Patty MarkleyFormer Prairie Village City Council member files for Kansas House race. Patty Markley, who served on the Prairie Village City Council from 1999 to 2003, filed on Tuesday in the Republican primary for the District 8 Kansas House seat occupied by incumbent Craig McPherson. The district covers parts of south Overland Park and Olathe. In her announcement, Markley said she was running “to help restore Kansas to a place where my teenage daughters will want to stay to further their educations, work, and raise families.” [Patty Markley to challenge incumbent Craig McPherson in GOP primary for House seat — Blue Valley Post]Democratic operatives eyeing challenge to Yoder in Kansas 3rd. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is reportedly looking to recruit a candidate to challenge Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas’s 3rd Congressional District. The group believes that if Donald Trump gets the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, it could make Republican incumbents on the November ballot vulnerable. [National Democrats see Yoder as vulnerable with Trump as nominee — Topeka Capital-Journal]Municipal election report in 913. The Kansas City Star ran its preview of the three municipal elections in NEJC which includes interviews with the candidates in contested races. The elections are in Praiire Village, Mission and Westwood. [Mission council candidates putting focus on Gateway project – The Kansas City Star][Prairie Village council seats draw focus – The Kansas City Star][Questions about development area big topic in Westwood – The Kansas City Star]Alcohol sales approved for Merriam food truck events. The Merriam City Council this week paved the way for alcohol to be served by caterers at three food truck events that will be held in conjunction with the Wednesday evening farmers markets at the Merriam Marketplace this summer. The special food truck Wednesdays will be held on June 1, July 6 and Aug. 3. The council waived caterer’s fees for city sponsored events for the vendors and approved alcohol service on those days. Councilor Al Frisby voted against the move.Northeast Johnson County morning roundup is brought to you by Twisted Sisters Coffee Shop on Johnson Drive. For updates on the latest blends and specialty drinks available, follow them on Facebook.