Elections

Election 2016: Republicans Cox, Brim take the primary in state representative races
August 3, 2016
A couple of fresh faces to the political scene are among the winners in Shawnee-related primaries this week.
Candidate questionnaire: Charles Macheers, 39th District Kansas House of Representatives
August 1, 2016
The following are the responses to the Dispatch’s candidate questionnaire from Republican Charles Macheers, who is running for re-election as the state representative for the 39th District, which covers western Shawnee.
Candidate Questionnaire: Owen Donohoe, 39th District Kansas House of Representatives
July 29, 2016
The following are the responses to the Dispatch’s candidate questionnaire from Owen Donohoe, who is running as a Republican for the 39th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Candidate questionnaire: Brett Hildabrand, 17th District Kansas House of Representatives
July 29, 2016
The following are responses from Brett Hildabrand, Republican incumbent candidate for the District 17 seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Candidate questionnaire: Shelee Brim, 39th District Kansas House of Representatives
July 29, 2016
The following are the responses to the Dispatch’s candidate questionnaire from Shelee Brim, who is running as a Republican for the 39th District seat in the Kansas House of Representatives. She faces Owen Donohoe and incumbent Charles Macheers in the Aug. 2 primary.
Shawnee legislative candidates share views in forums
Some incumbents decline to participate
03:59 p.m., July 22, 2016 Updated 12:53 p.m.
Community candidate forums in the past week gave residents a chance to learn more about local state legislative candidates.
Candidate questionnaire: Calvin Hayden, Johnson County Sheriff
July 22, 2016
The following are Johnson County Sheriff candidate Calvin Hayden’s responses to the Shawnee Dispatch’s candidate questionnaire. Hayden is running as a Republican in the primary against Dennis Hammer and John Resman. No Democrats filed for the seat.
Candidate questionnaire: Tom Cox, 17th District House of Representatives
July 21, 2016
The following are responses from Tom Cox, a Republican candidate for the District 17 seat in the Kansas House of Representatives.
Candidate questionnaire: John Resman, Johnson County Sheriff
July 21, 2016
The following are Johnson County Sheriff candidate John Resman’s responses to the Shawnee Dispatch’s candidate questionnaire. Resman is running as a Republican in the primary against Dennis Hammer and Calvin Hayden. No Democrats filed for the seat.
Candidate questionnaire: Dennis Hammer, Johnson County Sheriff
July 21, 2016
The following are Johnson County Sheriff candidate Dennis Hammer’s responses to the Shawnee Dispatch’s candidate questionnaire. Hammer is running as a Republican in the primary against Calvin Hayden and John Resman. No Democrats filed for the seat.
Shawnee Mission school district reminds parents it does not endorse candidates
July 13, 2016
The Shawnee Mission School District Tuesday released a statement reminding patrons that it does not endorse political candidates.
Johnson County Election Office in need of poll workers
July 6, 2016
The Johnson County Election Office reports it is in urgent need of more than 2,000 election workers to serve voters at Johnson County polls during both the Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general elections.
Voters must register for primary by Tuesday
July 6, 2016
The voter registration deadline for the Aug. 2 primary is quickly approaching.
PTAs offer forum with Shawnee-area candidates
July 1, 2016
The PTAs for Rhien Benninghoven and Mill Creek elementary schools have teamed up to organize a candidate forum later this month.
Gun debate heats up locally, nationally
June 16, 2016
The debate over gun control is heating up in at least one congressional race in Kansas at the same time that Democrats in the U.S. Senate are trying to pressure Republicans into allowing a debate on the issue in the wake of Sunday’s massacre in Orlando, Fla.

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