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Cauble takes state BOE seat

8/6/2014

By Aly Van Dyke

By Aly Van Dyke

Topeka Capital-Journal

The Kansas State Board of Education will welcome to its ranks one

incumbent from Dodge City and a new face from Fredonia as a result of

Tuesday’s Republican primary elections.

Republican Sally Cauble will return to represent District 5, and Republican Jim Porter will represent the board’s District 9.

Cauble defeated challenger Meg Wilson, Great Bend, 12,927-10,786 in the primary election, according to figures from the Secretary

of State’s Office as of 10:19 p.m.

Porter defeated fellow Republican first-timer Martin Burke, Riverton, 9,117-7,081.

With the two primary races over, just one Board of Education race remains undecided.

The District 1 race features a party showdown between incumbent

Democrat Janet Waugh, Kansas City, and the challenging Republican

Nancy Klemp, Leavenworth.

The remaining two seats up for election this year were uncontested:

incumbent Republican John W. Bacon, Olathe, in District 3, and

incumbent Republican Ken Willard, Hutchinson, in District 7.

The state Tuesday didn’t collect the vote totals of uncontested races, said assistant election director Bryan Caskey.

Shawnee County’s seat in District 4 won’t be up until 2016.

Incumbent Democrat Carolyn Campbell, of Topeka, won the 2012 election

with 82,107 votes over Westboro Baptist Church follower Jack Wu’s

33,341.

Aly Van Dyke can be reached at (785) 295-1270 or aly.vandyke@cjonline.com. Follow Aly on Twitter @alyvandyke.