Foulston Defeats Schoenhofer To Keep District Attorney Seat

By: Natasha Trelfa Email
By: Natasha Trelfa Email

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After 20 years at the Sedgwick County District Attorney, Nola Foulston has one yet another term.
She defeated her opponent Mark Schoenhofer 56 to 44 percent, after a hard fought race.

"Many people across the community know the work that we've done," said Nola Foulston, the Sedgwick County District Attorney.

It was a race that was far from friendly, but in the end, district attorney Nola Foulston retained her seat. It's one she's held for 20 years.

"I've been dismayed at times about the trash that was going on and I think that puts a sour note on it, and it's all water under the bridge and tomorrow is just another days," said Foulston.

As news of her 56 to 44 percent win over Mark Schoenhofer rolled in, Foulston talked about the major points she focused her campaign on: her experience.

She also touched on the tough, and often heated, path this race took the candidates down.

"A political race is one that should be based on qualifications and credentials and when you don't have that you use the other resources to bolster your efforts and I think we saw a lot of that in this particular campaign," said Foulston.

As the night wore on, Schoenhofer's camp maintained a positive outlook.

"At this point, we're just hanging out, watching the results, that's all," said Mark Schoenhofer, who ran against Nola Foulston.

Schoenhofer wouldn't say just what his next move would be, but he said the experience had a been a humbling and exciting one.

"I'm new at this point, so everything that has happened is educational to me so it's a lot of fun," said Schoenhofer.


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