Editorials

The Star’s recommendations for Kansas City area ballots on Election Day

Voters in Kansas and Missouri will go to the polls today to select the winners of primary races on both sides of the state line.
Voters in Kansas and Missouri will go to the polls today to select the winners of primary races on both sides of the state line. deulitt@kcstar.com

Republican primaries on both sides of the state line have attracted deserved attention in recent weeks.

Fueled by passion, a group of moderate GOP challengers in Johnson County is trying to defeat supporters of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback in Tuesday’s elections.

In Missouri, a boatload of money is sustaining the campaigns of four Republican candidates vying for the party’s nomination for governor.

Voters in the Kansas City area on Tuesday will make decisions on these and other races and issues.

Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Kansas and from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Missouri.

Here are The Star’s recommendations for selected, contested political races on the ballot, as well as for several tax-related matters.

KANSAS

U.S. Senate

RepublicanJerry Moran

DemocratPatrick Wiesner

U.S. House

3rd District

Republican Kevin Yoder

DemocratJay Sidie

JOHNSON COUNTY

Sheriff

Republican — Calvin Hayden

State Senate

Republicans

11th District — John Skubal

21st District — Dinah Sykes

Democrats

21st District — Logan Heley

State House

Republicans

8th District — Patty Markley

14th District — Leesa Gabel

15th District — Kim Palcic

17th District — Tom Cox

20th District — Jan Kessinger

21st District — Dorothy Hughes

27th District — Timothy James Harmon

28th District — Joy Koesten

30th District — James Dingwerth

38th District — Mitra Templin

39th District — Shelee Brim

43rd District — Donald Roberts

78th District — Ron Ryckman

WYANDOTTE COUNTY

District Attorney

DemocratJerome Gorman

State Senate

Democrats

5th District — Bill Hutton

36th District — Kathy Wolfe Moore

MISSOURI

U.S. Senate

RepublicanRoy Blunt

DemocratJason Kander

U.S. House

5th District

RepublicanJacob Turk

DemocratEmanuel Cleaver

Statewide races

Governor

RepublicanCatherine Hanaway

DemocratChris Koster

Lieutenant Governor

RepublicanMike Parson

DemocratRuss Carnahan

Secretary of State

RepublicanJay Ashcroft

DemocratRobin Smith

Treasurer

DemocratJudy Baker

Attorney General

RepublicanJosh Hawley

DemocratTeresa Hensley

State Senate

Democrat

11th District — Jessica Podhola

State House

Republicans

14th District — Kevin Corlew

17th District — Nick King

31st District — Sheila Solon

Democrats

19th District — Ingrid Burnett

23rd District — Randy Dunn

27th District — Richard Brown

28th District — Jim Aziere

JACKSON COUNTY

Sheriff

DemocratMike Sharp

Question 1: In Independence, Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Raytown and several smaller cities, voters are being asked to “discontinue” collecting the local sales tax on out-of-state purchases of motor vehicles, trailers and boats. If Question 1 is defeated in these cities, they will be allowed to keep the local revenue from these purchases, and car and boat dealers in Missouri-side cities won’t be put at a competitive disadvantage with out-of-state dealers. — NO

Lee’s Summit

Question 2: Shall the city continue to collect a one-quarter-cent sales tax for 15 years to provide funds for local parks? — YES

NORTH KANSAS CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Question: Shall the district issue general obligation bonds worth $114 million to buy land, construct and repair buildings, remodel buildings and construct new schools, resulting in no increase in the current debt service tax levy? — YES

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