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We are pleased to announce our candidate endorsements for the 2022 General Election in Kansas on Tuesday, 8 November.

We will continue to update this page as we complete our evaluations of candidates in the upcoming election.

The last day to register to vote in Kansas is 18 October.

You can register online here and you can check to see if you are registered by looking here.

Statewide Offices

Laura KellyGovernorD
David TolandLieutenant GovernorD
Chris MannAttorney GeneralD
Jeanna RepassSecretary of StateD
Lynn RogersTreasurerD

District Races

As a result of redistricting following the 2020


This summer, delegates to the American Association of University Professors Biennial Association Meeting voted to affiliate with the AFT. On July 15th at the AFT Convention, AFT President Randi Weingarten and AAUP President Irene Mulvey signed the historic affiliation agreement, which went into effect on August 1, 2022. If you weren't able to make the Convention to see it in person, you can watch the recording of the livestream here:

In a joint statement this week, Presidents Mulvey and Weingarten outlined why this is such a big deal:

Now, together, we represent more higher education workers


What:Gubernatorial Debate between Laura Kelly (D), Derek Schmidt (R), and Dennis Pyle (I)
When:Saturday, September 10, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Where:Peoples Bank and Trust Arena, Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson, KS

Buy your ticket to the Kansas State Fair at your local Dillon’s or at

For more information, you can check out the event page for the Debate here.

Want to make sure you're registered to vote in the General Election this November? Check your voter registration status at VoterView from the Kansas Secretary of State.


At Least One Inmate Hospitalized, 3 Staff Members Injured

Friday, 15 July, 2022

Topeka, KS – At approximately 7pm tonight, an altercation among several inmates on A Unit at Lansing Correctional Facility broke out. When Corrections staff responded to the incident, some inmates began to assault them as well. This fight has already resulted in the hospitalization of one inmate and injuries to three employees.

Corrections officers instructed inmates on A Unit to return to and remain in their cells. The rest of the prison is fully secured. Without sufficient staff to enforce a lockdown however, many


Kansas Senate bring failed Janus bill back for fourth try

Monday, 14 March, 2022

Topeka, KS – The Kansas Senate has introduced SB 511 - a word-for-word copy of last year’s HB 2354 - to try once again to tell Kansas workers what to do with their money. The state legislature has failed every year since 2018 to pass this unpopular, unnecessary bill due to overwhelming opposition from workers, businesses, and organized labor. AFT Kansas opposes this bill yet again.

SB 511’s purpose is to attack frontline workers in the most vulnerable moment of their careers as public servants. It is a blatant


On Wednesday, 3 November, a corrections officer was assaulted by an inmate at Lansing Correctional Facility. Yesterday, KOSE was contacted by multiple media outlets for a statement. We want to provide that statement here in full as well as links to those stories. We wish Ms. Bindel a full and speedy recovery.

As our statement outlines, this horrible event is a direct result of the inability for KDOC, the state administration, and the Kansas legislature to adequately safeguard state employees and staff these facilities. We know that these issues are longstanding and severe, and that many state