Three Teens Running To Be Kansas' Next Governor

Friday, September 29th 2017, 6:29 am
By: News On 6

A third teenager says he wants to be the governor of Kansas.

Ethan Randleas is a 17-year-old from Wichita who says he will join two other teenagers as candidates in next year's gubernatorial race to replace incumbent Republican Governor Sam Brownback.

Kansas has no law governing the qualifications for governor.

The Kansas City Star reports that Randleas is running as a Republican. He's a student at Wichita Heights High School. 

The other teenage candidates are 17-year-old Republican Tyler Ruzich of Prairie Village, and his friend 16-year-old Democrat Jack Bergeson of Wichita.

Without circulating petitions, a candidate pays $2,207 to file a governor/lieutenant governor team. A candidate who gathers 5,000 signatures pays $670.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.