Kansas City officials are breathing a sigh of relief after the earnings tax was overwhelmingly approved by 78% of the city's voters. The 1% e-tax on those who live and/or work in Kansas City generates a large portion of the city's general fund.
Grandview voters selected Alderman Steve Dennis as their mayor by 53%. Dennis has served as acting mayor since the death of Mayor Bob Beckers late last summer. Alderman Leonard Jones, who challenged Dennis for the mayor's seat, will still serve Ward 1 as Alderman.
Grandview's Board of Aldermen will see some new faces, as Brent Steeno will take the seat Dennis had occupied in Ward 1. In Ward 3, John Maloney won the seat from incumbent Tony Preyer in a three-man race.
Grandview C-4 voters approved a $7 million bond issue, and selected three new faces for the school board--Barbara Polette, Paul Alexander and Bob Stewart. The three new school board members received the most votes in a crowded, nine-person race that included only one current board member, Amber Woodrome, who did not retain her seat.
Hickman Mills C-1 voters re-elected two out of three of their incumbent school board members. Board President Bonnaye Mims was selected for another term, as was Breman Anderson. Incumbent Debbie Aiman lost her seat to newcomer Dan Osman.
Other winners included Dave Anderson and Robert Anderson to the Jackson County #1 Water District Board.
For full results, pick up your copy of the Jackson County Advocate Thursday!