A difference of fewer than 200 votes among the three candidates in the Shawnee mayor’s race means a run-off will be needed to make the final decision.

Linda Peterson and Linda Agee will face each other in a run-off election Nov. 4. Tuesday, Peterson received 1,306 votes, or 36.25 percent, and Agee received 1,157 votes, or 32.11 percent. Matthew LaHue came in third place with 1,140 votes, or 31.64 percent. If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election is necessary between the top vote-getters.

Agee said she wants to thank everyone who voted because those who cast ballots exercised the “most precious right they have.”

“Based on the vote, it appears the people are ready for a change,” Agee said. “I will continue to work until Nov. 4 to make that change happen.”

Peterson said she looks forward to the campaign until November.

“I hope to continue the discussions and dialogue as we move to November,” Peterson said.

LaHue said campaigning for mayor helped him learn more about the city of Shawnee.

“In the coming months, I hope we can get past all the mudslinging and look at the real issues and find real solutions,” he said.

LaHue said Shawnee is a great place, and hopes more residents will vote in November.


A difference of fewer than 200 votes among the three candidates in the Shawnee mayor’s race means a run-off will be needed to make the final decision.
Linda Peterson and Linda Agee will face each other in a run-off election Nov. 4. Tuesday, Peterson received 1,306 votes, or 36.25 percent, and Agee received 1,157 votes, or 32.11 percent. Matthew LaHue came in third place with 1,140 votes, or 31.64 percent. If no candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, a run-off election is necessary between the top vote-getters.
Agee said she wants to thank everyone who voted because those who cast ballots exercised the “most precious right they have.”
“Based on the vote, it appears the people are ready for a change,” Agee said. “I will continue to work until Nov. 4 to make that change happen.”
Peterson said she looks forward to the campaign until November.
“I hope to continue the discussions and dialogue as we move to November,” Peterson said.
LaHue said campaigning for mayor helped him learn more about the city of Shawnee.
“In the coming months, I hope we can get past all the mudslinging and look at the real issues and find real solutions,” he said.
LaHue said Shawnee is a great place, and hopes more residents will vote in November.
“With the complex issues facing the city, we need more votes,” he said. “In the upcoming months, we need to find a way to get more people to vote.”
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Amanda Gire may be reached at amanda.gire@news-star.com or at 214-3934.