They aren’t even old enough to vote - but they are old enough to discover (and exploit) a loophole in Kansas’ election laws that allows them to run for office. They are mounting serious campaigns too - they aren’t doing it for shits and giggles.
The teenager who started this movement said in testimony at the legislature in opposition of the bill the "adults’ are trying to pass to stop the teens from running:
“Allow me to clear up a misconception: I am not running for governor as a stunt, or a gag,”
By my tally, 6 teens are running for Governor (which is 1/3 of the candidates) and 1 17-year old is running for Secretary of State, who is also the only female candidate of all the statewide races, right now. (Yes, the ONLY woman running for statewide office in KS is 17 yrs old!)