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Unofficial Election Results For Bourbon County

Vote Here sign at the Bourbon County Courthouse.

The following are the unofficial results for the general election Nov. 5 for the Fort Scott City Commission, USD 234, and Fort Scott Community College Trustees,  USD 235, area town councils and the Southwind District.

Out of 11,526 registered voters in Bourbon County, 2, 345 voted in this election.

According to Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason, the results will not be official until after canvassing by the commissioners on November 14th

To see the complete Bourbon County Clerk’s election results click below:

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City Commission

Pete Allen-714

Kevin Allen- 688

Lindsey Watts-661

 

USD 234

Lynnette Jackson for the at-large position- 1,030

Danny Brown for the #2 position- 1,193

Kellye Barrows for the # 3 position-1,294

 

Fort Scott Community College

David Elliott-1,632

Robert Nelson-1,275

Kirk Hart-1,144

 

The above information from Larry Gazaway on

http://KOMB-FM All-Hit 103.9 & KMDO-AM 1600 Fort Scott Broadcasting

 

Info from the Bourbon County Clerk’s office:

USD 235

Troy Goodridge, position one-217

Jason Sutterby, position two-227

Joshua Hartman, position three-137

Sally Johnson, at large position-195

Fulton mayor, no candidate filed, there were 14 write-ins

Bronson:

James Olson-26

Danielle Minor-26

Michael Stewart-30

Redfield:

Jimmie Jackson-16

L.D. Morrison-15

Angela Hixon-12

Uniontown:

Danae Esslinger-27

Dave Wehry-27

Candidate Forum for 2019 Election Oct. 29

Join us for the
General Election Candidate Forum
This Tuesday, October 29th
Have last-minute questions
for the candidates?
Click here to email questions.
Or, drop off in person to the
Chamber, 231 E. Wall St.
Candidates invited to this forum include:
* Fort Scott City Commission
There are 6 candidates for 3 positions,
constituents may vote for 3 or less.
Candidates include:
Harold (Pete) Allen
Kevin (Skitch) Allen
Cindy Bartelsmeyer
Josh Jones
Deb McCoy
Lindsey Watts
* USD-234 Board of Education
Candidates include:
Position 1: James Wood
Position 2 (Vote for 1):
Danny Brown
Michelle Hudiburg
Position 3:
Kellye Barrows
At Large (Vote for 1):
Lynette Jackson
Bill Michaud
* Fort Scott Community College
Board of Trustees
There are 5 candidates for 3 positions,
constituents may vote for 3 or less.
Candidates include:
David Elliott
Kirk Hart
Michael Hoyt
Curtis Lear
Robert Nelson
This Candidate Forum is co-hosted by:
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
&
Young Professionals League
of Bourbon County

Submit Questions by Oct. 28 to Chamber of Commerce For Candidate Forum

Join us for the
General Election Candidate Forum
This Tuesday, October 29th
We want your questions!
Submit your questions for the candidates to the Chamber by 8am, Monday, October 28th.
Click here to email questions.
Or, drop off in person to the
Chamber, 231 E. Wall St.
Candidates invited to this forum include:
* Fort Scott City Commission
There are 6 candidates for 3 positions,
constituents may vote for 3 or less.
Candidates include:
Harold (Pete) Allen
Kevin (Skitch) Allen
Cindy Bartelsmeyer
Josh Jones
Deb McCoy
Lindsey Watts
* USD-234 Board of Education
Candidates include:
Position 1: James Wood
Position 2 (Vote for 1):
Danny Brown
Michelle Hudiburg
Position 3:
Kellye Barrows
At Large (Vote for 1):
Lynette Jackson
Bill Michaud
* Fort Scott Community College
Board of Trustees
There are 5 candidates for 3 positions,
constituents may vote for 3 or less.
Candidates include:
David Elliott
Kirk Hart
Michael Hoyt
Curtis Lear
Robert Nelson
This Candidate Forum is co-hosted by:
Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce
&
Young Professionals League
of Bourbon County

Advance Voting Begins Today, Oct. 23: Polling Places Listed For Nov. 5 Election

Advance voting begins today at the Bourbon County Courthouse.

A general election will take place on November 5, 2019, to vote for representation on school boards, city councils, and the Kansas State Southwind Extension District.

