The deadline for candidates to file for state legislative positions was pushed back to noon June 10. As of Friday, incumbent J. Robert Brookens was the only candidate to represent the 70th District in the Kansas House of Representatives. Also as of Friday, State Sens. Jeff Longbine and Jay Scott Emler were unopposed running for reelection for the 17th and 35th State Senate Districts, respectively.
Delays in redistricting could force postponement of the primary, scheduled for Aug. 7.