Gay Candidate Loses Kansas Board Of Ed Contest

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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An openly gay candidate for the State Board of Education loses his race against a conservative member, but a coalition of moderates and Democrats continued to hold the majority.

Democrat Christopher Renner, of Manhattan, lost to Republican Kathy Martin, of Clay Center, in the 6th District of northeast and north-central Kansas.

With 95 percent of the vote counted, Martin had 59 percent of the vote.

In other board races, two Democrats and a moderate Republican won and another Democrat was ahead with half the votes counted. That means the moderate coalition in January will either be 7-3 or the current 6-4 edge. Five members — a Democrat, two conservatives and two moderates — weren't up for re-election this year.

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