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Friday, August 14th, 2015 @ 2:14PM

Johnson County surges ahead by passing needed tax increase for better parks, libraries, transit

With calm but outstanding leadership by chairman Ed Eilert, the Johnson County Commission on Thursday morning approved a modest property tax increase to upgrade the county’s parks, libraries and transit system. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article31003458.html#storylink=cpy

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Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 @ 4:27PM

Excerpt: In tribute to veterans, gratitude is the order of the day in Gardner

Excerpt from Kansas City Star article: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/community/joco-913/article3790919.html#storylink=cpy Crowds braved frigid temperatures to gather at Veterans Memorial Park in Gardner for Johnson County’s 28th annual ceremony, which coincided with the 60th anniversary of Veterans Day. The cold forced the county to cancel a scheduled parade, but didn’t stop the tribute to…

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Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 @ 2:06PM

Ed Eilert wins second term as Johnson County Commission chairman

From the Kansas City Star – 11/5/2014 – http://www.kansascity.com/news/government-politics/election/article3569325.html BY RICK MONTGOMERY THE KANSAS CITY STAR 11/04/2014 10:33 PM   Johnson County voters on Tuesday re-elected Ed Eilert to serve a second term as chairman of the Board of County Commissioners. Eilert, a former longtime mayor of Overland Park, withstood a…

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 @ 3:43PM

Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman – KC Star

Ed Eilert fits the bill as Johnson County chairman BY STEVE ROSE – SPECIAL TO THE STAR 10/18/2014 10:00 AM 10/18/2014 5:44 PM Johnson County Chairman Ed Eilert wins the platinum award for his achievements in keeping taxes low while still providing excellent services. If you wanted to do a…

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014 @ 8:19PM

PVPost: “WITH LIGHTNER ABSENT, EILERT AND PETERSON LAY OUT DIFFERENCES IN APPROACH TO COUNTY LEADERSHIP”

With Lightner absent, Eilert and Peterson lay out differences in approach to county leadership POSTED BY JAY SENTER  · JULY 17, 2014 7:52 AM · 0 COMMENTS   Members of the Johnson County League of Women Voters on Wednesday got the chance to hear two of the three candidates for County Commission Chair share their…

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 @ 7:28PM

My Story

Business/political/Community Experience My career began as a high school business teacher.  At two different schools,  I taught  bookkeeping, typing, shorthand, business law, personal finance and economics.  Those were good years, I enjoyed the classroom and still enjoy being in that setting.  That background has driven my commitment to the importance…

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