New candidate filings, as of the noon deadline Jan. 22, include Daniel Serda and T.J. Reardon in the 2nd District, Unified Government commissioner contest; Gayle E. Townsend and Winfred Manning in the 1st District, UG commissioner race; and Veronica Knight, Kendon McClaine and Jane Winkler Philbrook in the 8th District, UG commissioner contest.
According to information from the Wyandotte County election commissioner's office online, several new candidates have filed for office.
All UG seats now have opposition.
The candidates include:
Unified Government Mayor: Nathan Barnes, Mark R. Holland, Cordell D. Meeks III, Ann Murguia, Janice (Grant) Witt.
Unified Government Commissioner at large, 2nd District: Harold (Hal) Walker, Thomas (T.J.) Reardon, and Daniel Serda.
Unified Government Commissioner, 1st District: James Connelly, Victor A. Harris Sr., Winfred Manning, and Gayle E. Townsend.
Unified Government Commissioner, 5th District: the Rev. Jarvis Collier, Mike Kane, incumbent.
Unified Government Commissioner, 7th District: Thomas R. Cooley, incumbent, and Jim Walters.
Unified Government Commissioner, 8th District, Butch Ellison, incumbent, Veronica Knight, Kendon McClaine, Jane Winkler Philbrook.
Wyandotte County Sheriff, Donald Ash, incumbent.
Board of Public Utilities, 2nd District, Thomas W. Groneman, John Fotovich.
Board of Public Utilities, member at large, 1st District, Mary Gonzales, incumbent.
Board of Public Utilities, member at large, 2nd District, David Gibbs Alvey, incumbent, Ernest L. Perry.
Kansas City Kansas Community College Board of Trustees: Cathy Breidenthal, incumbent, Wendell Maddox, incumbent; LaVert A. Murray, John “J.D.” Rios, incumbent, Steven M. Samuels, Catherine L. Durham.
Turner Board of Education: Joy D. Beery, incumbent, Dennis L. Peters Jr., incumbent, Steve Russell, incumbent,.
Turner Board of Education unexpired term, Richard Hernandez Jr., Douglas Lockwood, Matthew D. Marine.
Piper Board of Education: Allison C. DeWitt, John Droppelmann, James “Morris” Letcher, Darrell Yoder, Shawnette Mansfield, David R. Wilson.
Bonner Springs Board of Education: Jeff Barger, Ray L. Cox, incumbent, Chris McDonnell, Jeff Tinberg, incumbent, David Toland.
Kansas City, Kan., Board of Education: Evelyn Hudson, incumbent, Janey M.Humphries, Richard J. Kaminski, Tyrone Garner, Vicki Meyer, Orechia M. Towers.
Bonner Springs mayor: Jeff Harrington, Jack L. Knight.
Bonner Springs councilmember, Ward 1: Don Beets, George Cooper, incumbent.
Bonner Springs councilmember, Ward 2: Thomas A. Stephens, incumbent.
Bonner Springs councilmember, Ward 3: Rodger Shannon, incumbent, William R. Crum Jr., Monica Shonkwiler.
Bonner Springs councilmember, Ward 4: Kenneth Crosby, Joe Peterson.
Edwardsville mayor: John Tiny McTaggart, incumbent, Doug Spangler.
Edwardsville councilmember at large: Jason T. Gillam, Bryan A. Smith, Mark R. Bishop, Margaret Shriver.