Elizabeth Ensley Deiter
|Elizabeth Ensley Deiter|
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|Kansas Twenty-Second Judicial District|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Sam Brownback|
|Preceded by:||Steven Deiter|
|Past post:||Election commissioner, Shawnee County|
|Candidate for:||District 22|
|Election information 2014:|
Elizabeth "Libby" Ensley Deiter is magistrate judge for the Twenty-Second Judicial District in Kansas. She was appointed by Governor Sam Brownback on August 17, 2012, to replace her husband, Steven Deiter. She was elected to a full term in 2014 that expires on January 13, 2019.
Deiter graduated from Washburn University.
- See also: Kansas judicial elections, 2014
| Deiter ran for re-election to the Twenty-Second Judicial District.
Primary: She was defeated in the Republican primary on August 5, 2014, receiving 50.5 percent of the vote. She competed against Scott Anson.
General: She was unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.
Only a 14-vote difference separated the candidates after the primary.
On January 19, 2010, she announced her candidacy for the statewide office of secretary of state, challenging Democrat Chris Biggs, who was appointed to the position by Governor Mark Parkinson. Ensley lost the Republican nomination to Kris Kobach on Tuesday, August 3, 2010, receiving twenty-seven percent of the vote.
- See also: Kansas Secretary of State election, 2010
|2010 Race for Secretary of State - Republican Primary|
|Kris Kobach (R)||50.7%|
|Elizabeth Ensley (R)||27.0%|
|J.R. Claeys (R)||22.3%|
In the run up to the 2008 state primary election contest, Ensley's office allotted forty-three Federal service ballots in an incorrect column, thus preventing optical scanning voting machines from uploading their results properly. This oversight, which Ensley attributed to simple human error, resulted in four-thousand ballots not being counted.
Three months later, during the general election, an election board worker from Ensley's office inadvertently misplaced fourteen provisional ballots in the trunk of her car. Ensley admitted to the mistake and said that it should never have happened.
- News: Kansas magistrate appointed to replace her husband on the court, August 27, 2012
- Kansas District Courts
- Judicial selection in Kansas
- The Topeka Capital-Journal, "Ensley Deiter appointed magistrate judge," August 17, 2012
- Kansas Secretary of State, "Candidates for the 2014 Primary (official)," accessed June 2, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State, "2014 Unofficial Kansas Primary Election Results," accessed August 6, 2014
- Kansas Secretary of State - 2010 Primary Election Results
- Kansas Kid Conservative, "Claeys campaign comes out Strong against Elizabeth Ensley" 20 Jan. 2010 (dead link)
- The Topeka Capital-Journal, "Worker finds ballots in trunk" 25 Nov. 2008
- Kansas Progress, "JR Claeys for Secretary of State: Can Elizabeth Ensley be Trusted to Protect our Votes?" 5 Feb. 2010