Archive for Saturday, April 12, 2008

Old Home Town - 25 years ago

April 12, 2008


Newly elected City Commissioner David Longhurst was voted the new mayor of Lawrence by the City Commission. He succeeded Marci Francisco who had not sought re-election and then had failed as a general election write-in candidate.

City Commissioner Barkley Clark announced his resignation, as expected, and the commission quickly approved a system to take applications for his replacement. Clark, a former mayor and 10-year commissioner, was leaving because he was moving to a Kansas City law practice, which left him ineligible to serve here. There was no immediate indication who would succeed him.


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