Changes Coming for 64th District

64th District St. Rep. Candidate Ben Wilson

64th District St. Rep. Candidate Ben Wilson

As one Manhattan resident filed for candidacy, the representative currently in that spot announced he will non re-file.
 
The Kansas Secretary of State website indicates Republican Ben Wilson has filed for the 64th district position.  According to a recent press release, Wilson lives near Ogden and teaches violin lessons in Manhattan.  “I love working with kids, and I have a passion for education.  I want to ensure the best possible future for this next generation by enacting policies at the state level that strengthen the economy, foster job creation, preserve freedom, and enable high-quality education”, Wilson commented.  Wilson has also worked part time in a state representative’s office for the last two sessions.
 
Earlier this week, KMAN also received word that current 64th District Representative Vern Swanson, of Clay Center, will not be seeking re-election.  Swanson has served a term of eight years, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Vision 2020 Committee.
 
Swanson said, “It has been my honor and I consider it a privilege to have been elected to represent you.  I hope I have served you well and been attentive to the issues affecting the lives of the 24,000 residents of the District and those of all Kansans”.