(Updated: Clarifies that McDonald didn't manage Boyd's campaign).
Democratic precinct leaders on Monday night narrowly picked an Olathe political consultant to replace local school board member Brad Boyd in the Kansas House.
With House Minority Leader Vic Miller and his chief of staff looking on, precinct committee members voted 7-5 to choose Nikki McDonald over Juan Luengo, chair of the state Democratic Party's Hispanic Caucus.
McDonald will serve out Boyd's term representing House District 49. She plans to run for a full two-year term later next year.
McDonald has been active in Johnson County . . .