2022 Kansas Governor Voters Guide

Laura Kelly (D) vs Derek Schmidt (R)

Governor | Election | Nov 8, 2022

The Candidates

Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly


Derek Schmidt

Derek Schmidt


The Issues

Climate Change

Should climate change be a top priority? Tax or limit the output of greenhouse gases, or support renewable energy?


Use public funding for private and/or for-profit schools?

Laura Kelly (D)

Mostly no. Signed a bill expanding business tax credits for private school scholarships, but was “not enthusiastic about… directing taxpayer dollars to private schools” instead of public schools.

How to address the teaching of issues around racism and gender identity?

Increase funding for K-12 and higher education?


Did Joe Biden legitimately win the 2020 presidential election?

Laura Kelly (D)

Yes. No evidence found of questions about the 2020 election. Regularly refers to Biden as President Biden.

Minimum Wage

Keep or raise the state minimum wage from $7.25? If raise, how much?

Student Financial Aid

Support lowering interest on student loans or forgiving them?

Voting Rules

Support tightened restrictions on such voting rules as absentee and early voting, and voter ID?

We have space to include only candidates polling 15% or more, but check out others including Seth Cordell (L) and Dennis Pyle (I).

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