When Kansans wonder why the leadership of the Kansas Senate is so often out of step with the rest of Kansas, look south of Wichita for the answer. As a Winfield Courier article reports, Winfield Democrat Greta Goodwin is often the vote that keeps the present moderate Republican senate leadership in office.
For some reason, voters in their districts keep re-electing Senate Vice President and Judiciary Committee Chair John Vratil, R-Leawood, and Senate President Steve Morris, R-Hugoton to office. About the best we can hope for this year is that they’re not re-elected to their leadership positions.
This is especially true in the case of Morris. The post Morris in the NY Times: Coal Plants the “only major disagreement” he’s had with Sebelius sums it up well.
The Winfield Courier article is ’21st Senator’ Greta Goodwin seeks her fourth term in office. Related: Morris, Vratil appear to endorse Democrat for reelection.