Elections

Shawnee legislative candidates share views in forums
Some incumbents decline to participate
July 22, 2016
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.
Candidates for Shawnee legislative seats look to address economy, schools
Most recent filers make slate largely female
June 6, 2016
Four women were among the last to file for state legislative seats covering Shawnee, creating a slate of candidates that is mostly female.
Shawnee Mission superintendent says he thinks Kansas will find school funding solution
Hinson says he isn’t planning for school shut down
June 3, 2016
Jim Hinson, superintendent of the Shawnee Mission school district, says the district is moving forward with the belief that it will not shut down July 1.
Four candidates file for Shawnee state legislative seats just before deadline
Two of five state legislative races will require primaries
June 3, 2016
With the filing deadline on Wednesday, all state legislative seats covering Shawnee now have at least two candidates, and two will require primaries.
Fate of sales tax for new courthouse, coroner facility lies in hands of Johnson County voters
May 31, 2016
This fall, Johnson County voters will determine whether to raise the sales tax by a quarter-cent for a new courthouse and coroner facility.
Plugging into the voting process: SM North students use Johnson County ballot machines
Election office seeks to get voting program in all high schools
April 29, 2016
On Wednesday morning, the library at Shawnee Mission North High School was uncharacteristically loud. Batches of students moved in and out, talking excitedly as they waited to vote, many for the first time, on Johnson County Election Office voting machines — even though the vast majority aren’t yet 18.

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