2020 General Election Endorsements by MainPAC

MainPAC Endorsed KS General 2020These are the 2020 General Election endorsements of MainPAC, the political action committee of the Mainstream Coalition, for races in Kansas. These candidates represent the best hope for achieving a Kansas that respects the rights, beliefs, and opportunities of every Kansan, regardless of who they are. These are people who understand that they will represent all of their constituents, not just those who elect them. We encourage you to support these candidates and their campaigns, and to vote for them on November 3rd, 2020.

For judicial retention choices, MainPAC does not make endorsements. However, for Johnson County, here is a nonpartisan resource by the Johnson County Bar Association.

Our process
Endorsements are decided by a nonpartisan committee (see the 2020 committee members) that deliberates over candidate surveys, available voting records, candidate interviews when needed, and other factors to determine how closely a candidate is aligned with the values of the Mainstream Coalition, and how well their fundraising, organization, and messaging would contribute to their success.

Endorsement in any given election does not imply or guarantee endorsement in any current or future election. You may view the sample General Endorsement Survey here.

Why are some people not on this list?
During the endorsement process, MainPAC actively solicits questionnaires from all candidates regardless of party affiliation. If your candidate or race is not listed below, it could be for a variety of factors. The most likely is that the candidate did not return a survey, as it is MainPAC's policy that a candidate cannot be considered for endorsement unless they return a survey. See the Appendix for a list of people invited to take the survey, and who submitted one.

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2020 MainPAC Nov 3, 2020 General Election Endorsements in Kansas

For longer lists, click on column headers to sort, or use the search box to look up a candidate or district. Not sure what district you're in? Use The Voter Network's KSBallot.org to find out who is on your ballot, then come back here to see if they have been endorsed.

United States Federal Races

Office Dist Last First Party Endorsed Link
US President -- Biden Joseph D Yes website
US Senate -- Bollier Barbara D Yes website
US House 2 De La Isla Michelle D Yes website
US House 3 Davids Sharice D Yes website

* No surveys were returned by candidates for US House Districts 1 or 4

Kansas State Board of Education

Office Dist Last First Party Endorsed Link
KS SBOE 2 Haas  Melanie D Yes website
KS SBOE 4 Mah Ann D Yes website

Johnson County Board of County Commissioners

Office Dist Last First Party Endorsed Link
JoCo BOCC 3 Obringer-Varhall Stacy n/a Yes website
JoCo BOCC 6 Allenbrand Shirley n/a Yes website

Kansas State Senate

Office Dist Last First Party Endorsed Link
KS Senate 1 Miller Kirk D Yes website
KS Senate 2 Francisco Marci D Yes website
KS Senate 3 Holland Tom D Yes website
KS Senate 4 Haley David D Yes website
KS Senate 5 Pittman Jeff D Yes website
KS Senate 6 Pettey Pat D Yes website
KS Senate 7 Corson Ethan D Yes website
KS Senate 8 Holscher Cindy D Yes website
KS Senate 9 Knoell Stacey D Yes website
KS Senate 10 Constance Lindsey D Yes website
KS Senate 11 Koesten Joy D Yes website
KS Senate 13 Ingle Nancy D Yes website
KS Senate 18 Schlingensiepen Tobias D Yes website
KS Senate 19 Hensley Anthony D Yes website
KS Senate 20 Willis Rachel D Yes website
KS Senate 21 Sykes Dinah D Yes website
KS Senate 23 Budetti Wendy D Yes website
KS Senate 25 Ware Mary D Yes website
KS Senate 27 McCorkle Mike D Yes website
KS Senate 28 Ward Jim D Yes website
KS Senate 30 Gregory Melissa D Yes website
KS Senate 34 Henry Shanna D Yes website
KS Senate 37 Peck Becca D Yes website

