Update: Kansas Republican Sheriff Races
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Republican Sheriff races have come to a close and votes are being tallied up.
As the Kansas Republican Sheriff races come to a close 13 News is keeping you up to date with the latest election numbers.
Current Sheriff races tallies are as follows:
- Shawnee County
- Brian Hill - 14,084 (winner)
- Tony Weingartner - 7,550
Brian Hill is the incumbent and will get to keep his Sheriff’s seat.
- Brown County
- Dennis Entrikin - 756
- John Merchant - 1,467 (winner)
John Merchant is the incumbent and will get to keep his Sheriff’s seat.
- Coffey County
- Thomas Johnson - 1,474 (winner)
- Michael Roney - 925
There was no incumbent for this race, however, Johnson will be taking home the title of Sheriff.
- Morris County
- Scott Coover - 610
- Jay Simecka - 761 (winner)
Jay Simecka is the current Undersheriff in Shawnee County.
- Osage County
- Laurie Dunn - 1,154
- Chris Wells - 1,955 (winner)
Laurie Dunn was the incumbent but has lost her seat to newcomer Chris Wells.
- Pottawatomie County
- Michael Baker - 959
- Shane Jager - 4,108 (winner)
Shane Jager is the incumbent and will get to keep his Sheriff’s seat.
The races in Shawnee and Coffey counties have yet to be called.
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