Cowdry, Inman advance to Ward 3 general election from low-turnout primary in Mission

Jennifer Cowdry
Jennifer Cowdry

With one candidate dropping out of the race before the voting began, the outcome of the only municipal primary in northeast Johnson County Tuesday was likely to be fairly predictable. The two candidates who remained in the race – incumbent Jennifer Cowdry and challenger Kristin Inman – will advance to the general election for Misson’s Ward 3 seat.

Only five votes separated Cowdry and Inman in the primary voting, but only 6.67 percent of the registered voters in Ward 3 turned out to vote in the primary. Cowdry had 52 votes to Inman’s 47.

Kristin Inman
Kristin Inman

Nicholas Shigouri, who wanted to withdraw his candidacy, but decided too late to be removed form the ballot, had eight votes.

Only 108 of the eligible 1,618 voters in Ward 3 turned out to the polls on Tuesday. The totals gave Cowdry 48.6 percent of the vote to Inman’s 43.9 percent and 7.5 percent for Shigouri.

Cowdry and Inman will face off for the general election on April 5. Mission’s Ward 2 also will have a race between Scott Babcock and Nick Schlossmacher.