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Dennis Pyle & Doug Mays File For Public Office

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.

Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2021 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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