A Lawrence attorney is considering tossing his hat into the political ring, but he is unsure which ring to aim for.
Ron Schneider, Rt. 3, Lawrence, said today that he is considering running for either the Douglas County Commission seat being vacated by Mike Amyx or the newly reapportioned 47th District Kansas House seat held by Joann Flower, R-Oskaloosa.
Schneider, a 39-year-old Democrat, said he is considering his decision on how the two different offices affect "my personal life and the way it affects my professional life. In more specific terms, what I can do as an elected official to help accomplish my goals and . . . what I would perceive to be the constituency's goals."
Schneider did not elaborate on his goals. He said he was a member of a number of environmental, legal and preservation groups, including the Lawrence Preservation Alliance.
Schneider has worked as a self-employed attorney for 12 years, including five years in Lawrence.
He said he expects to reach his decision soon because of filing deadlines. The deadline for filing for the county commission is June 10. The deadline for Kansas Legislature candidates was pushed to June 24 because of reapportionment.