Take a look at who Marion County will be voting for on August 7th

The 2018 primary election is Tuesday, August 7.

There will be six contested primary races in the Republican Party and one in the Democratic Party.

Here is a look at what will be on your ballot:

Governor/Lieutenant Governor:

Republican: Jeff Colyer/Tracey Mann, Kris Kobach/Wink Hartman, Ken Selzer/Jen Anderson, Jim Barnett/Rosie Hansen, Patrick Kucera/Patricia Reitz, Tyler Ruzich/Dominic Scavuzzo.

Democrat: Carl Brewer/Chris Morrow, Joshua Svaty/Katrina Lewison, Laura Kelly/Lynn Rogers, Arden Anderson/Dale Cowsert, Jack Bergeson/Alexander Cline.

The race for governor will field the largest primaries of the election season.

Gov. Jeff Colyer, who took over for Sam Brownback in January, is searching for his first full term. He will face stiff competition from Secretary of State and Trump surrogate Kris Kobach, along with Insurance Commissioner Ken Selzer and former state legislator Jim Barnett. Pastor Patrick Kucera and high school student Tyler Ruzich are also running. Colyer is running with current Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann. Kobach is running with business man Wink Hartman. Selzer is running with small business owner Jen Anderson.

The Democratic side will field five candidates. Former Wichita mayor Carl Brewer is running with Chris Morrow, former mayor of Gardner. Former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture and state representative Joshua Svaty, of Ellsworth, is running with veteran helicopter pilot and Manhattan-Ogden USD 383 Board of Education member Katrina Lewison. State Sen. Laura Kelly, of Topeka, is running with fellow State Sen. and former Wichita USD 259 Board of Education member Lynn Rogers. Arden Anderson, a veteran and doctor, is running with Dale Cowsert. High school students Jack Bergeson and Alexander Cline are running together.

United States House of Representatives, District 1

Republican: Roger Marshall and Nick Reinecker.

Democrat: Alan LaPolice

Congressman Roger Marshall, who defeated three-term incumbent Tim Huelskamp in the 2016 primary, will be facing a primary opponent of his own this year in Nick Reinecker of McPherson.

Reinecker, who operates the Inman Harvest Cafe, describes himself as a “grassroots constitutionally conservative Republican.”

Marshall, a gynecologist from Great Bend, will be seeking his second term in Congress. He serves on the House Committees on Agriculture, Small Business and Science, Space and Technology.

Alan LaPolice, who ran unsuccessfully as a Republican in 2014 and an independent in 2016, will be vying for the seat again, this time as a Democrat.

Kansas House of Representatives, District 74

Republican: Don Schroeder and Stephen Owens

Democrat: None

Republican incumbent Don Schroeder, who has served in the legislature since 2007, will face small business owner and staunch conservative Stephen Owens in the primary. (More information on this race can be found on page ???)

Secretary of State:

Republican: Randy Duncan, Keith Esau, Craig McCullah, Scott Schwab, Dennis Taylor

Democrat: Brian “BAM” McClendon

Five Republicans are vying for the seat left open by Kris Kobach as he runs for governor.

Former Saline County Commissioner Randy Duncan is from Salina. State Representative Keith Esau, a Tabor College graduate, is from Olathe. Craig McCullah, former deputy assistant secretary of state, is from Topeka. State Representative Scott Schwab is from Johnson County. Dennis Taylor, former chief of staff to Gov. Mike Hayden, is from Topeka.

The winner will face Brian “BAM” McClendon, University of Kansas professor and creator of Google Earth, in the general election.

Commissioner of Insurance:

Republican: Vicki Schmidt and Clark Shultz.

Democrat: Nathaniel McLaughlin

Two Republicans and one Democrat will be vying for the seat vacated by Ken Selzer as he runs for Governor.

State Senator Vicki Schmidt of Topeka will face Assistant Insurance Commissioner and former state legislator Clark Shultz of McPherson.

The winner will face Democrat Nathaniel McLaughlin in the general election.

State Board of Education, District 7

Republican: Robert D’Andrea and Ben Jones

Democrat: James Hannon

Salina Catholic Schools educator and Bethany College adjunct professor Robert D’Andrea will face Ben Jones of Hutchinson.

The winner will face Democrat James Hannon in the general election.

Attorney General:

Republican: Derek Schmidt

Democrat: Sarah Swain

There will be no contested primary for Attorney General.

Incumbent Derek Schmidt, an Independence Republican, will face Lawrence Attorney Sarah Swain in the general election.

State Treasurer:

Republican: Jake LaTurner

Democrat: Marci Francisco

There will be no contested primary for State Treasurer.

Incumbent State Treasurer Jake LaTurner, who was appointed to replace Ron Estes, will face Democratic State Sen. Marci Francisco in the general election.

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