20-year-old who admitted to sexual harassment elected to Kansas House of Representatives

Aaron Coleman defeated incumbent in primary
Aaron Coleman
Posted at 5:20 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 06:20:46-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The 20-year-old who admitted to circulating revenge porn and other abuse of young girls online will represent Kansas’ 37th District in the state House of Representatives.

Aaron Coleman ran unopposed to represent part of Kansas City, Kansas, in the state legislature.

Coleman, then 19, defeated seven-term incumbent Stan Frownfelter by just 14 votes in the primary election.

The race became the subject of controversy as the Kansas Democratic Party deemed Coleman “unfit” for office due to his "alarming behavior."

Democratic leaders searched for an alternative to Coleman, which included Frownfelter in a write-in campaign.

Coleman won Tuesay's general election race with 3,496 votes. There were 2,013 write-in votes, though it's unknown whose name voters submitted.

After winning the primary, Coleman flip-flopped on his intent to run, announcing he planned to "resign" from his nomination later in August.

Two days later, Coleman said he would run after all.

Coleman also drew ire early in the election cycle for controversial comments on COVID-19 and abortion.

He later issued apologies for both the comments and the sexual harassment to which he admitted.

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