States & Candidates

States can change the direction of our country.

Kansas

2020 Overview

To break the supermajority in either chamber and protect Laura Kelly’s vetoes would have required netting three seats in the State Senate or two in the State House. While Future Now Fund-endorsees flipped two seats in each chamber, incumbents in Trump districts losing meant that the supermajority held; in the House, eight Democrats representing Trump districts shrank to just one.

Every seat lost by an FNF-endorsee was within a margin of ten percent. In the State House, this means that fewer than 1,000 votes decided every single seat.

2020 Election Highlights

  • In the State Senate, Senators Jeff Pittman and Cindy Holscher won their seats to become Senators. Representatives Jo Ella Hoye and Mari-Lynn Poskin both flipped their seats. 
  • FNF-endorsee Jeff Pittman did 10 points better than Biden in his district in the blue-collar Kansas City suburbs, knocking off an incumbent in a district that Trump carried by more than 3%.

Meet the candidates

  • Jo Ella Hoye
    HD-17

    An active community leader, Jo Ella is a gun violence prevention advocate with a track record of successfully moving the needle with bipartisan support. She ran to elevate the voices of Kansans and fight for change in Topeka.

  • Mari-Lynn Poskin
    HD-20

    A higher education professional, Mari-Lynn is fiercely dedicated to ensuring learning opportunities for all Kansans. As the primary caregiver for her husband, who has multiple sclerosis, she understands the need for affordable quality healthcare for all.

  • Jeff Pittman
    SD-5

    The son of a combat veteran, Jeff was raised in the town he now represents. Serving in the House of Representatives prior to this election, Jeff is a voice for bipartisan solutions in the Kansas Legislature.

  • Cindy Holscher
    SD-8

    A 20-year resident of Johnson County and mother of three, Cindy is an advocate for the future of her community. During her time representing Kansans, Cindy has fought for fully-funded public schools and access to affordable quality healthcare.