Local election results

If you live in Johnson County, the unofficial local election results are in. Turnout barely topped 9% countywide, which is not unusual for off-year local elections, and a reminder that every vote truly does matter.

A few items of note:

In the 10-way race for JCCC board, the top four vote-getters are elected:

STEPHANIE SHARP 14592 16.32%
MELODY RAYL 12213 13.66%
ROBERT K DRUMMOND 11504 12.87%
JERRY COOK 10709 11.98%
PETER A JOURAS JR 8902 9.96%
BENJAMIN B HODGE 8050 9.00%
JOHN KANAGA 6924 7.74%
MIGUEL M MORALES 6645 7.43%
DAVID WEEKS 6042 6.76%
JOHN PAPAZAFIROPOULO 3732 4.17%

Incumbent Ben Hodge came up short, while current board member Melody Rayl earned another term. The other three winners will all be new board members.

The city of Merriam elected a new mayor, while otherwise many incumbent municipal officials had a good night.

In the Olathe School Board elections, Amy Martin defeated Jim Churchman, a victory for the local NEA and other public education establishment groups.

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