November 30, 2015

Local election notes

New faces on county commission There will be at least one new face on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners come January. One familiar face will be absent, and a third seat is still up for grabs as election officials tally provisional ballots following Tuesday’s election. Gardner, Edgerton and Spring Hill voters did not Continue Reading

County Commision Chair campaign finance reports available

Johnson County Commission Chair candidates reported more than $100,000 of cash on hand on the July 26 filing deadline. Current Chair Annabeth Surbaugh has almost twice the amount of campaign funding as her nearest fundraising competitor – Commissioner Ed Eilert. At the time of filing, Surbaugh had than $67,000 on hand. Eilert reported more than Continue Reading

Toplikar to run for county commission chair

John Toplikar threw his hat in the ring today. Toplikar, who represented Gardner and Edgerton on the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, has joined the race for County Commission Chair. He faces current Chair Annabeth Surbaugh and Commissioner Ed Eilert. The three-person race will force an Aug. 3 primary. Toplikar narrowly lost re-election to Continue Reading