KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Four former Kansas governors have launched a bipartisan campaign to retain Kansas Supreme Court justices in November’s election.
The first of three invitation-only events featuring former Republican Govs. Mike Hayden and Bill Graves and former Democratic Govs. John Carlin and Kathleen Sebelius took place Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri, and are sponsored by Kansans for Fair Courts. That group says it wants to keep the state’s courts independent.
Voters will determine whether five of the seven justices receive another six-year term. They are Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justices Carol Beier, Dan Biles, Marla Luckert and Caleb Stegall.
Conservatives are targeting all of them except Stegall. He is Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s only appointee.