With only early ballots counted, Larry Fotovich, Chris Morrow and Dennis Pugh hold narrow leads for seats on the Gardner City Council. In Edgerton, Jody Brown, Frances Cross and Clay Longanecker have narrow leads over Ken Gillespie. In Spring Hill, Steven Ellis has a sharp lead. Clint Gillis, Floyd Koder narrowly lead Darrell Beck.

In contested school board races, Mary Herbert leads Clint Newell for a seat on the Gardner-Edgerton Board of Education.  Brent Hoffman leads John Carr in the contested race for a seat on the Spring Hill Board of Education. The board results only include Johnson County voters.

See early returns online here. Check back in with www.gardnernews.com for up-to-the-minute coverage as election returns come in.