Elections

Letter to the editor: Lenexa resident disappointed with City of Lenexa for allowing Kobach parade float featuring replica gun
July 8, 2018
A Lenexa resident shares his frustration regarding the controversial Kobach parade float, which features a replica rifle.
Shawnee councilman files by petition for state representative
May 27, 2018
Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins has filed for state representative in District 18.
Shawnee teacher announces candidacy Kansas House District 17
January 8, 2018
Shawnee resident Laura Smith-Everett announced today her intention to run for the District 17 seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Shawnee election results: new faces to join city council
November 7, 2017
Shawnee will have three new city council members in January.
Meet the candidates: Shawnee City Council election guide
November 1, 2017
The general election is less than a week away.
Meet Ward 3 candidate Dave Myres
November 1, 2017
Married father-of-four Dave Myres told the Dispatch he is running for city council because he believes his priorities and principles best reflect the voters of Ward 3.
Meet Ward 4 candidate Tony Noble
November 1, 2017
Tony Noble told the Dispatch he is running for city council because he doesn’t believe there is good fiscal leadership with the current governing body.
Meet Ward 4 candidate Lindsey Constance
November 1, 2017
Lindsey Constance told the Dispatch she is running for city council because of drastic changes occurring at the federal level.
Meet Ward 3 candidate Justin Adrian
October 31, 2017
Justin Adrian, a married high school teacher, told the Dispatch he is running for city council because he sees a lot of untapped potential in western Shawnee.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Matt Zimmerman
October 31, 2017
Although his name may be new to some voters, Matt Zimmerman has been active in the Shawnee community for years.
Meet Ward 1 candidate Dan Pflumm
October 31, 2017
Incumbent Dan Pflumm was first elected to the council 15 years ago. He wants to continue serving so he can help the city grow and prosper.
A teenager could become Kansas governor; four of them show off political skills at Lawrence forum
October 21, 2017
Many people scoffed earlier this year when they realized Jack Bergeson, a 16-year-old high school student from Wichita, had filed paperwork with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office to run for governor.
Voters pick new faces in primary election
August 2, 2017
Results from yesterday’s primary election show the majority of Shawnee voters want a change in their city government.
Upcoming Kansas governor is a surgeon and a Brownback loyalist
August 1, 2017
Jeff Colyer is preparing to become Kansas’ next governor after nearly a decade helping fellow conservative Republicans shape health care policy by drawing on his background as a plastic surgeon who squeezed in medical relief missions to disaster and war zones.
School board candidates sound off
From safety pins to special education, Shawnee Mission at-large seat contenders debate issues
July 12, 2017
Five Johnson County residents are vying for the open Shawnee Mission Board of Education at-large seat in the primary election this summer.

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