2017 LOCAL ELECTIONS – PRIMARY
AUGUST 1, 2017

Gardner

Council Members At-Large (4 Year Term) – Vote for Two or Fewer

Shirley Baker Harley
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2010, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0915, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0112
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Mark Baldwin
Voting History: Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2010, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0216, Mail Ballot 0915, Mail Ballot 231, State Primary 2006, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0112, Special Election 057
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Michael Blanchard
Voting History: State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0216, Special Election 0112
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Terrance J. Flowers
Voting History: State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0112

 

Randy Gregorcyk
Voting History: Local General 2013, Local General 2015, State General 2004, State General 2008, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0915, Mail Ballot 231, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0112
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Jonathan T. Pelkey
Voting History: State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Scott Smith
Voting History: Local Primary 2010, State General 2008, State General 2012, State General 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Lenexa

Council Member – Ward 2 (4 Year Term)
PRESS:
i Bike Lenexa – City Council Primary Election Questionnaire

Stacy Knipp (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2015, State General 2002, State General 2004, State General 2008, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0508, Mail Ballot 233, State Primary 2016

 

Bill Nicks
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2011, Local General 2015, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 0616, Mail Ballot 1007, Mail Ballot 233, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0510
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Dale J. Romme
Voting History: Local General 2011, Local Primary 2007, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0508, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2004, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Council Member – Ward 4 (4 Year Term)
PRESS:
i Bike Lenexa – City Council Primary Election Questionnaire

Samuel Phillip Davis
Voting History: State General 2014, State General 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Michael Elliott
Voting History: State General 2004, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, State Primary 2002, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 054

 

 

Mandy Stuke (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2011, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0508, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Merriam

Council Member – Ward 4 (4 Year Term) 

David Neal
Voting History: Local General 2015, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0110, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2006, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Sam Matier
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0110, State Primary 2010

 

Cheryl Moore (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0110, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2016, Special Election 059

 

Olathe


Council Member – Ward 3 (4 Year Term)
VIDEO:
Olathe City Council Candidate Forum – July 17,2017: Introductions, Question 1, Question 2, Question 3, Question 4, Closing Statements

Alan K. Marston, Jr.
Voting History: State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 0616, Mail Ballot 1113, Mail Ballot 233
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Wes McCoy (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local Primary 2015, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 1113, Mail Ballot 233, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0510

 

Adam Thomas
Voting History: Local General 2015, Local Primary 2015, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1113, State Primary 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Anthony G. Walsh
Voting History: Local General 2011, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 1113, State Primary 2008, Special Election 051
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Council Member At-Large (4 Year Term)
VIDEO:
Olathe City Council Candidate Forum – July 17,2017: Introductions, Question 1, Question 2, Question 3, Question 4, Closing Statements

Karin Brownlee
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2015, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 0616, Mail Ballot 1007, Mail Ballot 1113, Mail Ballot 233, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Troy Calkins
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 0616, Mail Ballot 1007, Mail Ballot 1113, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 033

 

Jason K. Darby
Voting History: Local General 2005, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0613, Mail Ballot 0616, State Primary 2004, State Primary 2016, Special Election 033, Special Election 043, Special Election 0510

 

Deann Mitchell
Voting History: Local General 2003, Local General 2005, Local General 2007, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2015, State General 2000, State General 2002, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0616, Mail Ballot 233, State Primary 2016, Special Election 033
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Overland Park

Council Member – Ward 1 (4 Year Term)  

Logan Heley
Voting History: Local General 2011, Local Primary 2011, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Dave Janson (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2011, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0108, Mail Ballot 1013, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Dean Mercer
Voting History: State General 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Stephen J. Wyatt
Voting History: State General 2016, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Roeland Park

Mayor – (4 Year Term)
PRESS:
Shawnee Mission Post: Roeland Park mayoral candidates on the issues: How would you ensure civil tone, avoid petty squabbles at city meetings?
Shawnee Mission Post: Roeland Park mayoral candidates on the issues: With Walmart staying for now, what should Roeland Park do with property tax rates?
Shawnee Mission Post: Roeland Park mayoral candidates on the issues: How to fund continued improvement of city parks
Shawnee Mission Post: Roeland Park mayoral candidates on the issues: Where should the city locate its public works operations?
Shawnee Mission Post: Roeland Park mayoral candidates on the issues: What are Roeland Park’s strengths, challenges?
Shawnee Mission Post: Your primer for the Roeland Park mayoral primary

VIDEO:
Candidate Forum: Roeland Park Mayor, July 18

Roger A. Cooper
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2013, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1213, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2006, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0514
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Scott Gregory
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2011, Local Primary 2013, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1213, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0514
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Mike Kelly
Voting History: Local General 2004, Local General 2011, Local General 2015, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2004, State Primary 2012
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Linda Mau
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2011, Local Primary 2013, Local Primary 2015, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1213, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 1214
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Council Member – Ward 3 (4 Year Term)  

William Scott Foy
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2011, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2006, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, Special Election 0510, Special Election 1214

 

