An attorney for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment announced his candidacy Wednesday afternoon for a spot on the Lawrence City Commission.
Ã Dennis Ã¢ÂÂBoogÃ¢ÂÂ Highberger made it official, filing to the accompaniment of two accordionists playing Ã¢ÂÂRoll Out the Barrel.Ã¢ÂÂ
Highberger was involved with the Lawrence trade organization that started its own currency about two years ago -- called REAL Dollars.Ã REAL stood for Realizing Economic Alternatives in Lawrence. The currency, in the form of $3 bills, featured a portrait of William Burroughs, the late beat author and Lawrence resident. (See the Web site.)
Highberger is the second candidate to file for one of three seats up for grabs on the commission during the April 1 election.
Lawrence attorney Ken McRae filed in October.Ã
The filing deadline is noon on Jan. 21.
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