See Calendar Below for Important Election Dates

Deadlines for filing campaign finance reports   KSA 25-4148


Date Report Due                                        Period of Coverage
 January 10, 2017                                          January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016

 July 24, 2017                                                 January 1 through July 20, 2017

October 30, 2017                                          July 21 through October 26, 2017
 January 10, 2018                                          October 27 through December 31, 2017


Ethics Report Form - generic version without dates or office - click here for PDF

Little Arkansas River (LAR) Drainage District Officers were elected in 2015, but the statute (KSA 24-412) was changed in 2016 to require the officers to be elected in 2017 and every 4 years thereafter. The filing deadline for these offices is September 1, 2017 at NOON.

​Candidate Filing Deadline for the City/School General Election - June 1, 2017 at noon

Candidate Filing Deadline for Drainage District Officers - September 1, 2017 at noon

All candidates must file in the County Clerk's Office

Fax: 316-284-6856

Candidate Information for 2017 City/School Election


City/School General Election
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

​​Polls open 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Rick Piepho

County Clerk & Election Officer

REGISTERED VOTERS as of 8/18/17      Democratic: 4,289     Libertarian: 162     Republicans: 10,700     Unaffiliated: 5.801     Total: 20,952

800 N Main, PO Box 687, Newton, KS 67114

316-284-6840

​Voter Registration for the City/School General Election ends October 17, 2017 at 7pm

