Admitting he’s a longshot, Mike Bruner said Tuesday he was on his way to Topeka today to file to run for the 12th District seat in the Kansas Senate, held for the last two terms by Caryn Tyson of Parker.
Bruner is running as a Democrat. He retired in 2017 from a 40-year career teaching American and world history at Chanute High School. The last few years Bruner has been busy lighting the fire under the long-defunct chapter of the Allen County Democratic Party, of which he now serves as chairman. Only about 18% of registered voters in Allen County are Democrats.
Bruner is 68 and lives in Humboldt with his wife, Glenda.