Former JoCo commissioner Mike Brown says he’s running for Kansas Secretary of State, ending bid for county chair

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Mike Brown announced Tuesday he will drop a campaign for Johnson County Commission chair and instead run for Kansas Secretary of State, setting up a potential Republican primary contest with current Secretary of State and fellow Johnson Countian Scott Schwab. Image courtesy Mike Brown campaign.

Former Johnson County Commissioner Mike Brown switched election direction this week, withdrawing Monday from the 2022 race for county commission chair in order to announce he will run instead for Kansas Secretary of State.

Brown said questions and concerns about the integrity of recent elections caused him to enter the statewide race. His decision sets up a potential Republican primary with Scott Schwab, an Overland Park resident who now holds that position.