KPA to provide gubernatorial profiles to members

September 24, 2018

The Kansas Press Association has contracted with former award-winning Wichita Eagle reporter Roy Wenzl to write profiles on the top three candidates for governor and provide them free to KPA members.

The top three candidates — Laura Kelly, Kris Kobach and Greg Orman — will sit down for interviews with Wenzl in the next couple of weeks. They will be asked about their positions on the top issues in Kansas, plus additional questions on transparency.

The stories will be approximately 800 words each and available by Oct. 15 so newspapers have adequate time to publish them. Also included will be a short personal capsule and photograph of each candidate.

The decision to publish, as always, will be up to each newspaper’s editor.

Doug Anstaett, KPA consultant and lobbyist, is leading the project.

"While our larger daily newspapers will likely be doing their own election stories this year, we thought our smaller dailies and nondailies would appreciate content they might not typically have access to,” Anstaett said.