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Council primary challenges in Lenexa, Merriam

Lenexa and Merriam are among seven Johnson County cities that will see primary races for council seats in the August election.

Two Lenexa incumbents are facing challengers. Stacy Knipp, who was appointed to fill the Ward 2 seat back in February, is being challenged by former city parks director Bill Nicks and Dale J. Romme.

Ward 4 Councilwoman Mandy Stuke also has two opponents: Michael Elliott and Samuel Phillip Davis.

In Merriam, Ward 4 incumbent Cheryl Moore will face off against Sam Matier and David Neal.

Competitive council races in Gardner, Olathe, Overland Park, Roeland Park and Shawnee were previously reported.

Mike Hendricks: 816-234-4738, @kcmikehendricks