Wyandotte County voters will decide Unified Government’s District 1 at-large seat on Nov. 7. The winner will face decisions about how taxpayer dollars are spent and how the county’s chief governing body will address issues like safety, housing and property taxes.
Calling themselves the A+ Team, newcomer Clay Norkey and incumbents Jan Kessinger, Patrick Hurley and Jodie Dietz emphasize the district’s achievements, such as high rankings as an employer and school district and test scores above the state average.
Kansans will cast votes in dozens of municipal races across the state on Nov. 7, including in Wyandotte County, where half of the Unified Government’s Board of Commissioners will be up for election.
In District 6, which covers the less densely populated areas in south…
This year, it’s possible control of the board could shift with four seats out of seven up for grabs.
Five positions on the Unified Government’s Board of Commissioners are up in the Nov. 7, 2023, election, including the District 4 commissioner representing central Kansas City, Kansas.
Wyandotte County voters will cast votes on Nov. 7 in an election that will decide half of the Unified Government’s Board of Commissioners. This board is the chief governing body for Kansas City, Kansas, and the rest of Wyandotte County, making decisions related to development,…
For 20 years, people in Kansas City have paid an extra 3/8-cents sales tax on every purchase they made, to subsidize bus service.
On Nov. 7, voters get to decide whether to continue that tax, which hits poorest families the hardest, or whether to effectively…
On Nov. 7, voters across Wyandotte County will decide who will represent them on a city and county level in a Kansas election that will determine half of the county’s Unified Government.
Responding to a questionnaire from The Beacon, the candidates weighed in on improving outcomes for students, school funding and their concerns about how the board currently operates.
The school board consists of one member from each of five subdistricts plus two at-large members. Four positions are up for a vote this year, three from subdistricts and one at large.
Former state Rep. Aaron Coleman is the only newcomer facing four current board members in the Nov. 7 election.
The Beacon hosted a candidate forum on Sept. 26, where five out of six candidates made their case to voters.
The forum can be watched in its entirety here, and portions have been transcribed below. The candidates’ answers were edited for length and clarity.
The record-breaking heat wave that broiled the Kansas City area in August posed a pricey and foreboding reminder of the vital need for air conditioning — and the expensive energy bills that follow.
In Kansas City, Kansas, electric and water service come from the local government.
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On Aug. 1, voters in Wyandotte County will narrow a crowded field of 15 candidates competing to represent four districts on the Unified Government’s Board of Commissioners, including five candidates in District 3 alone. After the primary election, the top two candidates in each race…
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