Elections

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.
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.