Saturday, 20 April 2019
Login |  Register 
 
Find Products or Services in your local community
 
MSC News National Headlines U.S Health Tech Talk World Business Sports Top Headlines
Local KS elections decided Tuesday
11/07/2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

(MSC News)--Kansas voters went to the polls Tuesday in to decide local, state and federal races. 

A narrow margin in the race for Atchison County Commission District 1.

As it currently stands, Republican incumbent Jack Bower leads his Democratic challenger, Charlie Perdue, by just 17 votes, 680 to 663.

Those numbers, like all votes cast Tuesday, remain unofficial until the formal canvass. 

In Atchison County, that will happen during Tuesday's meeting of the Atchison County Commission. Around 30 provisional ballots await review, and mail-in ballots are also awaited by their end of the week deadline. 

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Left to right: Jack Bower and Charlie Perdue

According to Atchison County Clerk Michelle Phillips the unofficial voter turnout in Atchison County was 47%.

A total of 5,435 ballots were cast, with 1,460 of those being advance, walk-in, mail out advance, and overseas ballots.

That figure does not include provisional ballots.

In Hiawatha, voters approved the renewal of a one-quarter percent citywide sales tax for economic development purposes by a more than 260 vote margin,  662 to 394.    

The sales tax, which is currently set to expire March 31, 2020, will continue for an additional 15 years until March 31, 2035. 

John Merchant, Jr. was elected as the new Hiawatha Commissioner of Finance in a three-way race.  Merchant received 498 votes.  Write-in candidate David Middendorf, who current holds the position, received 288 votes.  Matthew Haws, who recently withdrew from the race, received 236 votes.

Richard Lehmkuhl was elected as the new 1st District Brown County Commissioner. Lehmkuhl defeated incumbent Steve Roberts, who ran as a write-in candidate, by a vote margin of 911 to 414.   

The Brown County Clerk’s Office reported a 55 percent voter turnout.

In Marshall County, Republican Barb Kickhaefer was elected as the new 1st District county commissioner.  

Kickhaefer defeated Democrat Steve Boyda by a vote of 704 to 650.  Incumbent Robert Connell did not seek re-election.

Voters in the Jefferson County community of Winchester approved a one-half percent citywide sales tax for infrastructure maintenance by a vote of 86 to 62.  It will take effect April 1, 2019.  

62nd District State Representative Randy Garber, a Sabetha Republican, won re-election to another term, defeating his Democratic challenger Melvin Baker, of Seneca, by a wide margin.

Garber received 70 percent of the vote to Baker's 30 percent.

© Many Signals Communications
You will need to be logged in to leave a comment.
Please Login

characters left

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our Terms of Use.



MOST VIEWED STORIES
Lawn mowing accident leaves one hospitalized
Hotel standoff ends with no injuries
Longtime local radio announcer being remembered
A century of business coming to an end
Two hurt in Monday wreck
Two killed in Leavenworth Co crash
Drivers warned to heed highway closing
Oneida man arrested on agg battery charge
Hiawatha man injured in western KS crash
Makeshift mud camo fails to conceal suspect
Click Here For All Stories

LATEST STORIES
Charges filed in 2017 fatal Leavenworth Co crash
Atchison woman arrested for financial crimes
Atchison police officers earn promotions
Hiawatha man injured in western KS crash
Foster father sentenced for child sex crimes
Public comment sought on proposed wind project
Officers to target impaired drivers
Longtime local radio announcer being remembered
Man sentenced in Perry Lake homicide
New Holton city commissioner selected
Click Here For All Stories

©2019 MSC News
Hiawatha, Ks 66434
EEO Public Report
KNZA - KLZA - KMZA - KTNC - KAIR
Powered by Radio Media Group
172.69.62.22