A6 FRIDAY, JUNE 5, 1998 KANSAS POLITICS THE SALINA JOURNAL T HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Salina Democrats seek 71st District position Filings by Earnest, Lynch set up primary runoff in August By SHARON MONTAGUE Tlie Salina Journal Two Salina Democrats, Roxanne Earnest and Eloise Lynch, filed Thursday for election to the 71st District House of Representatives seat, setting up a primary runoff in August. And Allan White, Saline County's Democratic party chairman, said Democratic candidates would file in Topeka today for nomination to Salina's 67th and 69th District House seats. Those seats are held by Joe Kejr, R-Brookville, and Deena Horst, R-Salina. Kejr is not seeking re-election, but Horst has filed for re-election. An Ellsworth Republican, Jerry Aday, has filed for Kejr's seat. The 71st District seat is held by Carol Beggs, R-Salina, who has filed for election to a third term. Both Earnest and Lynch filed by fee in the Saline County Clerk's Office. Their filings will not be official until the documents reach the office of the Kansas Secretary of State. The primary election is scheduled for Aug. 4, and the general election for Nov. 3. The deadline for filing for the House of Representatives, Saline County commission and other local and state offices is noon Wednesday. Earnest works as administrative coordinator for Community Access Television of Salina, where she has worked for six years. She received a bachelor's degree in humanities from the University of Hawaii, served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years and is a former air traffic controller and airport manager. She served on the Salina Human Relations Board and has participated for three years in Salina's Careers 2000 and Teen Women in Science and Technology programs. Earnest also has done volunteer work for Salina Community Theatre, Creating the Future, Meals on Wheels, Amnesty International and Downtown Salina. Earnest said she decided to run for the state representative seat to give average Salinans a voice in state government. "I think people want a government that better represents their Filings include House leaders By The Associated Press TOPEKA — Two leaders of the state House of Representatives filed Thursday for re-election. A Democratic congressional candidate also put his name on the ballot. The filings by House Majority Leader Robin Jennison, R-Healy, and Minority Leader Tom Sawyer, D-Wichita, brought to 99 the number of state representatives who have guaranteed themselves a spot on the ballot. The House has 125 members, but eight of them have said they will not run again. That means the plans of another 18 are in doubt, with the filing deadline set for noon Wednesday. The new congressional candidate is Jim Phillips, a Moscow attorney. He is running in the heavily Republican 1st District, which covers the western two-thirds of the state. DR. DEAN EDELL CARROL HAMILTON I Roofing Company Since 1962 Free Estimates, All Work Guaranteed \1-800-864-4637 • 785-452-92241 NEWS TALK 91O EARNEST LYNCH views and their feelings," Earnest said. "I will bring fresh energy to that." Toward that end, Earnest plans to produce a live, call-in show on Public Access Channel 6 at 8 p.m. July 21 to hear what people think their state representatives should be doing. "I would like to know from people what their concerns are," Earnest said. "I want to know what they want their representatives to do that they either aren't doing now or aren't doing well." Earnest also is interested in learning more about the system used to pay for public schools and helping devise a better, fairer system. "I'm very confused and annoyed with the situation with our schools," she said. Lynch a former legislator Lynch, 705 S. Santa Fe, is seeking to regain the House seat she held for six years, from 1989 through 1994. She was unseated by Beggs. Lynch, a retired high school history and political science teacher, sees the upcoming years as critical in Kansas politics. "We need a person who is conscientious and has experience in government," she said. Her concerns include education, an extensive highway program and public health and welfare reforms. Underlying those concerns, Lynch said, is a need for a fair taxation system to fund state government programs. Lynch said she brings her six years' of experience as a state representative to the race and the wide range of programs that were ushered through the Legislature during that time, including the moving of the Kansas Highway Patrol Training Center to Salina, the legislation that allowed a sales tax to be used to fund construction of an addition to the Saline County Jail and the takeover of the former Kansas Technical Institute by Kansas State University. The passage of those pieces of legislation, Lynch said, show that she was "a very conscientious and active participant in the Legislature." Lynch has been involved in many community activities through the years, including: • Little House Adult Learning Center, where she tutors regularly. • Salina Community Access Television, where she produces, every other Wednesday, the program, "Oh, Say! A Dialogue With Salina." • The North Central Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross, which she serves as a member of the board of directors. • Salina Youth Care, which she serves as board member. • First Christian Church, which she serves as an elder. Silks & Arrangements Don't forget Dad June 21! 2450 S. 9th7 Mid-State Plaza /Salina, p 67401/785-823-9191 T SALINE COUNTY COMMISSION White files for re-election to county seat By The Journal Staff Mike White, 43, 2997 N. Muir, has filed for election to a third term as the 1st District representative on the Saline County Commission. 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