Opposition to public financing incentives prompts Charlotte O’Hara to file for Overland Park mayor, setting up first contested election since 2005

Charlotte O’Hara, a former one-term member of the Kansas House of Representatives, announced earlier this month that she was filing to run for Overland Park mayor, setting up the first contested race for that office since Carl Gerlach won the 2005 race.

O’Hara, a conservative Republican who associated with the tea party movement, said the proliferation of public tax incentives for major development projects in the city was a key driver in her decision to run.

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