2017 Offices to be Elected in Harvey County with Candidates 
Filed as of 9/1/17 – Final list for November Ballots 
City Offices 
Newton City 3 Commission Members (2 - 4 yr terms, 1 – 2 yr term) 
   positions currently held by: Commission – Glen Davis, Leroy Koehn and Kathy Valentine
Commission Libby Albers 507 W 9th St, Newton KS 67114 316-282-0362
Commission Glen Davis 525 Grandview Ave, Newton KS 67114 316-283-8976
Commission Ronald (Ron) Eggert 2107 Sherwood Ave, Newton KS 67114 316-640-7658
Commission Leroy Koehn 300 Brookside Dr., Newton KS 67114 316-282-5936
Commission Craig Simons 600 Normandy Rd., Newton KS 67114 316-282-0944
Commission Kathy Valentine 321 E 12th St. #108, Newton KS 67114 316-516-4691
Halstead City 3 Council Members (2 - 4 yr terms, 1 – 2 yr term), 1 Mayor (2 yr term) 
   positions currently held by: Council – Ed Campbell, Sam Farmer and Dennis Travis; Mayor – William H. Ewert
Mayor William H. Ewert 910 W. 4th St, Halstead KS 67056 316-835-2696
Mayor Dennis Travis 404 Sweezy St., Halstead KS 67056 316-655-6801
Mayor Daniel C. Walker III 208 Sweezy St., Halstead KS 67056 620-664-4404
Council Ed Campbell 205 E. 6th St., Halstead KS 67056 316-830-2395
Council Samuel G. Farmer 520 West St., Halstead KS 67056 316-830-2085
Council Michael S. Wallace 728 W. 4th St., Halstead KS 67056 270-816-8668
Hesston City 2 Council Members (4 yr terms), 1 Mayor (4 yr term) 
   positions currently held by: Council – Jason Jones and Brad Unruh; Mayor – David Kauffman
Mayor David K. Kauffman 418 Wedgewood Ct., Hesston KS 67062 620-327-2019
Council Jason L. Jones 15 Sunset Dr., Hesston KS 67062  620-951-4885
Council Brad M. Unruh 104 Meadow Ln., Hesston KS 67062 620-327-5035
Burrton City 3 Council Members (4 yr terms), 1 Mayor (4 yr term) 
   positions currently held by: Council – Chris Jensen, Troy Mueller and R. Chris Wilhite; Mayor – Rodney Redinger
Mayor Rodney Redinger 619 S. Harvey, Burrton KS 67020 316-706-5965
Council Jason Froese 417 Circle Dr., PO Box 586, Burrton KS 67020 620-960-5129
Council Chris Jensen 203 Parkview Dr., PO Box 334, Burrton KS 67020 316-706-8694
Council Troy Mueller 306 S. Harvey, Burrton KS 67020 620-960-1659
North Newton City 3 Council Members (4 yr terms)
   positions currently held by: Council – Gregg Dick, Jim Goering and Jane Schmidt
Council Dennis Campbell 25 Regal Crescent, North Newton KS 67117 316-283-5151
Council Gregg A. Dick 200 W 24th St, PO Box 295, North Newton KS 67117  316-283-1366
Council Kurt Friesen 2215 N Main St., PO Box 480, North Newton KS 67117 316-283-6999
Council Theodore J. “Jim” Goering 301 Bluestem St., North Newton KS 67117 316-284-0786
Council Nathan Robert James Murphy 409 Witmarsum West, North Newton KS 67117 316-214-0069
Sedgwick City 2 Council Members (4 yr terms), 1 Mayor (4 yr term) 
   positions currently held by: Council – Carol Berning and Thomas Noone; Mayor – Lynne Vigil
Mayor A. Bryan Chapman 514 Ashton, Sedgwick KS 67135 316-772-5697
Council Carol A. Berning 205 W. 8th St., Sedgwick KS 67135 620-874-5790
Council Shannon D. Catlin 617 N Fern, Sedgwick KS 67135  316-772-0040
Council Dwight E. Kinzer 103 N. Franklin Ave., PO Box 11, Sedgwick KS 67135 701-388-3645
Council Jeremy Liby 615 N. Commercial Ave., Sedgwick KS 67135 316-217-1719
Council John Pittinger 107 N Lincoln, PO Box 31, Sedgwick KS 67135  316-772-5831
Walton City 2 Council Members (4 yr terms), 1 Mayor (4 yr term) 
   positions currently held by: Council – Jeremy Ashby and Debbie Robinson; Mayor – Barry Wentz
Mayor Barry Wentz 201 Eric, PO Box 264, Walton KS 67151 620-837-3165
Council Jeremy Ashby 211 Michelle Dr., PO Box 136, Walton KS 67151 316-217-2236
Council Debbie Robinson 200 Garfield, PO Box 122, Walton KS 67151 620-837-3859
School District Offices 
Harvey County Based USD’s
Burrton USD 369 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large, 1 Board Member (2 yr unexpired term) - At Large
   positions currently held by: Sara Durner, Karl Matlack and Derrick Unruh; unexpired – John Manuel Hernandez
BOE - At Large Karl Matlack 13500 E Stroud Rd., Burrton KS 67020 620-727-2319
BOE - At Large Derrick C. Unruh 5 Country Meadow, PO Box 552, Burrton KS 67020 620-463-2552
Unexpired term John M. Hernandez 205 Parkview Dr., PO Box 546, Burrton KS 67020 580-302-1030
Newton USD 373 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large 
   positions currently held by: Barbara Bunting, Renee Erickson and Dick Koontz
BOE - At Large Angela Becker 915 N. Walnut, Newton KS 67114 707-536-7101