Kansas State House of Representatives

Office Dist Last First Party Endorsed Link
KS House 2 Grant Lynn D Yes website
KS House 5 Sims Roger D Yes website
KS House 9 Cloutier Alana D Yes website
KS House 10 Haswood Christina D Yes website
KS House 13 Pringle Mark D Yes website
KS House 14 Schweller Angela D Yes website
KS House 15 Fine Cole D Yes website
KS House 16 Featherston Linda D Yes website
KS House 17 Hoye Jo Ella D Yes website
KS House 18 Neighbor Cindy D Yes website
KS House 19 Clayton Stephanie D Yes website
KS House 20 Poskin Mari-Lynn D Yes website
KS House 21 Stogsdill Jerry D Yes website
KS House 22 Vaughn Lindsay D Yes website
KS House 23 Ruiz Susan D Yes website
KS House 25 Xu Rui D Yes website
KS House 26 Shimeall Mike D Yes website
KS House 28 Jercha Sally D Yes website
KS House 29 Parker Brett D Yes website
KS House 30 Woodard Brandon D Yes website
KS House 31 Ruiz Louis D Yes website
KS House 34 Winn Valdenia D Yes website
KS House 36 Wolfe Moore Kathy D Yes website
KS House 38 Grogan Sherri D Yes website
KS House 39 Lampe Les D Yes website
KS House 40 Scholtz Joana D Yes website
KS House 43 Finley Pamela D Yes website
KS House 44 Ballard Barbara D Yes website
KS House 45 Amyx Mike D Yes website
KS House 46 Highberger Dennis "Boog" D Yes website
KS House 48 Day Jennifer D Yes website
KS House 49 Dixon Katie D Yes website
KS House 55 Kuether Annie D Yes website
KS House 59 Rugg Caren D Yes website
KS House 60 Maddox Todd D Yes website
KS House 64 Vathauer Jim D Yes website
KS House 71 Zamrzla Jeffrey D Yes website
KS House 78 Meyer Kathy D Yes website
KS House 81 Joyce Matthew D Yes website
KS House 82 Hackerott Edward D Yes website
KS House 83 Helgerson Henry D Yes website
KS House 84 Finney Gail D Yes website
KS House 85 Gregory Marcey D Yes website
KS House 87 Fox Matt D Yes website
KS House 88 Bishop Elizabeth D Yes website
KS House 92 Carmichael John D Yes website
KS House 95 Sawyer Tom D Yes website
KS House 98 Crum Steven D Yes website
KS House 100 Smith Chad D Yes website
KS House 103 Victors Ponka-We D Yes website
KS House 104 Strand Garth D Yes website
KS House 106 Swim James D Yes website
KS House 116 Roitman Rick D Yes website

*Endorsement in any given election does not imply or guarantee endorsement in any current or future election.


This is a list of the candidates invited to take the MainPAC endorsement survey, and an indication of whether a survey was submitted. Candidates were informed that MainPAC cannot endorse a candidate who does not submit a completed survey.

As there are hundreds of entries, we suggest use of the search box at right.

