March 18, 2009
The general election is April 7
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Official results from Johnson County Election Office give Randy Johnson a five-vote victory over Roger Templin
The popular Museum Connections class at Monticello Trails Middle School has become a hot campaign topic this spring in the De Soto USD 232 Board of Education campaign.
The election for De Soto’s Board of Education is less than a month away and candidates for Position 6, Shawnee, are gearing up for the race. Position 6 incumbent Larry Meyer will face off with Tim Needham and Tammy Thomas. Patrons of the De Soto School District will vote for Position 5, Position 6 and Position 4 on April 7.
A De Soto Chamber of Commerce candidate forum last Thursday gave the two candidates for De Soto mayor their first chance to explain their vision for the city. Johnson was brief in his remarks, perhaps because he followed that response with a longer one as a candidate for a second term to the USD 232 Board of Education Position 4 seat during which he focused of his effort to bring open bidding to the district.
Six candidates for De Soto USD 232’s Board of Education plead their case Thursday during the De Soto Chamber of Commerce candidate forum.
As Johnson County Community College faces reduced funding from the state and lower property values, most candidates for the college’s board of trustees agree: Keep cuts away from the classroom.