Democrat Jerry Stogsdill appears well on his way to capturing the Kansas House seat vacated by Barbara Bollier. Stogsdill is leading Republican Dorothy Hughes by a margin of 55 to 45 percent Wednesday morning in House District 21.
Only 11 of the 19 precincts are included in that vote count. In the advance in person vote, Stogsdill had recorded at lead of more than 1,000 votes of the 5,800 votes cast.
“I heard from Democrats and Republican alike that they were scared for our schools,” Stogsdill said Tuesday night after the advance vote was released. People he met while campaigning door-to-door, he said, “seemed to appreciate my experience in education and economic development.”