Daily Archives: August 5, 2014

Tim Dupree

After the lead changed hands throughout the evening, Wyandotte County voters chose a new judge, Timothy Dupree.

The close vote in the three-way judge race was Dupree, 3,207 votes, with 39.5 percent; Courtney Mikesic, 2,843, with 35 percent; and James Yoakum, 2,070, with 25.5 percent. There is no Republican candidate in the general election.

The final vote totals are unofficial, and the election will be certified at a later date. Wyandotte County Democrats had a turnout of about 20 percent, while Wyandotte County Republicans had a 27.5 percent turnout.

In other contested races, Kelly Kultala of the Piper area easily won the Democratic nomination for U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District, over Reginald Marselus, 13,948 to 6,369. The district included Wyandotte, Johnson and Miami counties. She will face incumbent U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder, R-3rd Dist., in the general election.

After several earlier tries, Edwardsville city has passed a sales tax, 346-175.

In a close statewide race, with about two-thirds of the votes in, incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts had a 48 percent to 41 percent margin over challenger Milton Wolf in the Republican primary. The winner of the contest will face the winner of the Democratic primary. With partial results, Chad Taylor had 53 percent of the Democratic vote compared to Patrick Wiesner’s 47 percent.

Gov. Sam Brownback won the primary contest with a 64 percent of the vote to Jennifer Winn’s 37 percent, with two-thirds of the vote counted.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach defeated Scott Morgan in the Republican primary, 65 percent of the vote to 35 percent, with two-thirds of the votes counted.

The five-way commissioner of insurance Republican primary contest saw Ken Selzer in the lead with 28 percent, Beverly Gossage second at 24 percent and Clark Shultz third at 23 percent with two-thirds of the votes in.

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Primary election 2014, Wyandotte County unofficial results
113 of 113 precincts reporting
U.S. Senate, Democratic
Chad Taylor 3,259
Patrick Wiesner 3,680

U.S. Senate, Republican
Pat Roberts (Incumbent) 1,395
D.J. Smith 215
Milton Wolf 1,742
Alvin E. Zahnter 161

U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District, Democratic
Kelly Kultala 5,717
Reginald (Reggie) Marselus 1,759

Governor, Republican
Sam Brownback (Incumbent) 2,576
Jennifer Winn 929

Secretary of State, Republican
Kris Kobach (Incumbent) 2,841
Scott Morgan 633

Commissioner of Insurance, Republican
Beverly Gossage 1,019
David J. Powell 285
Ken Selzer 820
Clark Shultz 324
John M. Toplikar 659

Wyandotte County District Court Judge, Position 11, Democratic
Timothy L. Dupree 3,207
Courtney Mikesic 2,843
James T. Yoakum 2,070

Edwardsville sales tax question
Yes 346
No 175

- Unofficial results from Wyandotte County Election Office

Primary election 2014, statewide unofficial results

U.S. Senate, Democratic
Chad Taylor 34,390
Patrick Wiesner 30,557

U.S. Senate, Republican
Pat Roberts (Incumbent) 125,306
D.J. Smith 15,057
Milton Wolf 106,128
Alvin E. Zahnter 13,935

U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District, Democratic
Kelly Kultala 13,948
Reginald (Reggie) Marselus 6,369

Governor, Republican
Sam Brownback (Incumbent) 164,319
Jennifer Winn 95,373

Secretary of State, Republican
Kris Kobach (Incumbent) 164,396
Scott Morgan 89,320

Commissioner of Insurance, Republican
Beverly Gossage 54,578
David J. Powell 39,638
Ken Selzer 64,073
Clark Shultz 53,900
John M. Toplikar 24,455

Wyandotte County District Court Judge, Position 11, Democratic
Timothy L. Dupree 3,207
Courtney Mikesic 2,843
James T. Yoakum 2,070

-Unofficial results from Secretary of State’s website

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Shaun Moton

Shaun E. Moton, 36, was charged with second-degree murder, leaving the scene of an accident involving an injury, both felonies, and driving under the influence of alcohol, a misdemeanor.

The charges were filed in connection with an Aug. 3 collision on northbound I-635 at Kansas Avenue in Kansas City, Kan., according to Wyandotte County District Attorney Jerome Gorman.

The vehicle Moton was driving, a 2012 Ford Focus, struck a Kawasaki motorcycle, driven by Melody C. Hinshaw, 61, who was killed.

Moton is in custody in the Wyandotte County Jail. Bond was set at $500,000. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty, the district attorney’s office stated.

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