There are no age requirements to run for office in Kansas.
And when there’s a giant loophole like that, teens who aren’t even old enough to vote will exploit it.
That’s what 17-year-old Jack Bergeson did. He filed papers to run for governor this November. Five other teens quickly entered the race as well . . .
Republican Rep. Blake Carpenter told CNN he introduced House Bill 2539 this week after six high school students filed to run for governor in the November 2018 elections. The bill states that candidates running for any government office in Kansas should be at least 18 years old and be a resident of the state for at least four consecutive years. (Read more from “Thanks to Kansas Loophole, 6 Teens Running for Governor” HERE)