Archive for Monday, November 27, 2006

Second candidate announces for city commission

November 27, 2006


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.


Sandman 11 years, 6 months ago

I know Mr. Chestnut. He's a sharp guy.

Win or lose, it is good that the race is attracting this caliber of candidate.

Stephen Roberts 11 years, 6 months ago

I have spoken to Mr. Chestnut a few times. I am throughly impressed with him. I feel comfortable he could represent ALL of Lawrence instead of trying to appease or please a small group. Hi Richard and your cohorts.

I can only hope that the PLC only retains 2 seats at a maximum.

Jake Esau 11 years, 6 months ago

Let's recycle the commission... the current one has gotten too big for its britches.

a_new_voice 11 years, 6 months ago

Rob Chestnut is an idiot as far as I am concerned. Ask how much he's done to improve Allen Press! From what I hear...not too much.

Jackalope 11 years, 6 months ago

A new voice......

Don't know much about Chestnut. I did know, however, that it would not be long before someone would be roasting Chestnut over an open fire. It is the season, after all.

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