Kansas State Board of Education candidates vie in Republican

Half the seats on the Kansas State Board of Education are up for election this year, but only three will be on the primary ballot.

The primary races — all between Republican incumbents and challengers — come as conservative leaders in the Legislature and other arenas have called for more conservative representation on the state’s highest K-12 education body.

The Capital-Journal sent questions to each of the primary race candidates. Their answers, lightly edited for style and length, are listed below. A guide to candidates in the general election races for Kansas State Board of Education Districts 1 and 3 will be published later.

Early voting has started for the Aug. 2 election. The winner of each primary race will face no challengers from Democrats in the general election.