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:
|ROBERT K DRUMMOND||11504||12.87%|
|PETER A JOURAS JR||8902||9.96%|
|BENJAMIN B HODGE||8050||9.00%|
|MIGUEL M MORALES||6645||7.43%|
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.