Democratic candidate cited twice for driving under influence of alcohol. Brandon Woodard, the Democratic nominee for the Kansas House District 30 seat, was cited twice for driving under the influence of alcohol, the Kansas City Star reported this week. Woodard, now 28, was arrested for DUI in Lawrence in 2012 and again in 2014. Woodard is facing Republican Wendy Bingesser in a race to replace Republican Rep. Randy Powell, who did not seek reelection. [Democrat running for Kansas House seat cited for drunken driving not once, but twice — Kansas City Star]
Shawnee council starts process to replace Adrian. The Shawnee council last week began advertising for its vacant councilmember seat. The Ward 3 seat has been vacant since Justin Adrian resigned Sept. 12. Qualified candidates must be a registered voter who lives in Ward 3 of Shawnee. The Shawnee council will accept applications until 5 p.m. Nov. 1. Interested candidates may submit a letter of interest via email to the city clerk, drop it off at city hall or mail it to City of Shawnee, Attn: City Clerk’s Office, 11110 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203. The council will conduct a special meeting Nov. 13 to consider the appointment. The person the council chooses will be sworn into office later that evening.