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Hogan drops out of House race

By The Mercury

Dan Hogan, a former candidate for the Manhattan City Commission, has withdrawn his candidacy as the Libertarian Party nominee for the 67th District of the Kansas House of Representatives seat. 

Hogan, 32, announced his bid for the nod in February.

“Previously I announced my candidacy for the 67th District of the House of Representatives, and recently received the Libertarian Party nomination,” Hogan said in a press release. “While I gladly accepted the nomination, events occurring after the nominating convention require me to withdraw my candidacy for the seat.”

Hogan, who ran on a platform that included the legalization of marijuana and marriage equality, said a job offer arrived that he and his family couldn’t pass up.

He previously worked for the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor.

“Shortly after being nominated I received a job offer in St. Louis, and accepted it,” he said. “While I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Manhattan, this move is the right one for my family and I.

“While we will miss the friends and experiences we have made and had here in Manhattan, we look forward to what awaits us.” 

Hogan said he encourages others to get involved and take his spot.

“I have been in contact with the Libertarian Party, and a search is underway for potential replacement candidates,” he said. “I encourage any interested Libertarians in the 67th District to contact the Libertarian Party of Kansas.

I would also like to wish good luck to Representative (Tom) Phillips, and any other candidates that might become involved in this race.”

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