The chief financial officer for one of the community's larger employers has become the second announced candidate for the Lawrence City Commission.
Rob Chestnut, the CFO for Lawrence-based Allen Press, said this morning that he wants to use his business experience to help boost economic development efforts to bring jobs to the community.
"We have to figure out a game plan and be more proactive in seeking those opportunities," Chestnut said.
Chestnut will be seeking one of three at-large seats on the five-member commission. Thus far, he joins Mike Dever, the owner of a Lawrence-based environmental consulting firm, as the only other announced candidate.
Commissioners Boog Highberger, Mike Rundle and David Schauner are up for re-election, although none has announced whether they will seek another term.
The City Commission election will be April 3. If more than six candidates file for election, there will be a primary on Feb. 27. Candidates have until noon Jan. 23 to file.
For more on the story, see 6News at 6 p.m. tonight and tomorrow's Journal-World.
- Staff writer Chad Lawhorn can be reached at 832-6362.