The filing deadline is still several months away, but one person already has filed as a candidate for the Leavenworth County Commission.
The filing deadline is still several months away, but one person already has filed as a candidate for the Leavenworth County Commission. And two people have filed as candidates for a Kansas House of Representatives district that includes Basehor.
Two seats on the County Commission will be up for election in November.
The seat for the 1st District will be up for election for a four-year term. The seat for the 2nd District will be up for election for the remaining two years of an unexpired term.
As of Thursday morning, only one candidate had filed for the County Commission.
Jeff Culbertson, rural Easton, has filed as a Republican candidate for the commission's 1st District, which represents much of the northern half of Leavenworth County.
Culbertson is currently employed by the county as the director of the Geographic Information Systems Department.
The 1st District is currently represented by Commissioner Bob Holland, but he has not yet filed for re-election.
Commission Chairman Louis Klemp currently represents the 2nd District, which includes Lansing and a portion of the city of Leavenworth.
Klemp was appointed to represent the 2nd District last year after former Commissioner Clyde Graeber resigned from the seat due to health reasons. Klemp has said he does not intend to seek election to the remaining two years of the unexpired term.
The filing deadline for candidates is noon June 1.
According to the website for the Kansas Secretary of State's Office, two people already have filed as candidates for the 38th District of the Kansas House of Representatives.
The 38th District includes the cities of Basehor and Linwood in Leavenworth County and also extends into a portion of Johnson County.
Scott Elliott, rural Tonganoxie, and Stuart W. Sweeney, rural Linwood, have filed for the seat. Both men are Democrats.
The 38th District currently is represented by Willie Dove, a Republican from rural Bonner Springs. He has not yet filed for re-election.
All other seats in the Kansas House of Representatives will be up for election this year. But no one has filed yet for the other Kansas House districts in Leavenworth County, according to the secretary of state's website.
Two men from Leavenworth County have filed as candidates for Kansas' 2nd Congressional District. Steve Fitzgerald, Leavenworth, currently serves as a state senator. Vernon Fields, Basehor, currently serves on the Basehor City Council. Both men are Republicans.
Three other Republicans, Kevin Jones of Wellsville, Caryn Tyson of Parker and Steve Watkins of Topeka, also have filed as candidates for the 2nd Congressional District.
The primary election is Aug. 7. The general election is Nov. 6.