The Buzz

February 28, 2014

Just a note: White still has yet to formally file to run for Jackson County Legislature

And get this: Now two Jackson County legislators face primary challenges

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Former Kansas City Royals second baseman Frank White might have announced his candidacy for the Jackson County Legislature on Thursday, but as of the end of the day he had yet to officially file for office.

Details, details. Campaign consultant Pat O'Neill says he soon will.

And pity his poor opponent in the Democratic primary for the open 1st District At-Large seat being vacated by Theresa Garza Ruiz. Retired firefighter Sherwood Smith doesn't exactly have the same name recognition.

Nor did he have a throng of media covering his announcement his non-announcement. The guy just filed without a press conference.

Meanwhile, make that two Jackson County legislators who now face challengers in the August party primaries.

Incumbent Bob Spence of Lee's Summit will be up against Theresa Galvin of Kansas City in the Republican contest for the primary for 6th District seat.

She filed mid-afternoon Tuesday, the first day to file for election.

Previously we reported that the only other contest so far is in the 4th District, where incumbent Dan Tarwater will face Gary Amerine. Both are Democrats.

Other challengers are rumored to be eyeing seats on the part-time governing board.

The filing deadline is March 25.

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