Office Dist Last First Party Survey Completed
US President -- Biden Joseph D  
US President -- Trump Donald R  
US Senate -- Bollier Barbara Democratic Yes
US Senate -- Marshall Roger Republican  
US Senate -- Buckley Jason Libertarian Yes
US House 1 Barnett Kali Democratic  
US House 1 Mann Tracey Republican  
US House 2 De La Isla Michelle Democratic Yes
US House 2 LaTurner Jake Republican  
US House 2 Garrad Robert Libertarian  
US House 3 Davids Sharice Democratic Yes
US House 3 Adkins Amanda Republican  
US House 3 Hohe Steven Libertarian Yes
US House 4 Lombard Laura Democratic  
US House 4 Estes Ron Republican  
KS Senate 1 Miller Kirk Democratic Yes
KS Senate 1 Pyle Dennis Republican  
KS Senate 2 Francisco Marci Democratic Yes
KS Senate 3 Holland Tom Democratic Yes
KS Senate 3 Dove Willie Republican  
KS Senate 4 Haley David Democratic Yes
KS Senate 4 Stillwell Sam Republican  
KS Senate 5 Pittman Jeffrey Democratic Yes
KS Senate 5 Braun Kevin Republican  
KS Senate 6 Pettey Pat Democratic Yes
KS Senate 6 Whittington Diana Republican  
KS Senate 7 Corson Ethan Democratic Yes
KS Senate 7 McConwell Laura Republican Yes
KS Senate 8 Holscher Cindy Democratic Yes
KS Senate 8 Todd James Republican  
KS Senate 9 Knoell Stacey Democratic Yes
KS Senate 9 Lynn Julia Republican  
KS Senate 10 Constance Lindsey Democratic Yes
KS Senate 10 Thompson Mike Republican  
KS Senate 11 Koesten Joy Democratic Yes
KS Senate 11 Warren Kellie Republican  
KS Senate 12 Bruner Mike Democratic  
KS Senate 12 Tyson Caryn Republican  
KS Senate 13 Ingle Nancy Democratic Yes
KS Senate 13 Hilderbrand Richard Republican  
KS Senate 14 Fagg Michael Republican  
KS Senate 15 Peck Virgil Republican Yes
KS Senate 16 Fry Timothy Democratic  
KS Senate 16 Masterson Ty Republican  
KS Senate 17 Vecchione Stephen Democratic  
KS Senate 17 Longbine Jeff Republican  
KS Senate 18 Schlingensiepen Tobias Democratic Yes
KS Senate 18 O'Shea Kristen Republican  
KS Senate 19 Hensley Anthony Democratic Yes
KS Senate 19 Kloos Rick Republican  
KS Senate 20 Willis Rachel Democratic Yes
KS Senate 20 Dietrich Brenda Republican Yes
KS Senate 21 Sykes Dinah Democratic Yes
KS Senate 21 Bickimer Tom Republican  
KS Senate 22 Hawk Tom Democratic  
KS Senate 22 Bowser Craig Republican  
KS Senate 23 Budetti Wendy Democratic Yes
KS Senate 23 Olson Rob Republican  
KS Senate 24 Claeys J.R. Republican  
KS Senate 25 Ware Mary Democratic Yes
KS Senate 25 Fruechting Vail Republican  
KS Senate 26 Kerschen Dan Republican  
KS Senate 27 McCorkle Mike Democratic Yes
KS Senate 27 Suellentrop Gene Republican  
KS Senate 28 Ward Jim Democratic Yes
KS Senate 28 Petersen Mike Republican  
KS Senate 29 Faust Goudeau Oletha Democratic  
KS Senate 29 Ackerman Myron Republican  
KS Senate 30 Gregory Melissa Democratic Yes
KS Senate 30 Erickson Renee Republican  
KS Senate 31 McGinn Carolyn Republican  
KS Senate 32 Alley Larry Republican  
KS Senate 33 Straub Alicia Republican  
KS Senate 34 Henry Shanna Democratic Yes
KS Senate 34 Steffen Mark Republican  
KS Senate 35 Wilborn Richard Republican  
KS Senate 36 Bowers Elaine Republican  
KS Senate 37 Peck Becca Democratic Yes
KS Senate 37 Baumgardner Molly Republican  
KS Senate 38 Pando Edgar Democratic Yes
KS Senate 38 Estes Bud Republican  
KS Senate 39 Doll John Republican  
KS Senate 40 Dreiling Larry Democratic  
KS Senate 40 Billinger Richard Republican  
KS House 1 Houser Michael Republican  
KS House 2 Grant Lynn Democratic Yes
KS House 2 Collins Kenneth Republican  
KS House 3 Murnan Monica Democratic  
KS House 3 Smith Charles (Chuck) Republican  
KS House 4 Meyer Bill Democratic  
KS House 4 Jacobs Trevor Republican  
KS House 5 Sims Roger Democratic Yes
KS House 5 Samsel Mark Republican  
KS House 6 Poetter Samantha Republican  
KS House 7 Proehl Richard Republican  
KS House 8 Croft Chris Republican  
KS House 9 Cloutier Alana Democratic Yes
KS House 9 Thompson Kent Republican  
KS House 10 Haswood Christina Democratic  
KS House 11 Kelly Jim Republican  
KS House 12 Blex Doug Republican  
