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Educating citizens about issues, legislation, and candidates so they can make informed decisions is a key focus of LWVJoCo. One important way we do that is by hosting candidate forums. These informal gatherings bring together people from many different backgrounds to hear from those individuals seeking to represent our community in state and federal legislative positions.

Preparing for Election 2017

On October 13, LWVJoCo will co-host a forum featuring the seven candidates for the Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees. Details

The Shawnee Mission Area Council PTA sponsored a school board candidate forum.  Miss this event? Watch the video.. .

November 7 General Election

You will elect candidates for the following positions:

City Offices (mayor and city council seats)
School Boards
Johnson County Community College Board of Trustees
Water District #1 of Johnson County
Drainage districts: (Merriam and Monticello)

All these positions are nonpartisan.  Official candidate filings

What does League do?

We educate citizens about issues, legislation, and candidates.
We sponsor candidate forums or Meet and Greet events

Candidates can impact your local community or the direction of the nation. To move beyond the candidate’s style and image to the substance of what they stand for, here are some tips to guide you through the process of deciding which candidate you want to support with your vote.
How to Judge a Candidate