64th District Candidate Lewis "Bill" Bloom of Clay Center Hopes to Affect Change at Statehouse
Lewis "Bill" Bloom, a lifelong farmer and stockman from rural Clay Center, has filed for the 64th District of the Kansas House of Representatives.
The filing deadline was June 10th. Bloom, a Republican, will challenge Incumbent Suzi Carlson of Clay Center and candidate Brad Starnes of Riley for the Republican nomination in the August 2nd Primary Election.
Under the new redistricting maps, the 64th District consisting of Clay and Riley Counties has also absorbed a portion of Cloud County, including Aurora Township, Colfax Township, East Meredith, Elk Township, Nelson Township, North Lawrence, Oakland Township, Shirley Township, South Lawrence, Starr Township, Concordia - Ward 4, and portions of Center Township, East Lincoln, Sibley Township, and West Meredith.
Bloom graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science, served six years in the National Guard, and is a member of the Morganville Methodist Church. During a campaign stop in Cloud County, he told KNCK News about his decision to file for the Kansas House.
Bloom is a 7th generation farmer. He said he wants to combat what he and many others see as land grab attempts by the federal government and others.
Bloom's wife Linda taught 27 years in elementary education. Bloom said Friday, June 24th young people have a massive stake in the decisions that shape the country and he wants to see more young people get involved and take action.
The deadline to register to vote for the Primary Election is July 12th. The first day advance in-person voting may begin is July 13th.