Kansas ed board chairwoman to retire

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The chairwoman of the Kansas State Board of Education has decided against seeking re-election.

Independence Republican Jana Shaver tells The Topeka Capital-Journal (http://bit.ly/1n5RgDP ) that she’s retiring to travel and spend time with family, not for political reasons.

Monday was the filing deadline.

Shaver is in her second term on the board. Republicans Jim Porter of Fredonia and Martin Burke of Riverton are the only candidates seeking to replace her.

Among other incumbents whose terms are expiring, Republicans John Bacon of Olathe (oh-LAY’-thuh) and Ken Willard of Hutchinson filed for re-election but face no primary or general opposition.

Vice Chairwoman Sally Cauble of Dodge City faces Meg Wilson of Great Bend in the GOP primary.

Incumbent Democrat Janet Waugh of Kansas City will face Republican Nancy Klemp of Leavenworth in November.

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