The field to replace Johnson County Commissioner Ed Peterson for the First District has become more crowded. A primary election in August will now have five candidates running.
Two Leawood residents, Mark Nauser of 11216 Juniper Lane and Rachel Sciolaro of 3109 W. 118th Street, are the most recent candidates to file. They join Prairie Village Mayor Ron Shaffer, former Mission Mayor Laura McConwell and Alex DiCarlo of Prairie Village in the race.
Peterson is vacating the northeast Johnson County seat to challenge Commission Chair Ed Eilert. Patricia Lightner of Olathe also is running for chair position.
Nauser and Sciolaro are the most recent of the five candidates to file in the First District. A primary will be needed to narrow the candidates down to two for the fall election.
The primary will be held on Aug. 5 and the general election on Nov. 4. Filing closed at noon today.