O’Connor wins Senate seat
Republican Kay OConnor easily defeated Jeff Emrick for the 9th Kansas Senate seat.
With the win, OConnor, an Olathe Republican, will move up from the Kansas House where she has served the past six years.
The district includes DeSoto, Edgerton, Lenexa and western Shawnee.
OConnor narrowly defeated incumbent Rich Becker in the GOP August primary but had no trouble defeating fellow Olathean Emrick.
Unofficial election results show OConnor beating Emrick 22,077 to 9,105.
DeSotos other representative in Topeka will continue to be Gardner Republican John Ballou who had no opposition for his 43rd District House seat.