Don Hineman looks forward to November 4
Don Hineman, Dighton, eventual winner of the August 5th Republican Primary
for 118th District State Representative, says he's ready to keep going.
Hineman, a former four-term county commissioner in Lane County, was five (5)
Oakley, when the totals were compiled on the night of August 4th. During the
subsequent canvas of the eight counties, the result was reversed and Hineman
was the victor by nineteen votes.
then paid for a recount. The results did not change so Hineman will be on
ballot as the Republican nominee.
No Democrat filed for the office and no Independent candidate filed the
appropriate paper work by the deadline either. Officials in Topeka say they
who will be 70 in November, to run again as a write-in candidate.
"I've been told by fellow legislators that campaigning is a year-round
activity," said Hineman, 61. "This gives me an opportunity to ask both
Democrat and Independent voters for their support in November. I will soon
be back visiting the 34 communities and 15 school districts that make up
this district. I intend to continue to ask my neighbors in all eight
counties for their votes and to learn what they think are the most important
issues facing the State and our area in the next two years. I look forward
to being their strong voice in Topeka."
Hineman, a 4th generation Kansan, returned to western Kansas after obtaining
undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Kansas and the
University of Michigan. He joined his father, Kalo Hineman, in their family
farm and ranching operation. Hineman's political experience includes 16
years as a county commissioner and one term as a member of the Dighton City
Council. He is a past-president of the Kansas Livestock Association and has
been a board member of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association, the
American Gelbvieh Association and Lane County Feeders, Inc. Don and his
wife, Betsy, have been married 38 years. Their children both reside in
Kansas. Andy and his wife, Libby, live in Scott City with their son, Kalo.
Sarah and her husband, Gage Werner, live in Winfield. They have one
The 118th State Representative district is comprised of Wallace, Logan,
Gove, Trego, Wichita, Lane and Rush counties and portions of Ness county.
Like all of the 125 districts in the Kansas House of Representatives, it has
approximately 22,000 citizens.
For More Information, please refer to http://www.hinemanforkansas.org or
contact Don Hineman at: (620) 397-2504 (home), (620) 397-3242 (mobile).
Published online Hutchinson News, 8/14/2008 10:46 PM