December 4, 2021

2021 Election Results for Finney and Ford Counties

11/3/2021 (westernkansasnews)

GARDEN CITY SALES TAX HIKE QUESTION

(Finney County Races)
Shall the city of Garden City levy a retailers’ sales tax in the amount of 3/20th of one percent (0.15%) to take effect on January 1, 2022 (after expiration on December 31, 2021 of an existing 0.15% retailers’ sales tax levied in Finney County, Kansas by the Horsethief Reservoir Benefit District), with such tax to be levied for 15 years from the date it is first levied, with revenues of such tax to be allocated to general purposes of the City, including but not limited to: (1) improvements to the Garden City Regional Airport terminal and airport infrastructure; (2) improvements to City parks, recreation facilities, sidewalks and trails; (3) ad valorem tax relief; and (4) all things related and necessary to such purposes, including payment of obligations of the City issued to finance such purposes?

Votes  Percent

YES

1,722 (75.6%)

NO

556 (24.4%)

GARDEN CITY CC TRUSTEES

(Finney County Races)

Candidate

Votes Percent

LEONARD HITZ

1,959 (23.4%)

MERILYN DOUGLASS

1,428 (17.1%)

ROBERT LARSON

1,373 (16.4%)

MARK HINDE

1,281 (15.3%)

BLAKE WASINGER

1,244 (14.9%)

MARK DOUGLASS

1,073 (12.8%)

USD 457 GARDEN CITY

(Finney County Races)

Candidate

Votes Percent

JACQUELINE GIGOT

1,793 (21.8%)

JOHN WIESE

1,690 (20.5%)

KAMI MCDONALD

1,568 (19.1%)

LARA BORS

1,258 (15.3%)

ALEX WALLACE

1,125 (13.7%)

ISIDRO MARINO

794 (9.6%)

DODGE CITY SALES TAX

(Ford County Races)
Shall the City of Dodge City be authorized to impose a one-half percent (0.50%) City-wide retailers’ sales tax on April 1, 2022, or as soon thereafter as permitted by law, and shall terminate ten years after its commencement, the proceeds of which shall be used to finance the costs of transportation improvements, including the rehabilitation, construction and reconstruction of streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, trails, transit facilities, bicycle lanes, traffic signalizationm signagem landscaping along rights-of-way and all related improvements?

Votes Percent

YES

1,024 49.8%

NO

1,032 (50.2%)

DODGE CITY COMMISSION

(Ford County Races)

Candidate

Votes Percent

MICHAEL BURNS

959 (17.5%)

CHUCK TAYLOR

871 (15.9%)

JOSEPH NUCI

867 (15.9%)

JEFFERY J REINERT

768 (14.0%)

BLANCA ILEAN SOTO

609 (11.1%)

JAN SCOGGINS

603 (11.0%)

MICHELLE L SALINAS

534 (9.8%)

DAYTON RHOTEN

257 (4.7%)