AnnouncementCampaignDarrell McCune Announces Candidacy for Kansas State Representative, 59th District

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OTTAWA, KS — Darrell McCune has announced his candidacy for Kansas state representative, 59th District.  McCune (70) is a retired public school elementary music teacher, with a career spanning 47 years teaching at West Franklin Elementary at Appanoose, and Central Heights Elementary in Richmond.  He holds degrees in Music Education from the University of Kansas and Bethany College.  He has a strong history of engagement with his community, currently serving as a church choir director, serving in the past as a volunteer police and fire officer in Ottawa, Pomona State Park ranger, and EMT.  He currently serves as chair of the Franklin County Democratic Central Committee.  He raised three children in Ottawa, and currently resides there with his wife, Linda.

McCune aspires to bring back balance to the Kansas Legislature, reduce polarization, and represent all constituents, regardless of party affiliation.  Said McCune, “I would like to use my skills in negotiation and problem solving to help bring our polarized legislature together to solve the problems that the citizens of our state face on a daily basis. It is important to try to bring more of a balance to our elected body and preserve the democratic processes that have been a long-standing tradition here in our state. Kansas has always been seen as a progressive and forward-looking state. That is our history and that must be our future!”

McCune is running as a Democrat.  Details of his qualifications and platform, as well as a sign-up form for his mailing list can be found on his campaign website at

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