Also on the ballot is a constitutional amendment question.

“The amendment question seeks to do away with a census count specifically for college students and military personnel to be counted where they come from and not where they are at the time of their vote,” according to a report on KSN TV, Wichita, Oct. 14, 2019. For the whole report click below:

https://www.ksn.com/video/constitutional-amendment-for-census-change-on-november-ballot/

Advance voting will begin today, Oct. 23and continues through Nov. 4 at noon.,  at the courthouse only, 210 S. National. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

All of the following polling places will be open from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Nov. 5. The polling places in Bourbon County are as follows:

Residents living in the City of Fort Scott vote at the following locations:

1st Ward Community Christian Church

 

2nd Ward Grace Baptist Church

 

3rd Ward Grace Baptist Church

 

4th Ward Community Christian Church

 

5th Ward Community Christian Church

 

6th Ward Community Christian Church

 

7th Ward Grace Baptist Church

Residents living out in the County vote at the following locations:

DRYWOOD Grace Baptist Church

FRANKLIN Mapleton Community Building

FREEDOM Fulton Community Building

EAST MARION Uniontown City Hall

WEST MARION Bronson Community Building

MARMATON Redfield City Hall

MILLCREEK Redfield City Hall

OSAGE Fulton Community Building

PAWNEE Redfield City Hall

NORTH SCOTT Community Christian Church

SOUTH SCOTT Grace Baptist Church

TIMBERHILL Mapleton Community Building

WALNUT Uniontown City Hall

Basic Leadership in the Election Process

 

Carla Nemecek is Kansas State University Southwind District Director and agent.

As we approach election day, it is important to evaluate each candidate and make your own decision as to who will be an effective leader while representing the wants and needs of local constituents.

 

At the same time, just because you may not be running for a political office, doesn’t mean that your personal leadership skills could not be valuable to local organizations or service groups, and maybe this time of year sparks an interest is serving in your community.

 

The goal of the effective leader is to have leadership flexibility — and a good leader knows how to involve people by structuring their ideas toward task accomplishment. An effective leader must also be adept at assessing the situation and choosing the most appropriate leadership role.

 

A leader who learns how to involve other people, listens to their ideas, and learns how structuring ideas will lead to a common goal has learned the advantages and the skills of being a flexible activator.

Rigid, passive, or unstructured leadership results in organiza­tional problems. The leader who knows when to involve, when to abdicate, and when to control is able to “read” a leadership situation and is able to meet its particular needs.

These are skills that so many of our elected officials often overlook as they are going through the campaign season.

 

With a focus on flexibility, those with excellent leadership skills can structure behavior to serve effectively in any organization — knowing when to control to get something quickly done, when to relieve tension, how to bargain, and how to avoid making a decision when it would be more profitable for the group to make it.

 

Strong leaders know how to change their leadership roles to fit the situation and personalities they are working with — and above all, knows how to involve the whole group in decision-making to create a productive, cooperating team.

 

Flexibility and the ability to be creative are skills that are often overlooked in a good leader.

 

Not everyone needs to be in charge of the group or be the person to call the meeting to order. In contrast, those with unique abilities to bring people together and work toward a common goal can be most effective in the right group. This group of talented individuals are best known for their informal leadership and can often be incredibly valuable to the organization.

 

Leadership is loosely defined as the process of people working together to achieve mutual purposes. You have the ability to be a leader, and it is simple – set a good example for your children and your community – vote on November 5th.



Submitted by
Carla Nemecek
Southwind Extension District
Director & Agent
cnemecek@ksu.edu
620-365-2242
1 North Washington, Iola, KS 66749

Bourbon County Nov. 2019 Election Candidates: Advance Voting Starts Oct. 23

The vote here sign sits in front of the north wing of the Bourbon County Courthouse, 210 S. National.

Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason said advance voting will begin  at the courthouse, 210 S. National. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. beginning October 23rd.  Advance voting ends on November 4th at noon.

