Olathe election results

In the spring general election Tuesday, April 2, winners of contested races in Olathe were:

Incumbent Ron Ryckman defeated Troy Calkens, 71 to 29 percent, for the at-large position on the Olathe City Council. Winning Ward 3 was Wesley McCoy with 54 percent of the vote to incumbent James Terrones’ 46 percent.

The only contested race for the Olathe School Board saw Brent McCune defeat Carl Walston, 73 to 27 percent.

In the race for Johnson County Community College Trustee, Stephanie Sharp garnered 20 percent of the vote, Lee Cross grabbed 19 percent, incumbents Jerry Cook nabbed 18 percent and Melody Rayl had 16 percent. The top four vote getters were elected to four-year terms.

For more results, go to: http://www.jocoelection.org/archives/results/unofficialfinalresults4213-1.htm

Unofficial Johnson County spring election results

With 100 percent of the precincts reporter, these are the results of Johnson County spring elections from the Johnson County Election Office:


Links to get Johnson County spring election results

Provided are two links to get the fastest results of Johnson County’s spring elections. Both are from the Johnson County Election Office in Olathe. They are:

http://www.jocopolo.com/ and http://www.jocoelection.org/.

To watch a video stream of what takes place at the election office, click on this link: http://www.jocoelection.org/Broadcasts/broadcastsSpringGeneral.html.

First results tonight are expected to be posted by approximately 7:30 p.m. and will show the advance ballots cast in this election. Advance ballots include all advance mail ballots received by 7 p.m. on election day, all advance in person ballots cast at the advance voting locations, as well as all Federal Service ballots that have been returned.

Election officials expect unofficial final results to be posted by 8:30 p.m. tonight.  Update times will be dependent upon lines at the closing of elections.

If for any reason there is a delay that would keep us from having final results posted by 10 p.m., we will post an interim update.  Interim updates are directional at best, where final results are most important, and interim updates require us to completely stop the uploading process, adding time toward completion of final results.


Logic, common sense create a good bill and law

With the Kansas government firmly in the hands of ultra-conservatives, it is not difficult to criticize many of the decisions they make and legislation that is signed into law. Legislation most always is based on the leadership’s narrow-minded agendas and ultra-conservative views.

But if you write enough legislation, you’re bound to get one right. It’s kind of like shooting a shotgun: You’re bound to hit something.

With House Bill 2252, Kansas legislators got this one right and Monday, April 1, Gov. Sam Brownback sign the bill into law. With his signature, the statute of limitations for rape and aggravated sodomy were eliminated. It also allows a person to report a sexual crime up to 10 years after that person turns 18. Continue reading

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