Elections

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.
Meet your Ward 3 candidates
July 5, 2017
Curious about your Ward 3 candidates? Learn more here!
Meet the candidates: City Council Election Guide
July 5, 2017
The primary election is right around the corner.
Volunteer training held for campaign roles
May 17, 2017
The Johnson County Democratic Party is offering training for volunteers willing to make a commitment to a campaign of 10 to 15 hours per week.
Advance voting held in Shawnee
October 18, 2016
Shawnee citizens are invited to place their advanced vote next week.
Meet the Candidates: Political hopefuls discuss their views at Shawnee forum
October 11, 2016
The general election is less than one month away. Do you know which local candidates you’re voting for?
New courthouse, coroner facility addressed at upcoming Shawnee Chamber luncheon
October 6, 2016
The Shawnee Chamber of Commerce October Monthly Luncheon is Wednesday, Oct. 12.
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.

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