Rep. Mast not seeking re-election to the 76th district

TOPEKA – State Rep. Peggy Mast announced Wednesday she will not seek re-election to the 76th district. Mast has served in the Kansas House of Representatives for 20 years, serving as Speaker Pro Tem the last four years. The 76th district includes a portion of Osage County.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have served in the Kansas House,” said Mast. “The relationships and experiences I have gained are invaluable. I plan to stay involved in the community and I look forward to spending quality time with my family while enjoying our great state.”

According to a press release from Mast’s office, Eric Smith, a Coffey County sheriff’s deputy, has filed for election to the 76th district.

Primary elections will be held Aug. 2, 2016.

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