Kansas Governor

The Johnson County Public Policy Council has distributed surveys to all candidates. If a candidate returned a completed survey to the Johnson County Public Policy Council before the stated deadline, it is linked below their name as Candidate Survey.

In some contests, the Johnson County Public Policy Council chose to record video interviews. All candidates involved in those selected races were invited to participate. Those videos are linked below the candidate’s name, labeled as Candidate Interview. 


Primary Election – August 2

General Election – November 8

Kansas Governor

Kansas Governor & Lieutenant Governor (4-year term)

Democratic Candidate

  • Laura Kelly/David Toland (Incumbent)
  • Richard Karnowski/Barry Franco

Libertarian Candidate

  • Seth Cordell/Evan Laudick-Gains

Republican Candidate

  • Derek Schmidt/Katie Sawyer
  • Arlyn Briggs/Lance Berland