- Associated Press - Friday, January 31, 2014

SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A Republican from Clyde is planning to run against incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas congressman who faced no opposition in seeking re-election two years ago.

Alan LaPolice, who grew up on a dairy farm in north-central Kansas, is planning to kick off his campaign for the 1st Congressional District on Feb. 22 in Concordia, The Salina Journal reported (https://bit.ly/MECTcq ).

Huelskamp, a conservative Republican, won the seat in the strongly GOP district in 2010. He faced no opposition in seeking re-election in 2012.

Others who have said they’re running include Republican Kent Roth, an attorney in Ellinwood; independent David Joyce, an Abilene truck driver; and Democrats Jim Sherow, a history professor at Kansas State University, and Bryan Whitney, a student at Wichita State University from Syracuse. Only Whitney has officially filed as a candidate, according to the Kansas Secretary of State’s office.

LaPolice joined the Army after graduating from Clifton-Clyde High School, according to his website. After serving in the Army, LaPolice attended the University of California-Berkeley, worked as an actor and taught English in Los Angeles for 10 years before being named high school principal.

He and his family moved back to Kansas about a year ago and live in a house they bought 10 years ago.

Huelskamp’s campaign office didn’t immediately return an email seeking comment Friday.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, https://www.salina.com

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