Linda Mau
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2011, Local Primary 2013, Local Primary 2015, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1213, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 1214
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Claudia McCormack
Voting History: Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, State General 2004, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1213, State Primary 2016, Special Election 1214
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Shawnee

Council Member – Ward 3 (4 Year Term)
PRESS:
Shawnee Dispatch: Meet your Ward 3 candidates

Justin Adrian
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2007, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1007, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2016, Special Election 043
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Dave Myres
Voting History: Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2015, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Jeff Vaught (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2009, Local General 2010, Local General 2011, Local General 2012, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2010, Local Primary 2012, Local Primary 2015, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 232, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0815

 

Council Member – Ward 4 (4 Year Term)
PRESS:
Shawnee Dispatch: Meet the candidates: City Council Election Guide

Lindsey Constance
Voting History: State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0108, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Brandon Kenig (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2009, Local General 2010, Local General 2011, Local General 2012, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2012, Local Primary 2015, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2006, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016

 

Tony Noble
Voting History: State General 2016, State Primary 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement

 

Ajay Sood
Voting History: State General 2016

 

School Districts 

Shawnee Mission School District – #512 

Board Member – Position 4 (4 Year Term)
PRESS:
Shawnee Mission Post: School board candidates on the issues: What will be your top priorities as a board member?
Shawnee Mission Post: School board candidates on the issues: Has the implementation of Apple devices in the classroom been a success?
Shawnee Mission Post: School board candidates on the issues: How can Shawnee Mission attract, support and retain quality teachers?
Shawnee Mission Post: Shawnee Mission school board candidates on the issues: What qualities do you want to see in a new superintendent?
Shawnee Mission Post: Shawnee Mission school board candidates on the issues: Is board conformity a positive or negative for the district?
Shawnee Mission Post: SM West area board of education challengers say Shawnee Mission needs to ‘reestablish culture of respect’ for teachers
Shawnee Mission Post: SM West area school board candidates share positions on library certifications, paraprofessional staffing and more at Shawnee Mission Post forum
Shawnee Mission Post: Heading to the polls Tuesday? Here’s what you need to know about the SMSD board of education candidates

VIDEO:
Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA Forum, July 6: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
KSHB: New SMSD board candidates hoping for change with August primary

Lee E. Biard
Voting History: Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2011, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0508, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2006, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016

 

Craig K. Denny (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2011, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0508, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Laura Guy
Voting History: Local General 2001, Local General 2005, State General 1998, State General 2000, State General 2002, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2002, State Primary 2014
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Education First Shawnee Mission Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Christopher White
Voting History: Local General 2005, Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local Primary 2011, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 1013, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016, Special Election 0510
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Board Member – Position 6 At-Large (4 Year Term) 
PRESS:
Shawnee Mission Post: School board candidates on the issues: What will be your top priorities as a board member?
Shawnee Mission Post: School board candidates on the issues: Has the implementation of Apple devices in the classroom been a success?
Shawnee Mission Post: School board candidates on the issues: How can Shawnee Mission attract, support and retain quality teachers?
Shawnee Mission Post: Shawnee Mission school board candidates on the issues: What qualities do you want to see in a new superintendent?
Shawnee Mission Post: Shawnee Mission school board candidates on the issues: Is board conformity a positive or negative for the district?
Shawnee Mission Post: National Education Association-Shawnee Mission PAC endorses Ousley, White in school board primaries
Shawnee Dispatch: School board candidates sound off
Shawnee Mission Post: Heading to the polls Tuesday? Here’s what you need to know about the SMSD board of education candidates

VIDEO:
Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA Forum, July 5: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Shawnee Mission Post Candidate Forum, July 15, 2017
KSHB: New SMSD board candidates hoping for change with August primary

Mandi Serrone Hunter
Voting History: Local General 1997, Local General 2005, State General 1996, State General 2002, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 1996, State Primary 2004, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Education First Shawnee Mission Primary Endorsement

 

Cindy Neighbor (Incumbent)
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2008, Local General 2010, Local General 2011, Local General 2012, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2011, Local Primary 2012, Local Primary 2015, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2010, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement

 

Heather Ousley
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2011, Local General 2013, Local General 2015, State General 1996, State General 2000, State General 2002, State General 2004, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2002, State Primary 2014, State Primary 2016
Shawnee Mission NEA Primary Endorsement
Mainstream Coalition Primary Endorsement
Education First Shawnee Mission Primary Endorsement
Equality Kansas Endorsement
Network for Public Education Action Endorsement

 

Robert Roberge
Voting History: Local General 2007, Local General 2009, Local General 2011, Local General 2012, Local General 2013, Local General 2014, Local General 2015, Local General 2016, Local Primary 2007, Local Primary 2009, Local Primary 2012, State General 2006, State General 2008, State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016, Mail Ballot 0108, Mail Ballot 512, State Primary 2008, State Primary 2012, State Primary 2014
Equality Kansas Endorsement

 

Fabian Shepard
Voting History: State General 2010, State General 2012, State General 2014, State General 2016
Kansans for Life Primary Election Endorsement