Government & Politics

Results of Missouri municipal elections Tuesday

With Lee’s Summit municipal races set to be decided for mayor, five city council spots and the R-7 School District Board of Education, the Journal reached out to all 17 candidates to produce a voter guide for the April 3 election.
With Lee’s Summit municipal races set to be decided for mayor, five city council spots and the R-7 School District Board of Education, the Journal reached out to all 17 candidates to produce a voter guide for the April 3 election. File art

Following is a list of the winning candidates and issue results in unofficial returns from Tuesday night's municipal elections in Missouri.

CITY OF KANSAS CITY

Question

Shall city reauthorize existing one-cent sales tax for streets, roads, flood control and the city's share of replacement cost for the Buck O'Neil Bridge? Includes results from Kansas City portions of Clay, Jackson, Platte and Cass counties.

Yes

Board of Trustees Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City

Subdistrict No. 2

Cindy Adams

Subdistrict No. 5

Ellen F. Martin

Consolidated School District No. 1 (Hickman Mills) Board of Education

Director

Alvin Brooks

Carol Graves

Board of Education

Director

Luther Chandler

Center School District No. 58

Director

Rebecca Lahann

Paul B. Kramschuster

Reorganized School District No. 7 (Lee's Summit)

Director

Julie A. Doane

Ryan N. Murdock

JACKSON COUNTY

City of Blue Springs

Question

Shall city impose a 2.5 percent local use tax on out-of-state and on-line purchases?

No

City of Buckner

Alderman Ward 2

Reuben Walcott

City of Grain Valley

Mayor

Michael Todd

Alderman Ward 1

Jayci L. Stratton

Alderman Ward 2

Yolanda M. West

Alderman Ward 3

Bob Headley

City of Grandview

Alderman Ward 1

Sandra L. Kessinger

Alderman Ward 2

Annette M. Turnbaugh

Alderman Ward 3

James N. Crain

Question

Shall city impose a one-half percent sales tax for public safety?

Yes

City of Greenwood

Mayor

Levi Weaver

Alderman Ward 1

Diane Orsita

Alderman Ward 2

Kyron "K" McClure

City of Independence

Mayor

Eileen N. Weir

Council Member At-Large

Karen DeLuccie

Mike Huff

Question

Shall city impose a 2.25 percent local use tax on on-line or out-of-state retail purchases?

No

City of Lake Lotawana

Alderman Ward 1

Lawrence Byrne

Alderman Ward 2

Lanny Maness

Alderman Ward 3

Jan Rase

City of Lake Tapawingo

Alderman Ward 1

Steven L. Magel

Alderman Ward 2

Andrew Rogers

Alderman Ward 2 (unexpired term)

Bradley Cloverdyke

Alderman Ward 3

Robert L. Seago

City of Lee's Summit

Mayor

Bill Baird

Council Member District 1

Diane Forte

Council Member District 2

Trish Carlyle

Council Member District 3

Jose H. "Beto" Lopez

Council Member District 4 (4-year term)

Robert Thane "Bob" Johnson

Council Member District 4 (2-year unexpired term)

Fred DeMoro

Municipal Judge Division 243

Dana Altieri

City of Lone Jack

Alderman Ward 1

Ryan L. Gardner

Alderman Ward 2

Natasha Ortiz

City of Oak Grove

Mayor

Jeremy Martin

Alderman Ward 1

Jeremy Taylor

Alderman Ward 2

Brad Alexander

Alderman Ward 2 (unexpired term)

Kelly Nadeau

Alderman Ward 3

James Shrout

City of Sugar Creek

Alderman Ward 1

Christopher Steffen

Alderman Ward 2

Robert A. Ray

Town of River Bend

Trustee

Paul Angelides

David Hasselman

Stephanie Hasselman

Town of Sibley

Trustee

Troy Jeffries

Mary Ruth Dobbins

David Jeffries

Town of Unity Village

Trustee

David Vest

Mark Fuss

Kathleen Kimberlin

Melissa Schippel

Julie Vest

Board of Trustees Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City

Subdistrict 4

Henry Carner

Subdistrict 5 (unexpired term)

Ellen F. Martin

Reorganized School District No. 4 (Blue Springs)

Director

Kurt Swanson

Bryan Dennie

Fort Osage R-1 School District

Director

H. Floyd Hawkins

Diana Rice

Grain Valley R-V School District

Question

Shall Board of Education borrow $11.5 million for construction of media center, classrooms and improvements to other school facilities?

