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Mayor John Bacon files for 2023 mayor's race


Mayor John Bacon smiles during a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting at the Fareway Meat Market in south Olathe on July 11, 2022. 

Mayor John Bacon is seeking another term as Olathe’s top elected official. As of Tuesday evening, he's the first and only person to join the mayor's race. 

The City Council deals with primarily local issues, like setting city property tax rates, funding construction and infrastructure projects and studying ordinance updates as suggested by city government staffers. The mayor is effectively considered part of the council governing body, getting the seventh but equal vote on all matters.


Mayor John Bacon (left) and chair of the persons with disabilities advisory board Mark Gash cut the ribbon at Olathe’s first universal playground. The park near Indian Creek Library first opened to the public earlier in 2021 and is accessible to citizens of all ages and abilities.

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So who can we get to run against him? almost anyone would be better

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