TOPEKA (KSNT) – In a lightly attended primary election, Topeka voters selected two finalists for the April General Election for three city council districts.
Of 25,420 registered voters a paltry 2,638 actually cast a ballot Tuesday. That’s less than 10.4% even less than the 11% predicted by Shawnee County Elections Commissioner Andrew Howell.
All evenly numbered districts were up for re-election this year. In District 2 TJ Brown had just one opponent so a primary runoff was not necessary, while in incumbents Denise Everhart in District 4 and Chad Manspeaker in District 6 opted not to seek another term.
Here were the voting results in Tuesday’s primary election:
District 2 (No primary election results):
TJ Brown (Inc.)
Zach Haney 15.86%
Les Parrish 29.06%
Christina Rondash 18.04%
Jonathan R. Schumm 37.05%
Brendan R. Jensen 36.60%
Chuck Leivan 17.22%
Jim Lord 41.01%
Donald D. Stone III 5.17%
Jeffrey J. Coen 65.57%
David J. Mountain 3,86%
Nathan Schmidt (Inc.) 30.57%
The top two vote getters in the contested races advance to the General Election on April 7th.
To see ALL the Shawnee County primary election results, including local school boards and commissions click here.