Tuesday, March 28, 2006


Jack Wempe to Challenge Willard

Democrat Jack Wempe, former chairman of the Kansas Board of Regents, legislator, and school superintendent has announced he will run for the Kansas Board of Education seat now held by Ken Willard, an ultra-right Republican who represents District 7 in 20 south central Kansas.

Wempe says he's “disappointed” by the state board’s push to de- emphasize the teaching of evolution.

Right-wingers on the State Board of Education who are up for re-election this year-- Ken Willard, John Bacon, and Connie Morris -- now face opponents in both the primary and general elections.

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