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Kevin Cook

County Commissioner 2nd District

I am running for re-election to the Shawnee County Commission to continue the progress that is underway in Shawnee County. As Commissioner, I have had the honor of being a part of the development for Washburn Tech East, Evergy Plaza and many more.

John Kabus

County Commissioner 2nd District

Growth. I’m running to grow our community because in the last eight years our county has actually decreased in population. This county is our home. I believe we can bring out the best this county has to offer by growing our community.


Aaron Mays

County Commissioner 3rd District

I was born and raised in Topeka. Recently, we are seeing significant improvements. The positive momentum in our County is exciting. I want to be a contributor to the lasting success of our community.