BOE - At Large Jennifer Budde 832 S Rock Rd., Newton KS 67114 316-304-6017
BOE - At Large Andy Harder 1404 W. 5th St., Newton KS 67114  316-284-1164
BOE - At Large Mallory Morton 632 Rolling Hills Dr., Newton KS 67114 316-258-3929
BOE - At Large David Oller 900 SE 3rd St., Newton KS 67114 316-644-8703
BOE - At Large Tobias “Toby” Tyner 625 E. 4th St., Newton KS 67114 316-727-6336
Sedgwick USD 439 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - Positions 4, 5 & 6 
   positions currently held by: 4 – Kelley DeGraffenreid, 5 – Bryan Thompson, 6 – Beth Fields
BOE - pos 4 Kelley DeGraffenreid 511 N Franklin, PO Box 214, Sedgwick KS 67135 316-772-5426
BOE - pos 5 Bryan R. Thompson 1109 Teri Ln., Sedgwick KS 67135 316-772-5249
BOE - pos 6 Beth A. Fields 5619 SW 84th St., Sedgwick KS 67135 316-841-2883
Halstead USD 440 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - Positions 4, 5 & 6
   positions currently held by: 4 – Gene Haydock, 5 – Cory Harrington, 6 – Kevin Wilson
BOE - pos 4 Erica Denno 9122 NW 24th St., Halstead KS 67056 316-217-3177
BOE - pos 4 Joy Hoofer 2629 Tilbury Ln., Halstead KS 67056 316-281-4633
BOE - pos 5 Kevin R. Wilson 1315 S. Chestnut St., Halstead KS 67056 316-830-6016
BOE - pos 6 - No Candidates filed  
Hesston USD 460 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large
   positions currently held by: Layne Frick, Susan Rostetter and Zach Weaver
BOE - At Large Layne Frick 617 Charles St., Hesston KS 67062 620-382-7251
BOE - At Large Susan J. Rostetter 9 Sunset Dr., Hesston KS 67062 316-772-8823
BOE - At Large Zach Weaver 418 S. Weaver, Hesston KS 67062 620-217-5151
Adjoining County Based USD’s
Remington USD 206 – Butler Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large, 1 Board Member (2 yr unexpired term) - At Large
   positions currently held by: Jayne Carey, Thomas Sommers and Bret Mosiman; unexpired – Bradley F. Crisp
BOE - At Large Jayne Carey 12978 NW 90th St., Whitewater KS 67154 316-799-2671
BOE - At Large Jeff Klaassen 600 Willow Ridge Rd., Whitewater KS 67154 316-200-1194
BOE - At Large Thomas K. Sommers 5340 NW 120th St., Burns KS 66840 620-752-3372
Unexpired term Bradley F. Crisp 120 N. Poplar, Whitewater KS 67154 316-799-2340
Valley Center USD 262 – Sedgwick Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large
   positions currently held by: Brad Barbour, Bart Balthazor and Richard Harris
BOE - At Large Bart A. Balthazor 6 E. 2nd St. Cir., Valley Center KS 67147 316-755-1197
BOE - At Large Brad Barbour 150 N. Redbud Ln., Valley Center KS 67147 316-650-0559
BOE - At Large Richard E. Harris 6411 N. Richmond St., Wichita KS 67204 316-755-3524
BOE - At Large Jason R. Reffner 620 E. Main St., Valley Center KS 67147 316-925-1500
Haven USD 312 – Reno Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - Positions 4, 5 & 6, 1 Board Member (2 yr unexpired term) – Position 2
   positions currently held by: 4 – Bill Royer, 5 – Kent McKinnis, 6 – Paul Caffrey; unexpired – John Ezell
BOE - pos 4 Bill Royer, Jr. 12008 S. Mayfield Rd., Haven KS 67543 620-465-2540
BOE - pos 5 Kenneth L. Nisly 5914 W. Trail West Rd., Hutchinson KS 67501 620-662-4887
BOE - pos 6 - No Candidates filed  
Unexpired term Kent McKinnis 7115 S. Whiteside Rd., Hutchinson KS 67501 620-899-0025
Buhler USD 313 – Reno Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - Positions 4, 5 & 6 
   positions currently held by: 4 – Greg Lackey, 5 – Laura Meyer Dick, 6 – Monte Cross
BOE - pos 4 Greg Lackey 4901 N. Halstead, Hutchinson KS 67502 620-960-2027
BOE - pos 5 Laura Meyer Dick 4805 E. 28th, Hutchinson KS 67502 620-662-2919
BOE - pos 5 Randall Turner 2303 Howell Dr., Hutchinson KS 67502 620-960-1001
BOE - pos 6 Monte W. Cross 308 N. Main, Buhler KS 67522 620-727-7633
Peabody-Burns USD 398 – Marion Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large, 1 Board Member (2 yr unexpired term) - At Large
   positions currently held by: Travis Foth, Julie Ensminger, Shayla Clark; unexpired – Donna Glover
BOE - At Large Shayla Clark 2271 40th, Peabody KS 66866 316-217-2023
BOE - At Large Julie Ensminger 512 N. Walnut, Peabody KS 66866 620-382-7421
BOE - At Large Tiana Gaines 9434 NE 96th St., Peabody KS 66866 316-833-0801
BOE - At Large Hope Reynolds 305 N Maple, Peabody KS 66866 316-655-7104
Unexpired term Donna Glover 507 N. Sycamore, Peabody KS 66866 316-772-3198
Goessel USD 411 – Marion Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - Positions 4, 5 & 6, 1 Board Member (2 yr unexpired term) – Position 3
 
