Political newcomers move on
Less than 300 Basehor residents cast a ballot in Tuesday's primary election, but the majority of those who did indicated that political newcomers David Povilonis and Terry Thomas would be their choices for two City Council positions.
Povilonis and Thomas received the first and second highest vote totals in Tuesday's primary. Povilonis received 85 votes, or 29 percent, and Thomas 82 votes, or 28 percent.
Thomas and Povilonis will be joined in April's general election by Keith Sifford, an incumbent City Council member who placed third in the primary by receiving 77 votes, or 26 percent, and Bob Moore, who received 28 votes, or 9 percent.
The primary election eliminated only James Washington from the race. Washington, like Moore, filed for the election but then asked that residents not vote for him because other factors outweighed his ability to accept the position if he won.
Washington, like Moore, still received support from voters. He narrowly missed out on advancing to the general election. Washington earned 17 votes.
A full story on Tuesday's primary election will appear in Thursday's edition of The Sentinel.