State Senator David Wysong recently resigned for unspecified family reasons.
State Rep Kay Wolf (R, Prairie Village) nominated State Rep Terrie Huntington (R, Fairway).
Huntington was unopposed.
State law required a secret ballot. Of 86 possible votes, 83 were cast. Huntington received 78 and ”Truth” received 2. There was 1 abstention and 2 blank ballots.
Senator-Elect Terrie Huntington briefly spoke to the group about her community involvement.
Huntington told about two instances of helping constituents in her 7 years of service in the Kansas House.
In one story she helped a constituent with a home owner’s insurance problem.
The second story was about helping a constituent fight bullying in the public schools.
The State Senate 7 District consists of some 61 precincts in Fairway, Leawood, Merriam, Mission, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, and Westwood.
Terrie Huntington’s House District 25 was a part of the State Senate 7 District and consisted of 22 precincts in Fairway, Mission Hills, Mission Woods, Prairie Village Roeland Park, Westwood and Westwood Hills.
Wysong was serving his second four-year Senate term. Huntington will compete the last three years of Wysong’s second term and could run for re-election to the Senate in 2012.
In the next few days Huntington will resign her State Rep seat, which will trigger a similar special election for her replacement in the Kansas House.
Republican officials expressed confidence that the process for Huntington’s house seat could be competed by the beginning of the legislative session in January.
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- House Republican who votes with the left to take vacant Senate seat, Kansas Liberty, Dec 18, 2009.