Senator’s Residency Questioned by Riley Countians

 
U-S Sen. Pat Roberts

U-S Sen. Pat Roberts

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A state board will meet Monday to consider allegations that U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts is not truly a Kansas resident and shouldn’t be allowed to seek re-election.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach scheduled the meeting of the State Objections Board after four citizens from Riley County filed objections to listing the three-term senator on the August 5th Republican primary ballot.

GOP tea party challenger Milton Wolf contends that Roberts lives in Alexandria, Virginia, where the senator owns a home. Roberts and his wife own a duplex unit in Dodge City but rent it out.

 
As KMAN announced Thursday, the four Riley County citizens who filed objections include Christine Tawney and Chuck Henderson of Manhattan and Tom and Sylda Nichols, of Leonardville.

Roberts says he lives and pays taxes in Kansas.

The Objections Board is made up of Kobach, Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer and Attorney General Derek Schmidt. All three have endorsed Roberts.