KS House 13 Pringle Mark Democratic Yes
KS House 13 Newland Joe Republican  
KS House 14 Schweller Angela Democratic Yes
KS House 14 Esau Charlotte Republican  
KS House 15 Fine Cole Democratic Yes
KS House 15 Toplikar John Republican  
KS House 16 Featherston Linda Democratic Yes
KS House 16 Young Rashard Republican  
KS House 17 Hoye Jo Ella Democratic Yes
KS House 17 Sapp Kristine Republican  
KS House 17 Kerner Michael Libertarian Yes
KS House 18 Neighbor Cindy Democratic Yes
KS House 18 Gordon Cathy Republican  
KS House 19 Clayton Stephanie Democratic Yes
KS House 20 Poskin Mari-Lynn Democratic Yes
KS House 20 Dirks Jane Republican  
KS House 21 Stogsdill Jerry Democratic Yes
KS House 21 Reese Bob Republican  
KS House 22 Vaughn Lindsay Democratic Yes
KS House 23 Ruiz Susan Democratic Yes
KS House 23 Shull Jeff Republican  
KS House 23 Clark Matthew Libertarian  
KS House 24 Ousley Jarrod Democratic  
KS House 25 Xu Rui Democratic Yes
KS House 26 Shimeall Dr. Mike Democratic Yes
KS House 26 Thomas Adam Republican  
KS House 27 Patel Sona Democratic  
KS House 27 Tarwater Sean Republican  
KS House 28 Jercha Sally Democratic Yes
KS House 28 Turner Carl Republican  
KS House 29 Parker(I) Brett Democratic Yes
KS House 29 Clinton Jerry Republican  
KS House 30 Woodard Brandon Democratic Yes
KS House 30 Williams Laura Republican  
KS House 31 Ruiz Louis Democratic Yes
KS House 31 Griffith Landon Republican  
KS House 32 Curtis Pam Democratic  
KS House 32 Conchola Greg Republican  
KS House 33 Burroughs Tom Democratic  
KS House 33 Mackey Jordan Republican  
KS House 33 Parsons Rick Libertarian  
KS House 34 Winn Valdenia Democratic Yes
KS House 35 Henderson Broderick Democratic  
KS House 35 Snelson Mark Republican  
KS House 36 Wolfe Moore Kathy Democratic Yes
KS House 36 Gilstrap Mark Republican  
KS House 37 Coleman Aaron Democratic  
KS House 38 Grogan Sherri Democratic Yes
KS House 38 Johnson Timothy Republican  
KS House 39 Lampe Les Democratic Yes
KS House 39 Donohoe Owen Republican  
KS House 40 Scholtz Joana Democratic Yes
KS House 40 French David Republican  
KS House 41 Griswold Mike Democratic  
KS House 41 Proctor Pat Republican  
KS House 42 Neelly Lance Republican  
KS House 43 Finley Pamela Democratic Yes
KS House 43 Sutton Bill Republican  
KS House 44 Ballard Barbara Democratic Yes
KS House 45 Amyx Mike Democratic Yes
KS House 46 Highberger Dennis "Boog" Democratic Yes
KS House 46 Javaheri Dante Libertarian Yes
KS House 47 Caddell Michael Democratic  
KS House 47 Ellis Ronald Republican  
KS House 48 Day Jennifer Democratic Yes
KS House 48 Frederick Terry Republican  
KS House 49 Dixon Katie Democratic Yes
KS House 49 Lynn Megan Republican  
KS House 50 Reed Timothy Democratic  
KS House 50 Patton Fred Republican  
KS House 51 Highland Ron Republican  
KS House 52 Davis Mary Democratic  
KS House 52 Borjon Jesse Republican  
KS House 53 Gartner Jim Democratic  
KS House 53 Coen Jeff Republican  
KS House 54 Brosz John Democratic  
KS House 54 Corbet Ken Republican  
KS House 55 Kuether Annie Democratic Yes
KS House 55 Tucker Janlyn Republican  
KS House 56 Weigel Virgil Democratic  
KS House 56 Clothier Tim Republican  
KS House 57 Alcala John Democratic  
KS House 57 Martin Michael Republican  
KS House 58 Miller Vic Democratic  
KS House 58 Gawdun Geoffrey Republican  
KS House 59 Rugg Caren Democratic Yes
KS House 59 Finch Blaine Republican  
KS House 60 Maddox Todd Democratic Yes
KS House 60 Schreiber Mark Republican  
KS House 61 Awerkamp Francis Republican  
KS House 62 Garber Randy Republican  
KS House 63 Eplee John Republican  
KS House 64 Vathauer Jim Democratic Yes
KS House 64 Carlson Suzi Republican  
KS House 65 Clark Lonnie Republican  
KS House 66 Carlin Sydney Democratic  
KS House 67 Arthur Cheryl Democratic  
KS House 67 Dodson Mike Republican  
KS House 68 Dawson Scott Democratic  
KS House 68 Baker Dave Republican  
KS House 69 Holmquist Ryan Democratic  
KS House 69 Sanders Clarke Republican  
KS House 70 Schwartz Jo Democratic  
KS House 70 Barker(I) John Republican  
