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Kansas City Election Board names Democratic director

The Kansas City Election Board has picked its Democratic director.

It’s Lauri Ealom. Ealom was the assistant director at the KCEB.

She replaces Shelley McThomas, who retired this spring after serving as director for more than eight years.

Ealom joins Shawn Kieffer, the Republican director. Kieffer got his job after serving on the KCEB staff.

Competition for the position is usually intense, and this year was no exception. But Ealom’s experience apparently won her the post.