Former Governors Stump For Sitting Kansas Supreme Court Justices

Four former Kansas governors have launched a bipartisan campaign to retain Kansas Supreme Court justices in November’s election.

The first of three invitation-only events featuring former Republican Governors Mike Hayden and Bill Graves as well as former Democratic Governors John Carlin and Kathleen Sebelius took place Tuesday in Kansas City, Missouri. The events are sponsored by Kansans for Fair Courts. That group says it wants to keep the state’s courts independent.

Voters will determine whether five of the seven current sitting justices will receive another six-year term. They are Chief Justice Lawton Nuss and Justices Carol Beier, Dan Biles, Marla Luckert and Caleb Stegall.

Some conservatives are targeting all of them except Stegall. He is Governor Sam Brownback’s only appointee to the state’s high court.