February 9, 2012
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Newly re-elected Mayor Jeff Meyers says he’s grateful residents gave him the opportunity to continue having a “positive impact” on Shawnee by leading the city for a third term. He said he has the energy for the task, likening his motivation to that of his day job as a high school teacher and coach.
Ward II race decided by less than 1 percent
Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers will see a third term in the office after defeating challenger Eric Jenkins in Tuesday's election. Incumbents also won all four of Shawnee's City Council races, though one eked by with a margin of less than 1 percent.
Early results indicate the race for Shawnee's next mayor, as well as four City Council members, may be close.
The closer the election gets, the more Shawnee’s mayoral and City Council races seem to heat up. Challengers are vying to unseat the mayor and all four incumbent council members up for reelection.
Both candidates for Shawnee mayor have raised thousands of dollars for their campaigns, with incumbent Jeff Meyers leading challenger Eric Jenkins in fundraising prior to last week’s primary.
After winning last week’s primary, incumbent Jeff Meyers and challenger Eric Jenkins expect a busy month ahead as they continue campaigning to be Shawnee’s next mayor.
Segale knocked out of running
Shawnee Mayor Jeff Meyers and challenger Eric Jenkins won Tuesday’s primary election and will advance to the April 3 general election. Tuesday’s vote totals knocked challenger John Segale out of the running to be Shawnee’s next mayor.
Shawnee mayor Jeff Meyers is up for reelection this year. He will face two challengers, Eric Jenkins and John Segale, in the Feb. 28 spring primary election. The two candidates with the most votes will advance to the April 3 general election. Below, The Dispatch features each candidate's key issues.
Meyers, the incumbent, faces two challengers in the Feb. 28 primary election for Shawnee mayor
The Dispatch sent written questionnaires to each of the three candidates in the mayoral primary election and is publishing their answers, unedited, online. Incumbent Jeff Meyers' responses are below.