Republican State Senator Dennis Pyle announced today that he will enter the race for congress in the 2nd District. Incumbent Lynn Jenkins will not seek re-election. Pyle is a fourth-generation grain and livestock farmer. He and his wife Jennifer reside near Hiawatha. He served one term in the Kansas House before being elected to the senate, and currently is in his fourth term as the state senator for District 1.
Doug Mays of Topeka has also filed for the seat. He was a state legislator from 1992 – 2006, and previously served as Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives. Filing deadline is June 1st.