Archive for Thursday, February 24, 2005

City Council primary to dwindle candidate field

February 24, 2005

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 1 for Basehor voters casting a ballot in next week's primary election for City Council members.

Voting will take place inside Father Quinlan Hall at Holy Angels Church, 15438 Leavenworth Road.

The race for City Council is the only election Basehor voters are required to cast a ballot for next week.

All candidates for mayor and Basehor-Linwood School Board positions automatically advance to the general election because the field in both races is limited.

And, in a sense, so is this year's bid for City Council.

On Jan. 25, the deadline to file for office, five Basehor residents signed up as council candidates.

Two of those candidates -- Bob Moore and James Washington -- have withdrawn from the race in recent weeks.

By law, their names must still appear on the ballot, Leavenworth County officials said.

Four of the five candidates on the ballot will move past the primary and onto April's general election so it's a certainty that either Moore or Washington will advance and a possibility that both could do so.

The three other candidates are incumbent Keith Sifford and Basehor residents Dave Povilonis and Terry Thomas.

Results of the primary election can be found Tuesday night on The Sentinel Web site, www.basehorinfo.com, and a full story will appear in next week's edition.

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