It’s Official!


Standing in the shadow of the Black Wolf elevator, where 20 years ago he spent several summers working on the grain dock, Ellsworth County’s Josh Svaty announced Tuesday afternoon he will be a Democratic candidate for Kansas governor.

Svaty, 37, was surrounded by family and friends, including Ellsworth resident Doug Bach, who wore a “Republicans for Svaty” t-shirt from the candidate’s days as a state representative. The crowd greatly outnumbered the population of tiny Black Wolf, which has one resident on the town site and several more nearby on Old Highway 40.

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