TOPEKA – Sen. Chris Steineger, D-Kansas City, announced his bid for Secretary of State on Thursday.
Steineger, has served in the state Senate for 13 years. His district encompasses southern Wyandotte County.
“I was raised by parents who lived through the Great Depression and World War II,” Steineger said. “Many of the lessons that they passed on to me are once again applicable today. Hard work, thrift and living within our means are more sustainable than excessive spending and debt. I plan to incorporate these lessons into the operation of the Secretary of State’s office.”
Steineger served on numerous legislative committees, including the Senate Ethics and Elections Committee, where he learned the laws and procedures governing Kansas elections. Steineger currently serves on the Financial Institutions and Insurance, Education and Assessment and Taxation Committees
Former Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kris Kobach has already announced his bid for the position.
Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh, a Republican, has announced will not seek reelection.