BOE - pos 4 Ben Schrag 715 29th Ave., Canton KS 67428 620-367-2307
BOE - pos 5 Kelly B. Booton 1936 N. K-15 Hwy, Lehigh KS 67073 620-483-3058
BOE - pos 6 Patrick A. Flaming 1265 Eagle Rd., Hillsboro KS 67063 620-367-8414
Unexpired term Bryant Stephen Miller 1090 Diamond, Newton KS 67114 316-217-1817
Moundridge USD 423 – McPherson Co 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large 
   positions currently held by: Ryan Durst, Paul Ullom-Minnich and James Ratzlaff
BOE - At Large Jason Creed 214 Unruh, Moundridge KS 67107  620-747-0321
BOE - At Large Craig Galle 309 Unruh, Moundridge KS 67107  620-345-3542
BOE - At Large Sonya N. Jenkins 34 22nd Ave., Moundridge KS 67107  620-245-8102
BOE - At Large Rick Kohl 428 19th Ave., Moundridge KS 67107  620-345-2765
BOE - At Large Emilie Rains 213 Walnut St., Moundridge KS 67107  620-386-4973
BOE - At Large Rebecca Setser 707 Spruce Ave., Moundridge KS 67107  620-386-4145
Drainage District Offices
Little Arkansas River Drainage District (LAR) 3 Board Members (4 yr term) - At Large
   positions currently held by: Michael Creach, Philip Schmitt and Grant Williams
Board Member David E. Friesen 515 East St., Halstead KS 67056 316-215-5414
Board Member Kevin Williamson 110 Oak Ave., Halstead KS 67056 316-712-1105
Board Member Phil Schmitt 116 W. 2nd, Halstead KS 67056 316-772-6752
Questions Submitted
Question on all ballot styles – all precincts
Protest of Resolution 2016-13 (Camp Hawk Sale)  
 
