Close contests in early election returns

An early group of election returns has incumbent Mayor Mark Holland ahead of challenger David Alvey, 54 percent to 45 percent.

Other close contests also were noted in the early returns.

For the most part, incumbents were leading in many contests.

These returns will be updated later.

General election
Unofficial preliminary results
(More results expected later)

With 5,603 votes cast
Registered voters 77,671

Mayor – CEO
David Alvey 2,519
Mark R. Holland, incumbent 2,991
Write-in 31

2nd District at large, Unified Government Commissioner
Tom Burroughs 2,951
John “J.D.” Rios 2,150
Write-in 18

1st District, Unified Government Commissioner
Victor A. Harris 206
Gayle E. Townsend, incumbent 414

5th District, Unified Government Commissioner
Mike Kane, incumbent 1,016
Sarah Kremer 523
Write-in 5

7th District, Unified Government Commissioner
George Cooper 248
Jim Walters, incumbent 400
Write-in 1

8th District, Unified Government Commissioner
Kendon McClaine 234
Jane W. Philbrook, incumbent 514
Write-in 1

Sheriff
Donald Ash, incumbent 3,620
Celisha Towers 1,783
Write-in 10

BPU, at large Position 1
Mary Gonzales, incumbent 3,136
Bryan Messmer 1,649
Write-in 20

BPU, at large Position 2
Ryan Eidson 2,673
John C. Martindale 1,612
Write-in 23

BPU, 2nd District
Thomas W. Groneman 1,725
Write-in 21

Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees
3 advance
Evelyn Criswell 2,072
Thomas G. Earp 1,273
Colton J. Gibson 895
Janice L. McIntyre 2,175
Leslie Smith 1,198
Linda Hoskins Sutton 1,902
Christal Watson 1,778
Write-in 40

Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees
Unexpired term, 2 advance
Rosalyn K. Brown 3,548
Tyrone Garner 2,696
Write-in 40

Turner Unified School District No. 202
3 advance
Joy D. Beery 296
Jeff Davidson 213
Steve Russell 237
Daniel Soptic 206
Write-in 3

Piper Unified School District No. 203
3 advance
John Bakarich III 422
Benjamin J. Bradley 315
Desiree Fergus 377
Theresa Fisette 382
Jesse Smith 237
Write-in 7

Bonner Springs Unified School District No. 204
3 advance
Kimberly Beets 294
John H. Claxton 234
Jeff Tinberg 254
David J. Toland 242
Write-in 6

Kansas City, Kansas, Unified School District No. 500
3 advance
Irene Caudillo 1,222
Maxine Drew 1,359
Wanda Brownlee Paige 1,441
Joseph A. Straws III 982
Stacy Yeager 1,546
Maria Cecilia Ysaac 842
Write-in 25

Kansas City, Kansas, Unified School District No. 500
2 advance
Rick Behrens 1,300
Harold Brown 1,359
Janey Humphries 1,441
Korri Hall Thompson 1,140
Write-in 20

At an election night watch party

Mayor Mark Holland’s election watch party got underway around 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tapatio Mexican Grill, 151 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. Holland is at the far right. (Photo by William Crum)
Mayor Mark Holland’s election watch party got underway around 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tapatio Mexican Grill, 151 S. 18th St., Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by William Crum)

Voters to go to polls Nov. 7 for general election

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Wyandotte County for the general election for city, county, school board and Board of Public Utilities positions.

Unified Government mayor-CEO, Wyandotte County sheriff, Unified Government Commission districts 1, 5, 7 and 8, and Board of Public Utilities, 1st District at large, and 2nd District at large, are on the ballot on Tuesday. Also on the ballot are positions for the Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education and Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees. These are all nonpartisan positions.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voters should bring a driver’s license or other form of approved identification.

For information on polling places, voting requirements and other election information, visit the Election Commissioner’s website at http://www.wycovotes.org/, or call the election office at 913-573-8500 or email election@wycokck.org.

Following are links to stories about the election:

Unified Government, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-run-for-unified-government-office-in-general-election-tuesday/

Mayor-CEO, http://wyandottedaily.com/holland-alvey-spar-about-utility-rates-taxes-and-spending/

Wyandotte County Sheriff, http://wyandottedaily.com/incumbent-sheriff-faces-challenger-in-general-election-nov-7/

Unified Government Commission, 2nd District at large, http://wyandottedaily.com/burroughs-rios-contend-for-ug-commission-2nd-district-at-large/

Unified Government Commission, 1st District, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-run-for-unified-government-office-in-general-election-tuesday/

Unified Government Commission, 5th District, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-run-for-unified-government-office-in-general-election-tuesday/

Unified Government Commission, 7th District, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-run-for-unified-government-office-in-general-election-tuesday/

Unified Government Commission, 8th District, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-run-for-unified-government-office-in-general-election-tuesday/

Board of Public Utilities, at large Position 1 and at large Position 2, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-run-for-bpu-offices-in-general-election-tuesday/

Kansas City, Kansas, Board of Education, http://wyandottedaily.com/kansas-city-kansas-school-board-candidates-run-for-office/

KCKCC Board of Trustees, http://wyandottedaily.com/candidates-seek-positions-on-kckcc-board-in-tuesdays-election/

Candidates also are running in municipal and school elections in Bonner Springs, Edwardsville, Turner and Piper. For a complete list of candidates on the ballot, visit https://static1.squarespace.com/static/56606b47e4b0b9403ad6ff96/t/59b14288f14aa1a00089537c/1504789128300/Candidate+on+the+General+Election+Ballot+110717.pdf

For past stories about the election, go to the Wyandotte Daily’s Election 17 pages, http://wyandottedaily.com/category/election-2017/.