I guess you missed this part of the article
The candidate is Kenneth R. Willard, a Kansas Republican who voted with the conservative majority in 2005 when the school board changed the states science standards to allow inclusion of intelligent design, an ideological cousin of creationism. Voters later replaced that majority
Looks like the mythology over science crowd are the losers
if you fear it outlaw it, that way you never have to be held to higher standards that higher learning requires! Well done Kansas Judge- no need for students to be exposed to learned objections to the religion of evolution!