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Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins files for Kansas House seat

Shawnee City Councilman Eric Jenkins is seeking election to the Kansas House in the 18th District, which represents most of eastern Shawnee.

Face to Face: City Council Member Eric Jenkins

Get to know your Shawnee neighbors with our Face to Face feature.

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Eric Jenkins wins Ward II, Jim Neighbor reelected in Ward I

The citizens of Shawnee voted to reelect a long time council member and replace another Tuesday as they voted to elect Jim Neighbor in Ward I and Eric Jenkins in Ward II.

Candidate questionnaires: Ward II

In their own words, the candidates for the Ward II council seat explain their positions on some of Shawnee's key issues. Eric Jenkins is challenging long-time incumbent Neal Sawyer for this council seat.

Eric Jenkins files for council seat

Eric Jenkins filed earlier this month for a seat on the Shawnee City Council.

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Re-elected mayor cites goals for next term

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.

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Early election results show potential for close mayoral, council races

Early results indicate the race for Shawnee's next mayor, as well as four City Council members, may be close.

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Tuesday’s election to decide mayor, council winners

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.

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Who's bankrolling Shawnee's mayoral candidates?

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.

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Winners of mayoral primary dive into campaigning for general election

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.

Meyers, Jenkins win primary election in Shawnee mayor's race

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.

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Three vie to be city’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.

Candidate questionnaire: Eric Jenkins, mayoral primary

Jenkins will face the incumbent and one other challenger 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. Eric Jenkins' responses are below.

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