Local Kansas House representative moves to Ottawa after maps redrawn
State Rep. TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City, and now of Ottawa was one several Kansas legislators moving after a three-member panel of federal judges released Friday new district maps. Her 10th House District was essentially split in half and is now entirely in Douglas County.
Gregory said she drove to Ottawa on Friday looking for "For Rent" signs and found a place.
"The Lord moves you where he wants to," she said. She is now running in the 59th House District.
Gregory said she is ready to meet new voters. "I have my tennis shoes laced," she said.
State Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, files to run in 3rd state Senate District race.
Meanwhile, dozens of candidates crowded the Kansas Secretary of State's office in Topeka to beat the noon filing deadline for the Kansas House and Senate, Kansas Board of Education and congressional seats.
Among those filing were:
Lawrence attorney Robert Eye, a Democrat, files to run in 2nd Congressional District race.
State Rep. Anthony Brown, R-Eudora, files to run in 3rd state Senate District race, which includes Baldwin City.
John Wilson, a Democrat from Lawrence, files to run in 10th state House District race.
Caleb Correll, a Democrat from Ottawa, files to run in 59th state House District race.
State Sen. Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell, files to run in state House race and says he will run for speaker.