The Aug. 5 primary has a lot of candidates looking short-term at their political futures. Some, though, are looking ahead to the general election with no primary opponents.
Democrat Teresa Briggs says her campaign to win the 76th District House seat is going well. A one-time Republican, Briggs changed parties to run in this race, and she says it's important to hear what people have to say now.
One of her main focal points will be revising tax policy. Another will be revisiting education funding.
Come November, Briggs will face off against independent Bill Otto, at one point the representative for the Ninth District, and either incumbent Republican Peggy Mast or challenger Jeff Freeman after the Aug. 5 Republican primary.
Briggs served as the director for Emporians for Drug Awareness for several years. She also served on the Lyon County Commission before moving to Osage County, where she currently lives.