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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • County certifies Basehor mayoral election results

  • The Leavenworth County Commission Monday both canvassed and certified the results of a snow-ridden primary election last week in the race for Basehor mayor.
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  • The Leavenworth County Commission Monday both canvassed and certified the results of a snow-ridden primary election last week in the race for Basehor mayor.
    The results did not change significantly ― David Breuer and Fred Box will be facing off for the city's top elected position in the April 2 General Election.
    Breuer is the incumbent mayor, having been named to the position following a February 2012 election in which former mayor Terry Hill and two city council members were recalled. Box is a former city council member who resigned shortly after the recall election.
    There were a total of 291 votes cast in the Feb. 26 election stymied by a snow storm Tuesday that began Tuesday morning. County Clerk Janet Klasinski said Breuer received the most votes, with 198. Box came in second with 44, Alan Townsend received 29 and Scott Kendrick received 20 votes.
    Advance voting was offered until 7 p.m. Feb. 25 in anticipation of the storm. Klasinski said turnout was predictably slow the next day.
    “In the morning, we probably only had a dozen people,” vote in person Feb. 26, she said.
    Things did pick up in the afternoon once the snowfall had settled, Klasinski said.
    She said the actual turnout was around 9.1 percent. Two years ago, about  17 percent of voters cast ballots in the April General Election. The March 2011 municipal primary in Leavenworth saw only about 7 percent turnout.
    “It's surprising in a primary election, I bet you I won't have 10 percent even when the weather is clear,” she said.

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