Future of Kansas depends on Nov. 8 election

The governor and attorney general's races are the most talked about, but the constitutional amendment to give legislators undue power could affect generations to come.



October 21, 2022 - 4:20 PM

As Gov. Laura Kelly’s second in command, Iola native Lt. Gov. David Toland has the ear of Southeast Kansas residents. This is all the more reason we should support the Kelly-Toland ticket in the Nov. 8 general election. Pictured above, David and Beth Toland at the Farm City Days parade. Photo by Vickie Moss

Dear readers, here are some of my picks on the Nov. 8 ballot and why. 

United States Senator

Sen. Jerry Moran earns our support because he upheld the U.S. Constitution as one of the first Republican members of Congress to admit Joe Biden was legitimately elected president, albeit three weeks after the Nov. 3 election. Moran also voted to certify Biden as president in the wee hours after the horrific Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol. 

Moran also works across the aisle, by evidence of his Sept. 30 vote to extend the federal government’s Sept. 30 fiscal year deadline to Dec. 16, continuing to fund not only vital services but also provide additional assistance to Ukraine. 

Moran’s most disappointing vote was against Ketanji Brown Jackson as the next justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.