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Archive for Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Thanks, candidates

Regardless of who wins and who loses, all of the candidates in Tuesday’s election deserve a vote of thanks.

April 4, 2007

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As this is being written the results of Tuesday's election for Lawrence City Commission and school board members are not known.

It's too early to congratulate the election winners, but it seems the perfect time to thank all those who care enough about the city and its schools to be willing to run for positions on these important bodies.

The campaign itself can be both tiring and frustrating. Simply putting their names on the ballot sometimes seems to place candidates in the line of fire for people who disagree with their opinions or question their motivation for seeking office.

After spending many hours pursuing their campaign efforts, half of the candidates in Tuesday's election will be looking forward to many more hours of service as city commissioners or school board members. The other half - in some ways the more fortunate half - will return to private activities, which may include a continued interest in city and school business.

All of the candidates, however, deserve the thanks of local residents for being willing to enter the race and represent their community. Lawrence is, indeed, fortunate to have so many concerned residents who are willing to serve.

Comments

Meatwad 7 years ago

All 6 of the candidates are dedicated people who care deeply about Lawrence. Thanks all of you for being those kind of people. We need more of that here and less apathy. It will be a sad day for this city if the 3 commission candidates who didn't win election don't stay deeply involved. We need you. Congrats to Boog, Dever and Chestnutt. Although I don't agree with some of you as to how many Wal-Marts you think Lawrence needs, I actually do feel that you care deeply about this city and it's beautiful downtown and will hopefully not take us down a path that ruins what we have here (i.e. letting developers turn Lawrence into a huge metropolis like Olathe or Topeka). I'm optimistic that you will do a great job and make us proud.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 7 years ago

What the J/W staff editorial is really saying, is "thanks for spending so much money at our paper for advertising". What a dumb editorial. Why didn't the writer wait until several months and then do something that made sense.

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hawkperchedatriverfront 7 years ago

And Amyx is proud that 1.3 million is earmarked for streets. That wouldn't touch most of them. It is peanuts. Guess Lawrence Asphalt would be happy to get a slice of the pie though.

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Eileen Emmi Jones 7 years ago

Big money won. Lawrence lost.

Grateful that Boog is still here.

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SettingTheRecordStraight 7 years ago

And thank you voters for putting Dever and Chestnut in.

Help is on the way!

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Sigmund 7 years ago

Thanks to Moody for without her "concern over global warming" campaign we might not have two new faces on the Commission. She took votes away from Schauner and it was money and effort well spent. In two years, after human caused global warming has been completely debunked, I look forward to her campaign to save the whales.

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Sigmund 7 years ago

Good riddance David. Leave the computers, pens, and paper that is City property.

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blackwalnut 7 years ago

Thanks especially to the candidates whose hard work is motivated by love of Lawrence and a wish to work for the common good.

Boog, glad you are still here.

David, thanks for all you did for Lawrence. Run again in 2 years please.

Carey, great ideas and useful dialogue. Hope to see you lead somewhere again.

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