Four candidates have filed to fill the unexpired term of Roeland Park Councilor Robert Meyers, Jr., who resigned his seat in March. The term does not expire until 2017.
The four candidates who will be on the ballot include:
- Roger A. Cooper – 4730 El Monte
- Shea Geist – 5000 Southridge Street
- Russell Parks – 4760 Mohawk
- Michael Rhodes – 4916 Mohawk
The election – for Ward 2 voters – will be held May 13 with the polling place at Bishop Miege North Campus, 4901 Reinhardt Street. The poll will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Advance voting by mail begins April 23.
Meyers was first elected in April 2007 to fill an unexpired term and then was re-elected in 2009 and 2013. Roeland Park is unusual among area cities for holding a special election to fill a council vacancy.