Field of city, school candidates fills up
The city of Basehor has seen an outpouring of interest in the upcoming city council elections, and enough candidates filed in for one of the Basehor-Linwood school board seats to force a primary election.
The filing deadline was noon Tuesday, Jan. 23, for seats on the city council and school board.
These seven candidates filed for three open positions on the city council: Terry Hill, Jason Gorup, Jim Washington, Iris Dysart, George Smith, Roger McDowell and Darlene Carbaugh. Dysart is the lone incumbent. John Bonee and Bill Hooker did not file for re-election.
A primary election will be held Feb. 27 to eliminate one candidate. The remaining six will move on to the general election, which will be conducted April 3.
Eight people filed for four open spots on the school board.
Newcomers Jeane Redmond and Jim Hevel will contend for the No. 1 position on the board, which is currently vacant.
Incumbent Dayna Miller is running unopposed for position No. 2, and newcomer Leigh Farris is up. Incumbent Dayna Miller is running unopposed for position No. 2, and newcomer Leigh Farris is up against incumbent Doug Bittel for the No. 7 at-large position.
A primary election will be held Feb. 27 for the three candidates vying for position No. 3: Eric Dove, Angie Erickson and incumbent Kerry Mueller.
Patrons residing in the southern area of the district -- all territory south of the Sherman Township boundary line (K-32 Highway and Hemphill Road) and extending to the Kansas River -- can vote in the school district primary election. The top two candidates chosen in the primary election for position No. 3, along with the remaining five candidates will move on to the general election April 3.
Candidate profiles that have not yet been published will appear in upcoming editions of the Sentinel.