Tiahrt announces senate bid steering committee

Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, revealed his senate campaign steering committee today, and the list includes some notable Wichitans, such as Jack Pelton, president of Cessna Aircraft Company and Jay Allbaugh, vice president of Cox Communications.

Tiahrt joins Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kansas, who has also announced that he expects to run in the race to fill Sen. Sam Brownback’s seat. Brownback, who had a short-lived bid for the presidency, is retiring from the senate. Many have also mentioned Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as a Democratic candidate. Talk of that possibility got louder after she did not take any posts in President Obama’s administration.

Here’s the full list of Tiahrt’s steering committee:

Members of the Kansans for Tiahrt Campaign Steering Committee include:

Jay Allbaugh, Wichita

Ron Baldwin, Overland Park

Dr. Gary Benton, Hays

Dr. Scott Crain, DVM, Meade

L.D. Davis, Great Bend

Bill Hanna, Wichita

Lee Harris, Leawood

Mark Heitz, Topeka

Richard Henkle, Garden City

Liz (Zirger) Hochscheid, Overland Park

The Honorable Kasha Kelly, State Representative, Arkansas City

The Honorable Lance Kinzer, State Representative, Olathe

Steve Martens, Wichita

The Honorable Peggy Mast, State Representative, Emporia

Al Maxwell, Topeka

The Honorable Doug Mays, Former Speaker of the Kansas House, Topeka

Sharon Meissner, Topeka

Randy O’Boyle, Manhattan

Jack Pelton, Wichita