Tuesday's primaries in Leavenworth and Tonganoxie saw a 9.86 percent voter turnout, the county clerk said.
Updated: 8:26 a.m. Aug. 7
Tuesday’s primaries in Leavenworth and Tonganoxie saw a 9.86 percent voter turnout, the county clerk said.
County Clerk Janet Klasinski said a total of 1,905 people voted in the primaries for Leavenworth City Commission and Tonganoxie City Council. Of that total, 1,562 people voted in the Leavenworth primary.
There were 11 candidates in the Leavenworth City Commission primary. The primary narrowed down the slate of candidates to six. There are three at-large positions on the commission that are up for election this year.
The six candidates who will be advancing to the Nov. 7 general election are Jermaine Wilson, Myron “Mike” Griswold, Mark Preisinger, Lisa Weakley, Charles Raney and Michael Bogner, according to the unofficial results from the primary.
The results will remain unofficial until the Leavenworth County Commission canvasses the votes next week.
Preisinger, Weakley and Raney currently serve on the commission and are seeking re-election.
Wilson came in first in the City Commission primary, according to information from the County Clerk’s Office.
Klasinski said Wilson won in 13 of the 20 precincts in Leavenworth. No votes were cast in two of the 20 precincts. These two precincts were set up for residents of Fort Leavenworth.
Griswold came in second, and Preisinger came in third. Weakley, Raney and Bogner finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
There will be other local city and school board races in the Nov. 7 general election that will be competitive.
There are three at-large positions up for re-election on the Lansing Board of Education, and there are eight candidates. They are John Hattok, Jacob T. Will, John D. Dalbey Sr., Mark E. McKnight, Garrett A. Martin, Richard Whitlow, Rich Hauver and Beth Stevenson.
Whitlow, Hauver and Stevenson currently serve on the board.
There are two positions on the Basehor-Linwood Board of Education that will have competitive races in the general election.
Richard Zamora is seeking re-election to the board’s Position 5. He is being challenged by Tim Hill. Spencer Fritz is running for re-election to the board’s Position 6. He is being challenged by Mike Stieben.
In Easton, Phillip W. Mires is running for re-election as mayor. He will face Bobby O. Watkins.
Two positions on the Easton Board of Education will have competitive races. Jerry C. Barns and Oscar L. Miller filed as candidates for the board’s Position 4. Incumbent John T. McEvoy is running for re-election to Position 6, He is being challenged by Dawn Weston.
Six candidates for the Tonganoxie City Council are advancing to the general election following Tuesday’s primary. They are Jamie Lawson, Loralee D. Stevens, Chris R. Donnelly, A.W. “Rocky” Himpel, Andrew T. Gilner and Ryan Keltner.
Three at-large positions are up for election this year on the Tonganoxie City Council.
There are a couple of positions on the Tonganoxie Board of Education that will have competitive races in the general election.
James N. Bothwell and Stacy Willis are running for the board’s Position 4. Phillip Welsh, Karen K. Wake Bottary and Rachell I. Rowand are running for Position 5.
With the primary over, the County Clerk’s Office has reopened voter registration.
“They can start registering right away,” Klasinski said of voters.
The last day to register to vote ahead of the general election will be Oct. 17.
In the past, city and school board elections took place in the spring. But they are now later in the year because of a change in state law.