SHALL THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BECOME EFFECTIVE?

RESOLUTION 2016-13
"A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PUBLIC SALE OF CERTAIN PROPERTY OWNED BY HARVEY COUNTY, KANSAS,  NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR USE BY HARVEY COUNTY AND SOLD IN ACCORDANCE WITH K.S.A. 19-211.
WHEREAS, Harvey County, Kansas is the owner of record of the property located at 1801 SW 26th St., Newton KS and
WHEREAS, said property is currently a Harvey County park; and
WHEREAS, the use of costs of maintaining said park is such that it is in the best interest of Harvey County to sell the same; and
WHEREAS, K.S.A. 19-211 allows the sale and disposal of land no longer required by a County upon unanimous vote of the Board of Harvey County Commissioners; and
WHEREAS, it is the intent of the County Commissioners to deposit the net proceeds from said sale into a special Harvey County Parks fund for use and enjoyment of Harvey County Park patrons."
   NOWTHEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF HARVEY COUNTY, KANSAS, as follows:
   SECTION I. The Board of Harvey County Commissioners unanimously find the following described property is no longer required, and cannot prudently be used for public purposes of the County, and finds the property should be sold in accordance with K.S.A. 19-211. The property to be sold (with an exception and subject to an easement) are situated in Harvey County, Kansas, and are legally described as follows:
     Tract 1: See attached Exhibit "A" (40 acres more or less)
     AND
     Tract 2: See attached Exhibit "B" (2.79 acres more or less
     EXCEPT:
(the following tract, which is situated in Harvey County, Kansas, and is used by the County for a cell/communication tower):
Tract 3: Commencing at the Northwest Corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 24, Range 1 East of the 6th Principal Meridian, thence West 379 feet, thence South 1,110.3 feet, thence West 310 feet, thence South 60 feet, thence West 169.84 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence South 315, thence East 290 feet, thence North 315 feet, thence West 290 feet, to the POINT OF BEGINNING.
     AND SUBJECT TO:
     (an ingress/egress easement to cell tower)
Said Tracts "1" and "2" described above are subject to a blanket ingress/egress easement which is appurtenant to and is for the benefit of Tract "3" (which contains the cell/communication tower.)
SECTION II. In accordance with K.S.A. 19-211, the above-described property will be sold as public sale to the person or entity tendering the highest and best bid as determined by the Board of Harvey County Commissioners. The Board shall have the right to reject any and all bids.
SECTION III.  In accordance with K.S.A. 19-211, a public notice of sale of the property shall be published in The Newton Kansan at least once each week for three consecutive weeks prior to the public sale. The public notice shall state the time and date after which the property will be offered for sale, the place of the sale, and the terms and conditions of the sale. If, within 45 days after the first publication of the notice of sale a petition signed by not less than 2% of the qualified electors of the County is filed with the County Election Officer, such property shall not be sold unless the proposition of sale of such property is submitted to a vote of the electors of the County as a question submitted called therefore. The election shall be called, noticed and held in the manner provided by K.S.A. 10-120, and amendments thereto, or at a general election. If a majority of the votes cast as any such election authorizes any sale such sale shall be made upon the notice herein before prescribed by publication, to the person or entity tendering the highest and best bid, as determined by the board.
SECTION IV. This resolution shall take effect upon the unanimous approval by the Board of Harvey County Commissioners.
Exhibit "A": Beginning at the Northeast Corner of the Northwest Quarter (NW1/4) of Section Six (6), Township Twenty-four South (24S), Range One (1) East; thence South 1170.30 feet; thence East 1235.96 feet parallel to the North line of said Section Six, to the East line of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section Six; thence South 620.69 feet along the East line of the West Half of the Northeast Quarter of said Section Six; thence West 2090.24 feet parallel to the North line of said Section Six; thence North 620.69 feet; thence East 169.84 feet parallel to the North line of said Section Six; thence East 310.0 feet parallel to the North line of said Section Six; thence North 1110.30 feet parallel to the East line of the Northwest Quarter of said Section Six to the North line of said Section Six; thence East 379.0 feet along the North line of said Section Six to the place of beginning. (Containing 40 Acres more or less.)
Exhibit "B": Beginning at the Northwest Corner of the Northeast Quarter of Section Six, Township Twenty-four South, Range One East of the 6th P.M.; thence South 1170.30 feet along the west line of said Northeast Quarter; thence East 104 feet parallel to the North line of said Northeast Quarter; thence North 1170.30 feet parallel to the West line of said Northeast Quarter to the North line of said Northeast Quarter; thence West 104 feet to the place of beginning; Containing 2.79 acres."

                                  Yes                  No  
         
   
Question on USD 373 Ballot styles only
USD 373 Bond  
   
Shall the following be adopted?  
Shall Unified School District No. 373, Harvey County, Kansas (Newton), issue general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $61,295,000, to pay the costs to:  (a) construct, equip and furnish renovations and additions to the existing Newton High School including new HVAC, a storm shelter for all students and staff, improved student security, improved teaching and learning environments, creating and building operational and technological efficiencies, ADA and code compliance, and for improved student, staff, and patron accessibility; (b) construct, equip and furnish renovations and additions to the existing Cooper Elementary School, South Breeze Elementary School, Sunset Elementary School, Slate Creek Elementary School and Northridge Elementary School for improved student safety and security, technology, and required additional space at South Breeze Elementary School; (c) construct, equip and furnish renovations and additions to the existing Walton Elementary School for required additional space, a storm shelter for all students and staff, improved student security, technology upgrades, and improved teaching and learning environments; (d) make improvements to the existing Santa Fe Middle School for improved student security, technology upgrades, improvements to Lindley Hall locker room areas, and specialized teaching and learning environments for a 6-7-8 middle school; (e) make improvements to the existing Chisholm Middle School for an additional storm shelter for students and staff, improved security, and technology upgrades; (f) make all other necessary facility improvements appurtenant thereto; and (g) pay the costs of issuance and interest on said general obligation bonds of the District during construction of the project; all pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 10 101 et seq., K.S.A. 25 2018(f), K.S.A. 72 6761, and K.S.A. 75 2315 et seq.?
                                  Yes                  No