2014 Primary Election recap

Polls closed Tuesday evening for the 2014 Primary Election, with a reported 5.4% voter participation in Johnson County. Tuesday’s election ended several contentious Republican primary races; however, many incumbents defeated their challengers, earning them another opportunity to represent their districts. For a look at all of the state primary race results, click here: http://www.sos.ks.gov/ent/kssos_ent.html

Now everyone’s attention will turn to the general elections on Nov. 4 and largely, the Governor’s race. Governor Sam Brownback, who defeated his primary challenger 63% to 37%, will face House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, and Keen Umbehr, L-Alma, in the general election. Locally, current County Commissioner Chair Ed Eilert, Overland Park, who received 41% of the primary vote, will face former state Representative Patricia Lightner, Olathe, who received 38%.