ELECTION RESULTS: Roth Wins Kansas House Seat, Winfield School Bonds Fail


Updated: Tuesday 10:39 p.m.

Winfield Republican Webster Roth defeated Democrat Kris Trimmer, also of Winfield, for a seat in the Kansas legislature.

Roth will represent the Kansas House 79th District, which includes Winfield, Belle Plaine, Oxford and Udall.

Roth, who defeated incumbent Cheryl Helmer in the August primaries, won with 2,997 votes in Cowley County and 2,156 votes in Sumner County. The total vote was 5,153 Roth, 2,947 Trimmer.

For governor, Cowley County voted in favor of Republican challenger Derrick Schmidt 5,803-4,231 against incumbent Laura Kelly,

Winfield USD 465 had two school bond questions on the ballot that involved consolidation of elementary schools, repairs and a new football stadium. Both were handily rejected by Cowley County voters., with “no” garnering over 70 percent each.

Full results can be viewed here.


Over 5,000 voters in Cowley County voted early for Tuesday’s midterm elections.

According to the county clerk’s office, 5,016 advanced ballots were counted. Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly leads Republican challenger Derrick Schmidt in early votes in the county 2,449 (49.08%) to 2,367 (47.42%).

In local races and ballot questions, Republican Webster Roth leads Democrat Kris Trimmer 1,502 (50.67%) to 1,457 (49.16%) for Kansas House District 79 (which will also include Sumner County votes) while both Winfield USD 465 bond questions are heavily “no.”

The full advanced voting results can be viewed here.