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Former Kansas agriculture secretary running for governor


ELLSWORTH, Kan. (AP) — Former Kansas Agriculture Secretary Joshua Svaty says he's running for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2018.

Svaty announced his candidacy Tuesday in his central Kansas hometown of Ellsworth.

The 37-year-old Svaty was elected to the Kansas House in 2002 and served there until Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson appointed him state agriculture secretary in 2009.

He later served as a federal Environmental Protection Agency administrator and operates a family farm.

His announcement sets up the first contested Democratic primary for governor since 1998. Former Wich...

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