The 2022 Kansas gubernatorial election will take place on November 8, 2022, to elect the governor of Kansas. Democratic Governor Laura Kelly is running for re-election to a second term.

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SourceRankingAs of
The Cook Political Report[22]TossupMarch 4, 2022
Inside Elections[23]TossupMarch 4, 2022
Sabato’s Crystal Ball[24]TossupJanuary 26, 2022
Politico[25]TossupApril 1, 2022
RCP[26]Lean R (flip)January 10, 2022
Fox News[27]Lean R (flip)May 12, 2022
538[28]TossupJune 30, 2022

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Laura Kelly

Laura Kelly 3

Current Position: Governor since 2019
Affiliation: Democrat
Candidate: 2022 Governor
Former Position(s): State Senator for Kansas 18th District from 2005 – 2019

On January 14, 2019, Laura Kelly was sworn in as the 48th governor of the State of Kansas. She has made it her life’s mission to fight for Kansas children and families on the job, in her community, as a four-term state senator, and as governor.

Laura Kelly has prioritized fully funding public schools, expanding affordable healthcare, reforming the child welfare system and growing the Kansas economy – especially in rural communities  – as governor.

Laura Kelly is ready to bring people together and lead Kansas in the next chapter.

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Derek Schmidt

Derek Schmidt

Current Position: Attorney General since 2011
Affiliation: Republican
Candidate: 2022 Governor
Former Position(s): State Senator for District 15 from 2001 – 2011

Derek Larkin Schmidt is an American lawyer and politician who has been the Kansas Attorney General since 2011. Under his tenure, he has opposed expansion of LGBT rights in Kansas, including by defending the state’s laws against same-sex marriages; opposed efforts to legalize or decriminalize marijuana in Kansas, and challenged public health orders issued by Governor Laura Kelly to address the COVID-19 pandemic.