The April 7 election will feature several races in Douglas County cities and school districts, including Baldwin City, Eudora and Lecompton.
In Eudora, current Mayor Tom Pyle is seeking another term. He will face Scott Hopson and Jean Farmer. The race for two Eudora City Council seats includes incumbent Bill Whitten and Michael Warner, Tonya Sumers, Tim Reazin and Brian Nyp.
In the Eudora school board race for three at-large seats, incumbent board member Brenda Clark is seeking another term. Other candidates are Michael Kelso, Mike Howard, Daniel S. Dickerson, Michael Warner, Eric Votaw and Keith Nowland.
The Baldwin City school district’s race has three incumbent board members running for their own district seats: Ande Parks, Bill Busby and Ruth Barkley.
The Baldwin City mayor’s race features incumbent Mayor Gary Walbridge against Ken Wagner and George McCrary. Candidates for two Baldwin City City Council seats are Rick Gere, Tom Farmer, Chris Nichols, Bonnie Plumberg and Russ Gill. One candidate, Dan Broers, withdrew from the race before the deadline.
In Lecompton, Mayor Roy Paslay is running unopposed. Mark Tunstall and Tim McNish are running for the two city council seats.
Voters who live in Douglas County but in school districts that are based in neighboring counties, such as the Perry-Lecompton district, might have to cast votes in a primary election. But Douglas County would not operate those polls, said Keith Campbell, elections deputy for the Douglas County Clerk’s office. Instead the clerk’s office would work with election officials in the district’s home county to give Douglas County voters mail-in ballots or a polling site in another county, he said.