Voters in Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties go to the polls Tuesday to cast primary ballots for a slew of municipal and school district offices.
Among the most closely watched elections are ones to decide which candidates will advance for mayor of the Unified Government of Kansas City, Kan., and Wyandotte County and for seats on the Shawnee Mission School Board.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Gardner voters will be asked whether the city should be authorized to issue $13,725,000 in general obligation bonds to build a justice center that would include police headquarters, municipal court and other community purposes. A simple majority of votes is required to pass.
Also on the ballot in Gardner is an at-large seat on the city council. Voters will be asked to select two or fewer names from among Mark Baldwin, Michael Blanchard, Terrence J. Flowers, Randy Gregorcyk, Shirley Baker Harley, Jonathan T. Pelkey and Scott Smith.
Lenexa voters will choose among three candidates each for the Ward 2 and Ward 4 seats on the city council. The candidates in Ward 2 are incumbent Stacy Knipp, Bill Nicks and Dale J. Romme. The candidates in Ward 4 are Samuel Phillip Davis, Michael Elliott and incumbent Mandy Stuke.
Merriam voters will choose among three candidates for the Ward 4 seat on the city council. The candidates are Sam Matier, incumbent Cheryl Moore and David Neal.
Olathe voters will chose among candidates for seats on the city council. The candidates in Ward 3 are Alan K. Marston Jr., incumbent Wes McCoy, Adam Thomas and Anthony G. Walsh. The at-large candidates are Karin Brownlee, Troy Calkins, Jason K. Darby and Deann Mitchell.
Overland Park voters will choose among candidates for the Ward 1 seat on the city council. They are Logan Heley, incumbent Dave Janson, Dean Mercer and Stephen J. Wyatt.
Roeland Park voters will choose among candidates for mayor and the Ward 3 seat on the city council. Candidates for mayor are Roger A. Cooper, Scott Gregory, Mike Kelly and Linda Mau. Candidates for the council are William Scott Foy, Linda Mau and Claudia McCormack.
Shawnee voters will choose among candidates for the Ward 3 and Ward 4 seats on the city council. The candidates in Ward 3 are Justin Adrian, Dave Myres and incumbent Jeff Vaught. Candidates in Ward 4 are Lindsey Constance, incumbent Brandon Kenig, Tony Noble and Ajay Sood.
Shawnee Mission School District voters will choose among candidates for Position 4 and Position 6 on the board of education. The candidates for Position 4 are Lee E. Biard, incumbent Craig K. Denny, Laura Guy and Christopher White. The candidates for Position 6 are Mandi Serrone Hunter, incumbent Cindy Neighbor, Heather Ousley, Robert Roberge and Fabian Shepard.
Wyandotte County voters will choose among candidates for mayor, for commissioners from Districts 5, 7 and 8, for county sheriff and for Position 1 on the Board of Public Utilities. Candidates for mayor are David Alvey, David Haley, incumbent Mark R. Holland, D. Keith Jordan and Janice Grant Witt. Candidates from District 5 are John T. Fotovich, incumbent Mike Kane and Sarah Kremer. Candidates from District 7 are George Cooper, Jim A. Gibson and incumbent Jim Walters. Candidates from District 8 are Brad Isnard, Kendon McClaine and incumbent Jane W. Philbrook. Candidates for sheriff are incumbent Donald Ash, Charles W. Bunnell, Marvin L. Main, Celisha Towers and Victor Webb. Candidates for the BPU are Kevin Braun, incumbent Mary Gonzales, Bryan Messmer and Nikole C. Owens.
Leavenworth voters will choose three or fewer candidates for the city commission. They are Michael Bogner, Todd O. Coulson, Myron J. “Mike” Griswold, Michael Jordan, Phil Martin, incumbent Mark Preisinger, incumbent Charles Raney, Daniel Schiffbauer, Michael J. Urban, incumbent Lisa Weakley and Jermaine Wilson.
Tonganoxie voters will choose three or fewer candidates for the city council. They are incumbent Chris R. Donnelly, incumbent Andrew T. Gilner, A.W. (Rocky) Himpel, Ryan Keltner, Jennifer Kohl, Jamie Lawson, Rachell I. Rowand, Loralee D. Stevens, Michael Towle and incumbent Jim Truesdell.