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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • Municipal, school board election today

  • Polls will be open for 12 hours today to give voters the opportunity to select candidates in municipal and school board races.
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  • Polls will be open for 12 hours today to give voters the opportunity to select candidates in municipal and school board races.
    The polls will open at 7 a.m. today across the county. They'll close at 7 p.m.
    "All the normal polling places are open," Leavenworth County Clerk Janet Klasinski said.
    She said anyone with questions about where to vote can call her office at 684-0421.
    In Leavenworth, voters will decide who will serve in three at-large positions on the City Commission. The six candidates are Keith Melick, Davis Moulden, Mark Preisinger, Charles Raney, Phil Urban and Lisa Weakley. Moulden, Preisinger and Urban currently serve on the commission, and Weakley is a former city commissioner.
    There also are three at-large positions up for election for the Leavenworth Board of Education. The five candidates are Mike Carney, Doug Darling, Verna Raines, Mike Robinson and Danny Zeck. Raines and Robinson currently serve on the board. The other candidates previously have served on the board.
    There also are three at-large seats up for election for the Leavenworth Waterworks Board. Only two candidates filed for the seats ― Richard Gervasini and incumbent Teresa Wood. But Greg Kaaz is campaigning as a write-in candidate.
    Four positions are up for election on the Lansing City Council ― one in each of the city’s four wards. The incumbents for those seats were the only candidates to file, so each is running unopposed. Dave Trinkle is running in Ward 1. Don Studnicka is the candidate in Ward 2. Kerry Brungardt is running in Ward 3, and Tony McNeill filed in Ward 4.
    Three at-large positions are up for election for the Lansing Board of Education. The candidates are Steven Buffo, Rich Hauver, Sylvia Martens, Garret Martin, Beth Stevenson and Taylor Wisneski. Stevenson currently serves on the board.
    For the Easton Board of Education, Kim Sachse is the only candidate who filed for Position 5, and David Hattok is the only person who filed for Position 6. Both are incumbents. No one filed for the board's Position 4.
    For the city of Easton, five City Council seats are up for election. The candidates are Clinton L. Culbertson, Joey Culberston, Sherry Adams Dodson, Kent Edmonds, Shannan O'Donnell-Hadley, Barbara E. Redieck and Bobby O. Watkins.
    No one filed for the mayoral race in Easton.
    Klasinski said voter turnout for the 2011 municipal and school board election was 15 percent countywide.
    She predicted turnout would between 12 and 13 percent this year. The county clerk said the fact that several candidates are running unopposed may result in a lower voter turnout this time around.
     
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