CANDIDATES FOR THE 2019 BOURBON COUNTY GENERAL ELECTION

CITY OF BRONSON-CITY COUNCIL

JAMES E. OLSON-1218 CLAY ST, BRONSON, KS 66716

DANIELLE MINOR-506 BAY ST, BRONSON, KS 66716

MICHAEL STEWART-1111 CHARLES ST, BRONSON, KS 66716

CITY OF FORT SCOTT-CITY COMMISSION

HAROLD (PETE) ALLEN-1248 CRAWFORD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

KEVIN “SKITCH” ALLEN-324 E. 20TH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

CYNTHIA BARTELSMEYER-22 ½ N. MAIN ST PO BOX 266, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

JOSH JONES-617 FAIRWAY, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

DEB MCCOY-510 S. EDDY, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

LINDSEY WATTS-1310 HORTON, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

CITY OF FULTON

NO CANDIDATES FILED

CITY OF MAPLETON

NO CANDIDATES FILED

CITY OF REDFIELD-CITY COUNCIL

WILMA K. GRAHAM-102 W. 4TH ST, REDFIELD, KS 66769

JIMMIE JACKSON-502 W 1ST ST, REDFIELD, KS 66769

L.D. MORRISON-404 3RD, REDFIELD, KS 66769

ANGELA HIXON-311 N PINE ST, REDFIELD, KS 66769

CITY OF UNIONTOWN-CITY COUNCIL

DANEA D. ESSLINGER-205 7TH ST, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

DAVE WEHRY-206 FULTON, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

USD 234

JAMES WOOD-523 S HOLBROOK, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 1

DANNY BROWN-424 N FRANKLIN, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 2

MICHELLE HUDIBURG-904 S CRAWFORD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701 POSITION 2

KELLYE BARROWS-1607 S CRAWFORD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 3

JOSH JONES-617 FAIRWAY, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701 POSITION 3

SHAWN GOANS-2102 JAYHAWK RD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701 620-223-3840 POSITION AT LARGE

LYNETTE JACKSON-25 GOLFVIEW DR, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION AT LARGE

BILL MICHAUD-7 N MAIN ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION AT LARGE

USD 235

TROY GOODRIDGE-1335 125TH, REDFIELD, KS 66769  POSITION 1

JASON SUTTERBY-148 HWY 39, SAVONBURG, KS 66772  POSITION 2

JOSHUA HARTMAN-403 CLAY ST, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779  POSITION 3

KOLBY STOCK-1486 JAYHAWK RD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701  POSITION 3

SALLY JOHNSON-402 HILL ST, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

FSCC BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DAVID ELLIOTT-1779 LOCUST RD, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

KIRK HART-715 S LITTLE ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

MICHAEL HOYT-1315 BEECH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

CURTIS LEAR-643 MAPLE RD, UNIONTOWN, KS 66779

ROBERT NELSON-216 N LINCOLN ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

SOUTHWIND EXTENSION DISTRICT

DIANE BRILLHART-412 130TH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

PETE WILEY-1476 225TH ST, FORT SCOTT, KS 66701

The school districts of Girard, USD 248 and Arma, USD 346, overlap slightly into Bourbon County, because of this, the following candidates are on the Bourbon County ballot, according to Kendell Mason, Bourbon County Clerk.

USD 248

DALE SHIREMAN-206 E. HOWARD, GIRARD, KS 66743 POSITION 1

ROGER L. BRENEMAN-803 N. LEONARD, GIRARD, KS 66743 POSITION 2

DAVE GOBLE-478 W 680TH AVE, GIRARD, KS 66743 POSITION 3

LORI JOHNSON-124 E. 630TH ST, GIRARD, KS 66743 AT LARGE

USD 346

MAX KRULL-307 W KANSAS AVE, BLUE MOUND, KS 66010 POSITION 3

BRENT PADDOCK-6360 INGRAHM RD, MOUND CITY, KS 66056 AT LARGE

County Democrats Elect New Chairperson: Next Meeting Oct. 20

The Bourbon County Democrats met on Sunday, September 15, and elected Kate Emmett-Sweetser as their new county chairwoman.

The previous chairwoman, Kathy Dancer, had resigned in August when she accepted a job overseas.

Other officers are Vice-Chair Clint Walker, Treasurer Shirley Palmer, and Recording Secretary Jacki Prettyman. 

The Bourbon County Democrats will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, October 20, at 2:30 pm.

The location will be at the Brewhaus on the corner of Wall and National Avenue. All Democrats, Liberals, and Progressives are welcome to attend. 

