Even after the opposition research file dropped, Rep. Ashley Bland Manlove, who serves as vice-chair of the Legislative Black Caucus, affirmed her support for Sharp.
“It has been a pleasure working with Mark during his first session,” she said. “He showed great dedication during debate and voting. He also brought great attention to ‘Blair’s Law.’ I am proud of the man he has become.”
The race in HD 36 between Sharp and Loyacono has been contentious from the start. Loyacono works as the director of community engagement for Kansas State University and is from the Verona Hills neighborhood.