Justice moves forward
Jan Justice, a local woman and Democratic candidate for the 3rd District Kansas Senate seat, began her campaign nearly a year before other challengers. On Tuesday night, Justice reached the halfway mark of securing the position when she defeated Ed Sass of Eudora for the Democratic nomination.
She hopes November will yield similar results to Tuesday night and send her to Topeka.
"Voters are interested in change," she said. "They're not interested in keeping the status quo."
Justice received 2,928 votes Tuesday, outdistancing Sass, 1,189 votes, by nearly a three-to-one margin. Her opponent in the Nov. 2 general election will be Roger Pine, who lives just west of Linwood.
Pine finished the primary with 3, 696 votes. Connie O'Brien of Tonganoxie finished second with 2,621 votes followed by Richard Rodewald of Eudora, 918 votes, and Chuck Quinn of Perry with 574 votes