Mast files for re-election bid

Last weekend, Emporia Rep. Peggy Mast was unsure of her political direction after taking an extended trip overseas. Now she's positive on the direction she is taking.

Mast told KVOE News Wednesday she plans to seek her 10th term in the House. She is filing her necessary paperwork Thursday.

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Mast talked regularly with her husband, John, over the past few days before announcing her intent to run. Her announcement means the end of a very short run for the 76th District seat from Coffey County resident Jeff Freeman, who filed earlier this month. Both Mast and Freeman say there was a "miscommunication," and Freeman -- a member of the House from 1984 to 1991 -- tells KVOE News he plans to support Mast's re-election bid in any way possible.

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Mast was first elected to the House in 1996 and served as Speaker Pro Tem during the last legislative session after serving a term as Assistant Majority Leader. Democrat Teresa Briggs is running against her.

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