Elections

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.
Johnson County decides to build new courthouse
To fund new building, voters must pass sales tax
April 21, 2016
Today, the Johnson County commissioners agreed to move forward on a new courthouse and coroner facility.
Shawnee resident files to challenge Hildabrand as Republican in Kansas House district
April 4, 2016
An incumbent for a Shawnee legislative seat now has a challenger from his own party.
Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins files for Kansas House seat
March 11, 2016
Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins is seeking election to the Kansas House in the 18th District, which represents most of eastern Shawnee.
Mill Valley junior selected to take part in presidential election coverage
Nelson one of 12 to ‘Chase the Race,’ will attend Democratic National Convention
January 20, 2016
A Mill Valley High School junior will be among a select few sent to key Presidential Election events to cover the election from a teen’s point of view.
Hancock officially recalled; De Soto board to seek candidates for vacancy
August 25, 2015
De Soto school board member Scott Hancock has officially been ousted from office.
Mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit
August 23, 2015
A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.
Hancock recalled from De Soto school board
August 19, 2015
Scott Hancock will no longer serve on the De Soto school board, according to unofficial Johnson County Election Office results.
Recall election in De Soto set to take place Tuesday
August 11, 2015
The special election asking voters the question, “Shall Scott Hancock be recalled from the office of De Soto School District 232 Position 4?” is set for 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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