March 28, 2019
Leavenworth County election.
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The filing deadline has passed and the candidate field now is set for Tonganoxie City Council and USD 464 School Board races. Voters will decide in November two City Council seats and the mayoral race. They also will decide three school board races, though only one is contested.
Mike Stieben will be the first Leavenworth County Commissioner representing the Fifth District. Official results after canvassing took place Wednesday showed that Stieben, at Tonganoxie Republican, was the top vote-getter, collecting 681 votes. Tonganoxie Independent David Frese secured 651 votes for second place.
The Leavenworth County Commission Fifth District race might not be over just yet. Mike Stieben appeared to be the winner of the new district’s first election after votes were counted Tuesday. But County Clerk Janet Klasinski said there still were some mail-in ballots to be counted, along with provisional. Plus, Advance ballots postmarked by Tuesday also are being counted. With five of five precincts reporting Tuesday night. Stieben, a Tonganoxie Republican, had 654 votes in what turned out to be a tight three-person race.