April 7, 2015
In unofficial but final votes from the Leavenworth County Clerk and Election Office, voters have passed Basehor-Linwood USD 458's $16 million bond issue.
Seventy-one percent of voters supported the bond issue by casting "yes" votes, 1,043 to just 426 "no" votes. Supporters of the bond issue noted its passage would not increase property taxes.
For the USD 458 Board of Education, only one of four races was contested. Jeanette Klamm won the Position 3 seat with nearly 51 percent of the vote, 674 votes to challenger Gary Johnson's 642 votes.
Lone candidates automatically elected to the board included incumbent Dayna Miller, Position 2; Tracey Hannah, Position 1; and incumbent Lori Van Fleet for the at-large Position 7 seat.
In Linwood, Brian Christenson won the mayoral race by a landslide, with 52 votes to Steven Campbell's 5 votes.
For the two at-large seats on the Linwood City Council, incumbent Brian Carter and Eric Koontz beat out James Blancarte. Carter had 39 votes and Koontz 37 to Blancarte's 19 votes.
In Basehor, no one filed to challange Basehor City Council incumbents Richard Drennon, Vernon Fields and Travis Miles, so they, too, were re-elected.
The county did not report if there were any write-in votes for the uncontested races. It also did not report an overall percentage for voter turnout in the county.
Originally published at: http://www.basehorinfo.com/news/2015/apr/07/basehor-area-voters-approve-school-bond-issue-klam/