Wichita teens enter Kansas governor race

Courtesy HutchNews.com

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Two Wichita teens announce they plan to run for Governor.

We talked to Jack Bergeson and Alexander Cline. They are juniors at the Independent School.

They're not old enough to vote, but nothing in the Kansas constitution prevents them from running for governor.

They say it's time for a change in Topeka and think they are the answer.

"I come to realize it doesn't matter what the age is it matters what your ambition and reason and if you're getting into it for the right reason," said gubernatorial candidate Jack Bergeson.

"We're looking to revitalize the Kansas political system through an anti-establishment ticket," said his running mate, Alexander Cline.

Bergeson and Cline plan to run as Democrats in the 2018 election.

Their platform includes increasing the minimum wage and improving health care.

Bergeson, however, says he supports gun rights and concealed carry on campus.

Other Democrats running for Kansas governor include former Wichita Mayor Carl Brewer, former Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Josh Svaty and Dr. Arden Andersen.

On the Republican side, current Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer announced his bid for the 2018 election, along with Secretary of State Kris Kobach, insurance commissioner Ken Selzer, Wichita businessman Wink Hartman and former state senator Jim Barnett.

CORRECTION 8/9/17: In an earlier video version of this story we misidentified who provided the picture to us. The photo was supplied by the Hutchinson News. We regret the error.