A report from the Kansas City Star’s Steve Kraske on Thursday suggests that U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, who was elected to his fourth term in office in November, is considering a run for Kansas Governor in 2018.
“Like many of my neighbors, I’ve had concerns about the challenges facing our state,” Kraske quotes Yoder saying through a spokesman. “And with two little girls, I’m especially focused on strengthening the quality of education in Kansas.”
Yoder faced his stiffest challenge yet for the District 3 seat last year, but still managed a fairly comfortable victory, taking 51.3 percent of the vote to Democrat Jay Sidie’s 40.6. Libertarian Steven Hohe carried 8 percent. Still, Democrats have identified the seat as a target for potential takeover in 2018, pointing out that the district voted for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the presidential election.
As a constituent, what would you like to see as Yoder’s next move?