TOPEKA – (April 10, 2018) – People who do not reside in Kansas are not eligible to run for or serve as governor of Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt is arguing in a lawsuit filed today. The lawsuit, filed in Shawnee County District Court, asks the court to declare that the Legislature has, through several statutes, already determined that candidates for governor and lieutenant governor must be residents of the state. Schmidt argues that while no single statute expressly requires Kansas residency, these several statutes taken together clearly establish the Legislative intent that gubernatorial candidates must be residents of the state. “It appears that the Legislature always has intended candidates for Kansas governor to reside in our state,”...
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AG Derek Schmidt files lawsuit to bar out-of-state candidates from running for governor in Kansas