18-year-old wins Democratic primary in Kan. House race

Austin Lee Harris

Austin Lee Harris

TONGANOXIE, Kan. (AP) — An 18-year-old recent high school graduate has won a Democratic primary and will compete in November for a seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.

The Leavenworth Times reports Austin Lee Harris of Tonganoxie beat 51-year-old Harold Fevurly Jr. of rural Easton on Tuesday by a vote of 302-241, according to unofficial results.

Harris next will face incumbent 67-year-old Republican Rep. Connie O’Brien of Tonganoxie in the Nov. 4 general election.

Harris is a recent Tonganoxie High School graduate who says he hopes to provide a voice for moderates in the 42nd House District.

The district includes western Leavenworth County and southern Douglas County, including the cities of Easton, Tonganoxie and Eudora.