Sedgwick Co. Democrats select Mary Ware to fill Lt. Gov.-elect Rogers’ state Senate seat

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Democrats met Saturday in Wichita to fill the former state Senate seat belonging to Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers. 

“Congratulations to our newest State Senator, Mary Ware!” read the announcement on Saturday. 

Ware was selected on Saturday to take the seat. 

“We were lucky to have great candidates with us today,” said the Sedgwick County Democratic Party. “We’re fortunate to have Sen. Ware in Topeka moving us forward.”

Democrats have picked a Kansas House member to fill Gov.-elect Laura Kelly’s former state Senate seat.

Their selection Thursday evening of Democratic state Rep. Vic Miller of Topeka came 34 years after Miller ran unsuccessfully for the same seat.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports Miller would not say whether he would run for the seat in 2020.

Democrats in Wichita plan to meet Saturday to fill the former Senate seat belonging to Lt. Gov.-elect Lynn Rogers. Miller said the departure of both Kelly and Rogers from the Senate left Democrats needing someone with legislative experience to replace Kelly.

The 67-year-old Miller served in the House from 1979 through 1984 and lost a Senate race that year. He became a power in local politics and returned to the Kansas House in 2016.

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