Yes

Oak Grove R-VI School District

Director

Randall Lee McClain

Todd Blansit

CLAY COUNTY

City of Avondale

Alderman Ward 1

Bonnie Black

Alderman Ward 2

Amy Chalfant

Village of Birmingham

Trustee

John L Blankenship III

Mary Bramble

Village of Claycomo

Trustee

Norma I. Sulzberger

Dale Goeller

Question 1

Shall the Village of Claycomo impose a sales tax at the rate of one percent for general fund purposes?

Yes

Question 2

Shall there be a $0.17 cent increase in levy on $100.00 of assessed valuation for general municipal purposes?

No

City of Excelsior Springs

Council Member

Brad Eales

Sonya Morgan

City of Gladstone

Council Member

Jean B. Moore

R.D. Mallams

City of Glenaire

Alderman

Terry Seal

Cali R. Kliewer

City of Holt

Alderman

Jerry Nicas

John Franke

Alderman

Write In

City of Kearney

Alderman Ward 1

Gerri Spencer

Alderman Ward 2

Marie G. Steiner

Question 1

Shall the City of Kearney issue its general obligation bonds in the amount not to exceed $24,300,000 for the purpose of acquiring rights-of way, and constructing, extending and improving streets and roads within the City, including, without limitation, the construction of a highway interchange at I-35 and 19th Street?

Yes

Question 2

Shall the City of Kearney be authorized to increase its general sales tax by one percent for the purpose of financing the costs of street and road improvements for the City, including, without limitation, the construction of a highway interchange at I-35 and 19th Street, until the earlier of December 31, 2038 or when financing of such improvements has been paid in full?

Yes

City of Lawson

Mayor

Gregory Wayne Taylor

Alderman Ward 2

Jack Woodring

City of Liberty

Question

Shall the City of Liberty impose a local City use tax at the same rate as the total local City sales tax rate, currently 3.375 percent, provided that if the local sales tax rate is reduced or raised by voter approval, the local use tax rate shall also be reduced or raised by the same action?

Yes

City of Missouri City

Councilmember Ward 2

Joe Selle

Council Member Ward 4

Micah Schake

City of Mosby

Mayor

Harlin Clements

Alderman Ward 1

Linda D. Danner

Alderman Ward 2

Jason Stooksbury

City Collector

Julie Cazzell

City of North Kansas City

Council Member Ward 1

Rita D. Pearce

Council Member Ward 2

Valerie Pearman

Council Member Ward 3

Zachary A. Clevenger

Council Member Ward 4

Fred Steffen

Village of Oaks

Trustee

Jonathan M. Cates

Peter A. Nielsen

Proposition 1

Shall the Village of Oaks collect the existing $0.3092 levy on one hundred dollars assessed valuation for fire suppression for a period of two years?

Yes

Village of Oakview

Trustee

Laura Russell

Gary Crispin

Proposition 1

Shall the Village of Oakview be authorized to forgo annual elections if the number of candidates who have filed for a particular office is equal to the number of positions in the office to be filled by the election?

Yes

Village of Oakwood

Trustee

Andy Patton

John G. Davison

David S. Kolarik

Question 1

Shall the levy increase of thirty cents (0.30) on one hundred dollars (100.00) of assessed valuation for providing fire suppression and ambulance services be renewed for an additional two years?

Yes

Village of Oakwood Park

Trustee

Linda Cassity

Don Draughon

City of Pleasant Valley

Alderman Ward 1

Linda Jacoby

Alderman Ward 2

Rick Scarborough

Alderman Ward 3

Loren Jones

Alderman Ward 4

James Menaugh

Village of Prathersville

Trustee

Ronnie E. Swope

Michael J. Garrison

City of Randolph

Alderman At Large

Write in

City of Smithville

Mayor

Damien Boley

Alderman Ward 1

Joshua Hurlbert

Alderman Ward 2

Steve Sarver

Alderman Ward 3

Marvin Atkins

Question 1

Shall the City of Smithville be authorized to impose a capital improvement sales tax of one half of one percent until December 31, 2038 for the purpose of funding, financing, operating and maintaining capital improvements?

Yes

Question 2

Shall the City of Smithville issue its general obligation bonds in the amount not to exceed $5,625,000 for the purpose of acquiring rights of way, and constructing, extending and improving the streets, roads and sidewalks within the City?

Yes

Lawson R-XIV School District of Ray County

Director

James Matthew DeFries

John W. Wier

Liberty Public School District

Director

Nicholaus (“Nick”) Bartlow

David Evans

Question

Shall Liberty Public School District No. 53 borrow money in the amount of $49,000,000 and issue bonds for the payment thereof, which is expected to result in no increase in the District’s debt service levy, for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, furnishing and equipping elementary and secondary school facilities, support service facilities and related sites?