 
The Democrats are collecting coats and other winter garments to donate to charity. Those wishing to participate should bring their item(s) to the meeting on Sunday. 

2019 Ballot Question: Eliminate Census Count Adjustment?

Vote Here sign at the Bourbon County Courthouse.

In three weeks voters will be electing government representation.

In addition, there will be a question to consider on the ballot.

In the November 5, 2019, General Election you will be asked to approve removing a census count adjustment.

“The amendment question seeks to do away with a census count specifically for college students and military personnel to be counted where they come from and not where they are at the time of their vote,” according to a report on KSN TV, Wichita, Oct. 14, 2019. For the whole report click below:

https://www.ksn.com/video/constitutional-amendment-for-census-change-on-november-ballot/

Following is how the amendment will appear on the ballot, followed by the Kansas Secretary of State Scott Schwab’s explanation of the question.

This is how it will read:

Constitutional Amendment

Vote Yes or No

Explanatory statement. The

purpose of this amendment is to

eliminate the adjustment of

the census taken by the United

States census bureau regarding

nonresident military personnel

and nonresident students when

reapportioning the Kansas senate

and house of representatives.

A vote for this proposition would

eliminate the adjustment of

the census taken by the United

States census bureau regarding

nonresident military personnel

and nonresident students when

reapportioning the Kansas senate

and house of representatives.

 

 

A vote against this proposition

would continue in effect the

requirement for the adjustment of

the census taken by the United

States census bureau regarding

nonresident military personnel

and nonresident students when

reapportioning the Kansas senate

and house of representatives.

 

 

Shall the following be adopted?

  • 1. Reapportionment of

senatorial and representative

districts. (a) At its regular session

in 1989, the legislature shall by

law reapportion the state

representative districts, the state

senatorial districts or both the

state representative and

senatorial districts upon the basis

of the latest census of the

inhabitants of the state taken by

the authority of chapter 61 of the

1987 Session Laws of Kansas. At

its regular session in 1992, and at

its regular session every tenth

year thereafter, the legislature

shall by law reapportion the state

senatorial districts and

representative districts on the

basis of the population of the

state as established by the most

recent census of population taken

and published by the United

States census bureau of the

census. Senatorial and

representative districts shall be

reapportioned upon the basis of

the population of the state

adjusted: (1) To exclude

nonresident military personnel

stationed within the state and

nonresident students attending

colleges and universities within

the state; and (2) to include

military personnel stationed within

the state who are residents of the

state and students attending

colleges and universities within

the state who are residents of the

state in the district of their

permanent residence. Bills

reapportioning legislative districts

shall be published in the Kansas

register immediately upon final

passage and shall be effective for

the next following election of

legislators and thereafter until

again reapportioned.

(b) Within 15 days after the

publication of an act

reapportioning the legislative

districts within the time specified

in (a), the attorney general shall

petition the supreme court of the

state to determine the validity

thereof. The supreme court,

within 30 days from the filing of

the petition, shall enter its

judgment. Should the supreme

court determine that the

reapportionment statute is invalid,

the legislature shall enact a

statute of reapportionment

conforming to the judgment of the

supreme court within 15 days.

(c) Upon enactment of a

reapportionment to conform with

a judgment under (b), the

attorney general shall apply to the

supreme court of the state to

determine the validity thereof.

The supreme court, within 10

days from the filing of such

application, shall enter its

judgment. Should the supreme

court determine that the

reapportionment statute is invalid,

the legislature shall again enact a

statute reapportioning the

legislative districts in compliance

with the direction of and

conforming to the mandate of the

supreme court within 15 days

after entry thereof.

(d) Whenever a petition or

application is filed under this

section, the supreme court, in

accordance with its rules, shall

permit interested persons to

present their views.

(e) A judgment of the supreme

court of the state determining a

reapportionment to be valid shall

be final until the legislative

districts are again reapportioned

in accordance herewith.

 

KEY POINTS

The following is provided by Bourbon County Clerk Kendell Mason, who sent info from the Kansas Secretary of State to explain the amendment.

