Davids defeats Yoder in northeast Kansas race

She wins the 3rd District House seat

Four-term Kansas congressman Kevin Yoder has been defeated by LGBT Native American Democrat Sharice Davids. 

Davids excited voters and Democratic donors with her unusual profile. She is a member of the Wisconsin-based Ho-Chunk Nation who received a law degree from Cornell University and was a White House fellow during former President Barack Obama's administration. She is a member of the LGBT community and has fought mixed martial arts bouts. 

She won the GOP-leaning 3rd District encompassing the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City that President Donald Trump narrowly lost in 2016. He was among 25 Republican incumbents seeking re-election in a district Trump lost. 

Yoder is chairman of a House Appropriations subcommittee on homeland security. 

Print this article Back to Top