Douglas County primary election candidates and residents mingle Thursday during the Voter Education Coalition Meet and Greet at the Douglas County Courthouse. People running for county commissioner seats and several officials running unopposed introduced themselves during the event. From the bottom left to right is Jamie Shew, the county clerk, Paula Gilchrist, the county treasurer, and Roberta Suenram, of Lawrence.
Douglas County residents get a first chance to meet the candidates in local races on the August ballot at a "meet and greet" session tonight at the Douglas County courthouse.
It's the first of 3 events sponsored by the voter education coalition leading up to the August 5th primary.
Tonight candidates introduced themselves, mingled with those in attendance and handed out campaign material.
On July 12th, all county commission candidates will be at the Lawrence farmer's market.
A formal public forum is set for July 29th at the Dole Institute of Politics.
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