U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder easily won a second term Tuesday night. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary and has no Democratic opposition in the fall.
Yoder represents the 3rd Congressional District, which covers Johnson, Wyandotte and northeast Miami counties."Serving in the U.S. Congress is a great privilege, and I'm continually amazed at the positive feedback and encouragement I receive from folks in the district," Yoder said.
"We all know our country faces some very serious issues ahead, and I will continue to work my hardest, on behalf of all residents of the 3rd District, to be a positive influence in Washington, D.C."
During his first term in Washington, Yoder backed a bill that would bar all federal employees, including members of Congress, from using private information they receive to guide their stock purchases. He also has supported eliminating pensions for members of Congress.
Other congressional races in Kansas:
In the Democratic primary for the 2nd District, Tobias Schlingensiepen won with nearly 40 percent of the vote. Robert Eye had 35 percent and Scott Barnhart had close to 26 percent. The winner will face U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins in the fall.
In the Democratic primary for the 4th District, Robert Tillman was overwhelming Esau Freeman. Tillman, who had 71 percent of the vote with partial results in, will meet U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo in the general election. All three candidates are from Wichita.