KS House 71 Zamrzla Jeffrey Democratic Yes
KS House 71 Howe Steven Republican  
KS House 72 Hodge Tim Democratic  
KS House 72 Anderson Avery Republican  
KS House 73 Mason(I) Les Republican  
KS House 74 Owens Stephen Republican  
KS House 75 Caylor Ethan Democratic  
KS House 75 Carpenter Will Republican  
KS House 76 Smith Eric Republican  
KS House 77 Williams Kristey Republican  
KS House 78 Meyer Kathy Democratic Yes
KS House 78 Ryckman Ron Republican  
KS House 79 White Ken Democratic  
KS House 79 Helmer Cheryl Republican  
KS House 80 Rhiley Bill Republican  
KS House 81 Joyce Matthew Democratic Yes
KS House 81 Carpenter Blake Republican  
KS House 82 Hackerott Edward Democratic Yes
KS House 82 Burris Jesse Republican  
KS House 83 Helgerson Henry Democratic Yes
KS House 83 Withdrawn   Republican  
KS House 84 Finney Gail Democratic Yes
KS House 84 Rine Janet Republican  
KS House 85 Gregory Marcey Democratic Yes
KS House 85 Penn Patrick Republican  
KS House 86 Byers Stephanie Democratic  
KS House 86 Howerton Cyndi Republican  
KS House 87 Fox Matt Democratic Yes
KS House 87 Estes Susan Republican  
KS House 88 Bishop Elizabeth Democratic Yes
KS House 89 Ohaebosim KC Democratic  
KS House 89 Herrick Robert Republican Yes
KS House 90 Huebert Steve Republican  
KS House 91 Bergquist Emil Republican  
KS House 92 Carmichael John Democratic Yes
KS House 92 McCormack Patrick Republican  
KS House 93 Bergkamp Brian Republican  
KS House 94 Milligan Derek Democratic  
KS House 94 Delperdang Leo Republican  
KS House 95 Sawyer Tom Democratic Yes
KS House 95 Parisho Christopher Republican  
KS House 96 Yeager Stephanie Democratic  
KS House 96 Kessler Tom Republican  
KS House 97 Webb Kim Democratic  
KS House 97 Hoheisel Nick Republican  
KS House 98 Crum Steven Democratic Yes
KS House 98 Howard Ron Republican  
KS House 99 Hodson Phil Democratic  
KS House 99 Humphries Susan Republican  
KS House 100 Smith Chad Democratic Yes
KS House 100 Hawkins Daniel Republican  
KS House 101 Adams Elliott Democratic  
KS House 101 Seiwert Joe Republican  
KS House 102 Probst Jason Democratic  
KS House 102 Whitesel John Republican  
KS House 103 Victors Ponka-We Democratic Yes
KS House 103 Haynes Susanne Republican  
KS House 103 Hermreck Loren Libertarian  
KS House 104 Strand Garth Democratic Yes
KS House 104 Waggoner Paul Republican  
KS House 105 Snyder Michelle Democratic  
KS House 105 Landwehr Brenda Republican  
KS House 106 Swim James Democratic Yes
KS House 106 Ungerer Jon Republican  
KS House 107 Concannon Susan Republican  
KS House 108 Johnson Steven Republican  
KS House 109 Waymaster Troy Republican  
KS House 110 Rahjes Ken Republican  
KS House 111 Phelps Eber Democratic  
KS House 111 Wasinger Barb Republican  
KS House 112 Arnberger Tory Republican  
KS House 113 Fairchild Brett Republican  
KS House 114 Stroberg Jeff Democratic  
KS House 114 Booth Bob Republican  
KS House 115 Orr Boyd Republican  
KS House 116 Roitman Rick Democratic Yes
KS House 116 Hoffman Kyle Republican  
KS House 117 Mastroni Leonard Republican  
KS House 118 Minnix Jim Republican  
KS House 119 Scoggins Jan Democratic  
KS House 119 Ralph Bradley Republican  
KS House 120 Smith Adam Republican  
KS House 121 Rexford James Democratic  
KS House 121 Resman John Republican  
KS House 122 Jennings J. Republican  
KS House 123 Wheeler John Republican  
KS House 124 Long Marty Republican  
KS House 125 Francis Shannon Republican  
SBOE 2 Haas Melanie Democratic Yes
SBOE 2 Hodge Benjamin Republican  
SBOE 4 Mah Ann Democratic Yes
SBOE 6 Horst Deena Republican Yes
SBOE 8 Arnold Betty Democratic  
SBOE 8 Busch Kathy Republican  
SBOE 10 McNiece Jim Republican  
District Attorney 10 Thomas Zach Democratic Yes
District Attorney 10 Howe Steve Republican DECLINED
JOCO BOCC 2 Patterson Rob    
JOCO BOCC 2 Meyers Jeffrey   Yes
JOCO BOCC 3 Obringer-Varhall Stacy   Yes
JOCO BOCC 3 O'Hara Charlotte   DECLINED
JOCO BOCC 6 Brown Mike    
JOCO BOCC 6 Allenbrand Shirley   Yes

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