73rd District candidates speak at McPherson Senior Center Thursday

By Nick Gosnell
September 25, 2014

Tough questions were the order of the day at the McPherson Senior Center on Thursday afternoon, as 73rd District House Candidates Republican Les Mason, the incumbent in the race, and his challenger, Democrat Von Peterson.

Mid Kansas Online asked each candidate what they would do if the governor was from the opposite party.

Mason said, "Having served for a short session with Representative Davis, who is now running for governor, I don't think he's a bad guy. I don't think he means any harm to Kansas. I think he just has different ideas than Governor Brownback. The other side will tell you that Brownback is Satan incarnate, and that's not true. There's nobody in Topeka who means harm to the State of Kansas."

Peterson said, "No matter where an idea comes from, if it's good for the people, and for the constituents in this district and in the state, then I'm open-minded enough that I would definitely support it. But if it's not, if it's going to be to their detriment, I would definitely stand against it. It's common sense, right and wrong. You don't just do something because it's somebody's ideology."

The election is November 4th.