To the editor:

We won! There were 15,000 “yes” votes to 9,000 “no” votes. That’s a 60 percent winning ratio.
Kudos to the Give Me Five group and all of the volunteers who worked hard to get the proposal on the ballot, getting more than 3,000 signatures on a petition and talking to voters at farmers markets, the county fair, fall festivals, parades, public events and forums. Kudos to donors who provided the funds to purchase signs, pamphlets and fliers.
Special kudos to Janette Labbee-Holdeman, the leader of the Give Me Five group.

Special thanks to the voters who understood and voted for the proposal for a better Leavenworth County government. Great job.