With about two-thirds of precincts reporting, Sly James is the projected winner of the Kansas City mayor’s race with 87 percent of the vote.
Mayor Sly James is winning, but he is losing big in his campaign to boost voter turnout. It is truly terrible on this Election Day. It was just 8 percent in Platte County and was even below the turnout for the April 7 primary. It was also just 8 percent in Clay County and so far is just 6 percent south of the Missouri River, with 55 percent of the Kansas City Election Board reporting.
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All the in-district council races are decided except for one between Alissia Canady and Ken Bacchus in the 5th District. The winners are Heather Hall, Dan Fowler (unopposed), Jermaine Reed, Jolie Justus, and Kevin McManus.
With 55 percent of the vote in now in Kansas City south of the river, James has 88 percent of the vote for mayor. Jim Glover has a very narrow lead over Katheryn Shields in 4th District at-large. Alissia Canady is ahead of Ken Bacchus in the 5th District race.
With all of Clay County votes in, 1st District Councilman Dick Davis has lost to challenger Heather Hall, 54 percent to 46 percent. With all of Clay and Platte County votes in, Scott Wagner, Teresa Loar, Quinton Lucas, Jim Glover, and Dennis Anthony all have decisive leads in the at-large races. Jolie Justus is way ahead of John Fierro in the 4th District council race. Still no results yet from Kansas City Election Board south of the Missouri River.
With 90 percent of the Clay County vote and 100 percent of the Platte County vote, Sly James is in the lead by more than 83 percent.
In the 1st District Council race, challenger Heather Hall is defeating incumbent Dick Davis, 54 percent to 46 percent.
Jim Glover is defeating Katheryn Shields in the 4th District at-large and Teresa Loar has a big lead over Jay Hodges in the 2nd District at-large.
Now with 40 percent of the Clay County vote in, Heather Hall is defeating Dick Davis 64 percent to 36 percent.
And Teresa Loar is leading Jay Hodges 60 percent to 40 percent.
But Katheryn Shields has jumped out ahead of Jim Glover, 52 percent to 48 percent.
And in the 3rd District at-large, Quinton Lucas is barely ahead of Stephan Gordon, 51 percent to 49 percent.
To no one’s surprise, Kansas City Mayor Sly James jumped out to a commanding lead Tuesday night over low-budget challenger Vincent “General” Lee.
James was ahead with 78 percent of the vote, according to very preliminary poll results from Clay County.
Heather Hall had 54 percent of the vote to incumbent Dick Davis’ 46 percent in the hotly-contested 1st District race. Jim Glover was leading Katheryn Shields 52 percent to 48 percent in the 4th District at-large. And Teresa Loar was leading Jay Hodges 52 percent to 48 percent in the 2nd District at-large.
No results were yet available from Platte and Jackson counties.
The mayor and all 12 council seats were up for election Tuesday. The new council takes office Aug. 1.