October 8, 2008
Kelly Kultala, left, a Kansas City, Kan., Democrat, and Steve Fitzgerald, right, a Leavenworth Republican, are seeking the Kansas 5th District Senate seat.
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Tuesday night was a first for the nation and for the 5th Kansas Senate District.
A former county commissioner who received primary backing from Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and the Kansas Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley to oust an incumbent now has won her general election race for state senator.
The race for the Kansas Senate 5th District seat had drawn interest even before the Aug. 5, primary election.