Wednesday February 21, 2007: Read transcript
Name: Mike Dever
Address: 1124 Oak Tree Drive
Profession: Owner of Lawrence-base GuideWire Consulting.
Education: Environmental studies and geography degrees from Kansas University, 1986.
Family: Wife, Lee Beth; two daughters, 14 and 12 years old.
Political experience: First run for political office.
Mike Dever said the city needs to do more to embrace growth and work to decrease its reliance on residential property taxes.