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Lenexa high school girl seeks state office in Kansas; first female in fray

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A sixth teenage candidate is running for statewide office in Kansas, and her bid for secretary of state makes here the first female in the fray. (KCTV5) A sixth teenage candidate is running for statewide office in Kansas, and her bid for secretary of state makes here the first female in the fray. (KCTV5)
TOPEKA, KS (AP) -

The first female candidate running for statewide office in Kansas this year has made her bid for secretary of state official — even though she's just 17 years old.

The Hutchinson News reports that Democrat Lucy Steyer, of Lenexa, named her father as campaign treasurer on Tuesday.

The high school senior is the sixth teenage candidate running for statewide office in Kansas this year. The other five teens are boys and running for governor.

Until Steyer, no candidates for statewide office were women. Steyer wrote in an email to the newspaper that she is "most definitely excited to be a part of the movement to engage young voters and to encourage political involvement among all ages."

Kansas has no age requirement for most state offices.

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