Dillmore challenges eligibility of opponent, Whitmore

TOPEKA — Wichita Democrat Rep. Nile Dillmore objected today to the eligibility of Republican John R. Whitmer to run in the 92nd House district, which includes the Riverside neighborhood in Wichita.

In an e-mail to the Secretary of State’s office, Dillmore said Whitmer lists his address on N. Faulker Avenue in the district, but he says voter records show he lives on Forestview Court in District 94 in west Wichita.

Whitmer said that he closed on a house on Faulker Avenue about three weeks ago and is finishing up his move-in. He said he recently changed his voter registration address and is eligible to run against Dillmore.

Whitmer, who operates a convention and events company called KanCon, said previously lived in Riverside before moving to west Wichita.

Dillmore has represented the 92nd district since 2001 and is the ranking minority member on the House taxation committee.