Archive for Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Highberger to run again for office

Commissioner has served since 2003

January 3, 2007


Lawrence City Commissioner Boog Highberger says he's going to run for office again.

Highberger, who was first elected in 2003, said this afternoon he intends to formally file for a second term at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at City Hall.

"We will deliver our filing papers to the City Clerk's office, then hold a quick press conference in the City Commission room," Highberger said.

He plans to make the event festive with fiddle music and homemade cookies.

Highberger is the second incumbent to announce plans to seek re-election.

Commissioner David Schauner confirmed his plan to run for re-election on Tuesday and made a formal announcement today at City Hall.

The third seat up for election on the five-member commissioner is held by Mike Rundle, who has not yet announced whether he will run again.

Two other candidates have filed for the April 3 election: Rob Chestnut, chief financial officer at Allen Press, and Mike Dever, owner of a Lawrence-based environmental consulting firm.

The filing deadline is Jan. 23. If more than six candidates emerge, a primary will be held on Feb. 27.


cutny 11 years, 5 months ago

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Boog. You have my vote.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 11 years, 5 months ago

Wwll, you don't have mine. Unresponsive city government is not my thing. I will not vote for any of the incumbants.It is time for a change. What ever happened to the police department citizen review board, Boog????? Just some more drivel from the current commissioners to fill some froth space in the JW. We deserve, and we need better than this group.

Steve Jacob 11 years, 5 months ago

So many jokes I can make about the "homemade cookies", but to easy.

kugrad 11 years, 5 months ago

You go Boog! You've done a good job and the doomsayers prophecies of your extremism did not come true. You have been very balanced. Your slogan for this time should be "Come to Dada!"

nbnozzy 11 years, 5 months ago

Chesnut and Dever are getting my votes. Who wants to be the "sane" third candidate?

TruthSeeker 11 years, 5 months ago

Schauner, Highberger and Rundle WILL WIN!!!!

budwhysir 11 years, 5 months ago

In case anyone is interested, there is a park downtown that has a gazebo in it.

bearded_gnome 11 years, 5 months ago

Bigfoot for city commission! perfect PLC/GRA rep! Vote Bigfoot!

bearded_gnome 11 years, 5 months ago

also, it is time for this town to switch to a ward/precinct system, so that city commissioners/aldermen whatever you call them, each represent a region of Lawrence. the commissioner from East Lawrence, the Commissioner from North Lawrence...just those two together could really change things!

love the "boogdoggle!" best post here! and, hey, what's in them cookies, anyway, mann?
while Boogie was the Lord Mayor, he once opined: "its just a little pot." yeah, and its just a "little vote."

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