  1. Kansas is the only state in the nation that adjusts its census numbers.

 

  1. Adjustment is estimated to cost $835,000 in 2020.

 

  1. In the 2010 adjustment, approximately 13,000 people, out of 2.9 million, were affected.

 

  1. Eliminating the adjustment would give lawmakers an additional legislative session to complete redistricting.

 

  1. Legislative and State Board of Education districts would be drawn using the same numbers as congressional districts.

 

  1. The Legislature supported eliminating the adjustment with bi-partisan super majorities.

 

Summary:

A Proposition to amend section 1 of article 10 of the constitution of the state of Kansas.

In 2019, the Legislature passed a constitutional amendment (SCR1605) with a bipartisan super majority to eliminate a provision in the Kansas Constitution requiring Kansas to adjust census numbers for military personnel and college students. Intended to slow the impact of urban migration from rural Kansas to the more populated, eastern half of the state, the requirement has, historically, had the opposite effect by marginally increasing population numbers for urban areas.

The adjustment is antiquated, burdensome and expensive because it requires the Secretary of State’s office to contact every college student and member of the military residing in Kansas to determine their official residence. Keep in mind, the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for counting individuals where they reside in the United States. They expend significant resources in communicating with Americans on the importance of the Census. Kansas is essentially asking students and military personnel the same question – at a cost of at least $835,000 – in a manner contradictory to what is asked by the Census Bureau.

 

Mann Runs For Congress

Former Lt. Governor Tracey Mann Announces Candidacy for Congress
Mann announces his campaign to bring conservative values
and a voice for Kansas agriculture to Washington 

(SALINA, KS) – Former Lt. Governor and fifth generation Kansan, Tracey Mann, today announced his candidacy for Kansas’ First Congressional District.

“America faces urgent threats to our freedom. While President Trump is doing his best to right the ship, too many Washington politicians want to redefine our founding values and ideals. Socialism is on the rise. Efforts to impose government-run health care, increase taxes, restrict religious freedom and erode the Second Amendment are part of the same agenda. America needs leaders who will stand up to meet this challenge and fight to protect our founding beliefs,” Mann said.

“I was raised by wonderful parents on our family farm where I learned the values of hard work, perseverance and service. I recognize that to whom much is given much is required. When I served as Jerry Moran’s first intern I never imagined I would be the 50th Lt. Governor of Kansas. I believe that every generation of Americans has a responsibility to leave our country better off and stronger than how we found it. This is our moment to step up and serve,” Mann said.

Tracey Mann plans to run on a platform of bringing Kansas values and a voice for Kansas agriculture to Washington. The father of four beautiful children, Tracey is strongly pro-life and pro-Second Amendment. Raised on a family farm in Quinter, Kansas, Tracey learned first-hand the value of hard work and how important it is that Washington stays out of the way of Kansas producers. Tracey supports President Trump’s efforts to build the wall and curb illegal immigration.

“I will fight to restore fiscal discipline in Congress and will support sound agricultural policy. My experience in agriculture and business has taught me that politicians don’t create jobs; risk-takers and entrepreneurs create jobs. In Congress, I will do everything in my power to help job creators succeed. But above all, I will put Kansans and our Kansas values first.”

Tracey Mann served as the 50th Lt. Governor of the great state of Kansas. A fifth generation Kansan, he was born and raised on his family farm just south of Quinter.

He attended Kansas State University where he studied Agricultural Economics and was elected Student Body President. After college, Tracey started a career in commercial real estate.

Tracey has served on the Board of Directors of many Kansas organizations including: Kansas Agriculture and Rural Leadership (KARL), Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and The City Teen Center in Salina.

Tracey and his wife Audrey live in Salina with their 4 children (Quincy, Austin, Whitney and Elise).

Dems Hold Meeting to Elect New Chairperson Sept. 15

Bourbon County Democratic Party
Notice of Meeting
For Election
Sunday, Sept. 15th at 2pm
Following the resignation of
Bourbon County Democratic
Chair Kathy Dancer,
Vice-Chair/Interim Chair Clint Walker has called for an election to choose a new Chair and/or Vice-Chair.
The meeting will be
Sunday, September 15th at 2pm,
at El Charro, 2503 S. Main St. (US-69) in Fort Scott.
For more information, contact:
Shirley Palmer, Treasurer at
or
Jacki Prettyman, Secretary at