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Former Kansas City meteorologist seeking Kansas Senate seat

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Posted at 12:59 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 13:59:53-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A former Kansas City-area meteorologist announced Monday that he plans to seek a Kansas state Senate seat.

Former WDAF-TV chief meteorologist Mike Thompson hopes to be appointed to the District 10 senate seat which has been occupied by Mary Pilcher-Cook for the last 11 years.

Pilcher-Cook announced her decision to retire earlier this year, and her retirement is effective Jan. 16, 2020.

The Kansas Republican Precinct Committee will appoint someone to fill the current term. Thompson is seeking that appointment, and plans to run for a full term in November of 2020 as well.

In the announcement, Thompson is described as "a pro-life, committed conservative, who will uphold the core Republican principles of limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise, and traditional values."

Thompson is a Kansas native and currently lives in Shawnee.