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Kansas Senate majority leader won’t seek additional term

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Posted at 10:43 AM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 11:43:00-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas Senate Majority Leader Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, announced Friday morning he will not seek another term in the Kansas Senate.

In a letter posted on Twitter, Denning said he has decided to shift his focus back to his work in the health care industry and to his family.

Denning has served in the Kansas House of Representatives and the Kansas Senate for a total of 10 years.

As part of his announcement, Denning passed along advice to his fellow legislators.

“As a legislator, you are elected to represent your district,” he wrote in the letter. “Unfortunately, I have seen too much hyper-partisan gamesmanship and we should not allow such partisanship to continue in this pattern. There is a dire need for legislators to focus not on singular goals but rather on the big picture of each policy we are presented.”

This is a developing story and will be updated.