Here's a Johnson County funny that deserves a bit of consideration for local news junkies . . .
WATCH MIDDLE-CLASS PROGRESSIVES CLAIM THIS AS ANOTHER VICTORY AGAINST PREZ TRUMP!!!
Our friends among the Kansas Democratic Party have to take their rare victories where they can find them. Fact is . . . This contest was really about developer influence but Mr. Skoog was smart by kissing up to the newspaper and noting that he wasn't a fan of the MAGA movement and considered himself a Republican moderate . . . In this JoCo enclave that leans progressive . . . That was enough to assure the win in an election where developer cash was the determining factor.
Here's the overview . . .
This was the first time in over 15 years that Carl Gerlach's name wasn't on the ballot as Overland Park's current mayor previously announced he's stepping down from the role.
Gerlach and former Mayor Ed Eilert both endorsed Skoog to take over as mayor of Johnson County's largest city. Skoog tied himself closely to current city policies and other decisions that he believes allowed the city to grow during his time on the council.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - For the first time since 2005, Overland Park has a new mayor. Voters elected Curt Skoog, a 16-year member of the Overland Park City Council, as the next mayor of the city in Tuesday's general election. Skoog defeated political newcomer Mike Czinege in a tight race.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Overland Park, Kansas, voters elected Curt Skoog as the city's mayor on Tuesday night over Mike Czinege. Skoog's win will mark the first time since 2005 that the city has a new mayor in office after Carl Gerlach announced in February he would not seek re-election.
Veteran Overland Park City Council member Curt Skoog defeated political newcomer and retired executive Mike Czinege to become the city's next mayor. Unofficial final totals from Tuesday showed Skoog winning 50.57% of the vote to Czinege's 49.16%. Out of a total of 38,867 ballots cast, just 548 votes separated the men on Tuesday.
Hide Transcript Show Transcript OKAY BACK TO OUR COMMITMENT 2021 ELECTION COVERAGE THE RESULTS OF BIG MAKERS RACES IN THE METRO ARE NOW COMING IN IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS. YOU CAN SEE HERE THE RESULTS TYRONE GARNER WINNING THIS ONE 51% ALSO TONIGHT WATCHING THE RACE IN OVERLAND PARK NOW AT 100% REPORTING WE CAN ANNOUNCE THAT KURT SCOOG HAS WON THIS RACE ALSO WINNING 51% OF THE VOTE HERE.
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