In 2014, incumbent Johnson County Board of County Commissioners Chair Ed Eilert stood for re-election against Patricia Lightner. Also standing for re-election were incumbent Jason L. Osterhaus, facing off against Curt Skoog, and Michael Ashcraft, running unopposed, for the roles of county commissioners for the fourth and fifth districts.Continue Reading
Laura McConwell also ran against Ronald L. Shaffer for the role of county commissioner for the first district. Eilert, Osterhaus, Ashcraft and Shaffer were all elected with 52.91 percent, 60.65 percent, 99.01 percent and 53.65 percent of the vote, respectively. County races are considered non-partisan, so candidates were not affiliated with any political party.
In the township clerk races, Republican Larry Hisle ran unopposed and won in Aubry, along with Republican incumbents Mary Freund, Larry Kroemer, J P Lefmann and Susan Huber in Gardner, Lexington, McCamish and Oxford. No candidates ran in the Olathe and Spring Hill townships. Additionally, the Johnson County cities of Leawood, Olathe and Shawnee all ran ballot questions in the 2014 election seeking to levy or renew the levy of a 0.125 percent sales tax to fund various public works. The City of Shawnee also ran a separate question to levy an additional 0.375 percent sales tax. The ballot measures passed with 60.63 percent, 67.60 percent, 69.08 percent and 63.74 percent, respectively.Learn more about Elections