Yes

North Kansas City School District

Board Member

Jan Kauk

Jane Rinehart

Paul Harrell

Smithville RII School District

Board Member

Wade Hugh Kiefer

Ian G. Saxton

Junior College District of Metropolitan Kansas City

Trustee Sub-District 2

Cindy Adams

Trustee Sub-District 4

Henry Carner

The New Liberty Hospital District

Director/Trustee

Frank Joseph Albani

PLATTE COUNTY

City of Camden Point

Mayor

Mark Wagoner

Alderman Ward 1

Todd Wolf

Alderman Ward 2

Sondra Stubbs

Dearborn

Mayor

Jamie Morey

Alderman At-Large

Steve Wilson

Donald Swanstone Jr.; Breanna Cheadle (tie)

City of Edgerton

Mayor

Shawn E. Harmer

Alderman East Ward

Cory Lammers

Alderman West Ward

Sandi Lehman

Charlene Cook

Village of Farley

Trustee

Rocky McCardie

Village of Ferrelview

Trustee

Phil Gilliam

John M. Rydholm

Lydia Beth Whorton

City of Houston Lake

Alderman Ward 1 South

No candidates filed

Alderman Ward 2 North

Chuck Stone

Village of Iatan

Trustee

Daniel L. Schultz Jr.

Trustee

Thomas D. Triplett II

City of Lake Waukomis

Mayor

Dennis Todd

Alderman Ward 1

John Wurzer

Alderman Ward 2

Debora Hankinson

Question 1

Shall the city continue the existing special tax levy for general purposes including fire service?

Yes

Question 2

Shall the City of Lake Waukomis impose a 1 percent local use tax for on-line or out-of-state retail purchases?

Yes

Question 3

Shall city impose a 1 percent sales tax?

Yes

City of Northmoor

Alderman at-Large

Bennie Pate

John Butner

Cari Bossow-Murdock

Question

Shall the city's tax levy be raised from 12.99 cents to 50 cents per $100 in valuation?

Yes

City of Parkville

Municipal Judge

Kevin. D. Humiston

Alderman Ward 1

Tina Welch

Alderman Ward 2

Dave Rittman

Alderman Ward 3

Robert J. Lock

Alderman Ward 4

Marc Sportsman

City of Platte City

Mayor

Frank Offut

Alderman Ward 1

Brad Wallace

Alderman Ward 2 (unexpired term)

Steve Hoeger

Alderman Ward 2

Tony Paolillo

Alderman Ward 3

Debbie Kirkpatrick

City of Platte Woods

Mayor

John C. Smedley

Alderman Ward 1

Larry Cory

Alderman Ward 2

Roberta (Bert) Lawson

Village of Ridgely

Trustee

Lonnie Williams

Karla L. Gant

Question

Shall the village be authorized to forego annual elections if all candidates are running unopposed?

Yes

City of Riverside

Mayor

Kathy Rose

Alderman Ward 1

Mike Fuller

Alderman Ward 2

Jill Hammond

Alderman Ward 3

Nathan Cretsinger

City of Smithville

Mayor

Damien Boley

Alderman Ward 3

Marvin Atkins

Question 1

Shall the city impose a one-half of one percent sales tax through 2038 for capital improvements?

Yes

Question 2

Shall the city issue up to $5.6 million in general obligation bonds for street, sidewalk and bridge improvements?

Yes

City of Tracy

Mayor

No candidate filed

Alderman At-Large

Kristi Colstion George

Laura Colstion

City of Weatherby Lake

Mayor

Steve Clark

Eastside Alderman

Tanya K. Finn

Westside Alderman

Don Hoy

City of Weston

Alderman Ward 1

Rebecca Rooney

Alderman Ward 2

James Lowe

Smithville School District

Director

Ian G. Saxton

Wade Hugh Kiefer

North Kansas City Schools

Director

Jan Kauk

Jane Rinehart

Paul Harrell

North Platte R-1 School District

Member

Karen J. Bartlett

Kerry Brooke (Edlin) Hyde

For more info

For results and more races and information go to the following websites:

Kansas City, www.kceb.org

Jackson County, www.jcebmo.org

Platte County, www.plattemovotes.org

Clay County, www.claycoelections.com

Cass County, www.casscounty.com/2210/County-ClerkElection-Authority

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