Archive for Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Campbell spending, raising more than Meissner in State Board of Education race

October 28, 2008


Election 2008

In-depth coverage of the candidates and the issues, all leading up to the Aug. 5 primary and the Nov. 4 general election.

In the State Board of Education, District 4 contest, Democrat Carolyn Campbell has outraised and outspent Republican Robert Meissner 2-to-1.

The two are vying for a seat that includes most of Lawrence. The incumbent, Democrat Bill Wagnon is not seeking re-election.

From July 25 through Oct. 23, Campbell spent $25,136 to Meissner's $12,520. And she raised $21,501 to Meissner's $9,855.

At the end of the three-month period, Campbell had $5,048 cash on hand, and Meissner had $7,355.

Meissner received $800 from the Second District Republican Party PAC, and $500 from Michael and Regina Schulles of Silver Lake, Gerald and Barbara Brosius of Topeka, Dean Troyer of Topeka, Lloyd and Nancy Hanahan of Overland Park, and the Kansas Republican Party.

Campbell received $500 from Hallmark Cards Inc., Mainstream Political Action Committee, Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce PAC, Kansas Alliance of Black School Educators, Carpenters District Council, Kansas-National Education Association, Kansans for Life-Saving Cures, Ron Siebold of Lawrence, Education PAC, Kansas Families for Education, and the Bluestem Fund.


pusscanthropus 8 years, 6 months ago

Vote Campbell!Keep Meissner, the creationist, off the school board. Let's not have Kansans be the butt of jokes of the late-night talk shows.And what's more, let's not vote in a creationist who will again try to change the science standards at a time when this state wants to be a bio-science leader.Vote Campbell!

smarty_pants 8 years, 6 months ago

How is Mr Meissner more qualified than Ms Campbell? Please explain.

J10 8 years, 6 months ago

Dr. Meissner is much more qualified than Ms. Campbell.

BigDog 8 years, 6 months ago

Well for one he has an actual college degree .... and spent 12 years on the school board for shawnee heights in Topeka. Carolyn Campbell's experience beside being Anthony Hensley's secretary at the Capitol?

pusscanthropus 8 years, 6 months ago

J10--just how can kids get the best education possible when they are not taught evolutionary biology? It's just not possible.

J10 8 years, 6 months ago

Vote Meissner,He has the experience and skill to make sure Kansas kids get the best education possible.

J10 8 years, 6 months ago

smarty_pants- Its Dr. Not Mr. You refering to Dr. Meissner?

BigDog 8 years, 5 months ago

The Bob Meissner Education Plan¢Ensure accountability of education dollars so money makes it into the classroom ¢Promote local control for parents, teachers, and school boards ¢Pursue innovative methods to help all children succeed ¢Empower current teachers ¢Stimulate interest in teaching as a career------------------------------------------------------------Sounds pretty radical ..... I wonder if his two daughters who are teachers support these crazy ideas

Richard Heckler 8 years, 5 months ago

Carolyn Campbell will keep the BOE on the right path and not waste time discussing a matter such as creationism which is barely a philosophy.Carolyn Campbell will also keep public education funding as such rather than try to support siphoning off funds to the direction of private"christian" schools. If people want their kids in private christian schools there seems to be no shortage of choices therefore the choice is wide open.Carolyn Campbell represents continuity.

situveux1 8 years, 6 months ago

"just how can kids get the best education possible when they are not taught evolutionary biology? It's just not possible."What an ignorant comment. Yea, I just can't get through life without evolutionary biology. Just like I couldn't get through without Calculus III. Not to mention he's said he doesn't support taking evolution out of the science standards. But don't let that stop your lies.

kidicarus 8 years, 5 months ago

"What an ignorant comment. Yea, I just can't get through life without evolutionary biology. Just like I couldn't get through without Calculus III. Not to mention he's said he doesn't support taking evolution out of the science standards. But don't let that stop your lies."No, ignorant is thinking you shouldn't study something just because you don't use it in your everyday life. Great attitude toward education.

texburgh 8 years, 5 months ago

Campbell may not have a college degree but she has 12 years experience on a school board, experience as an active member of the Kansas Association of School Boards, and she serves on the state's 2010 Commission to oversee school funding decisions.Having a dental degree does not make one qualified to teach or be a school administrator. It means Meisner is a dentist. His degree is irrelevant.What is important is that a man who studied science to get through dental school would be open to diluting our science standards.Vote Carolyn Campbell!

J10 8 years, 5 months ago

Bob Meissner 12 years on Shawnee Heights School board31 years managing his own private practiceMore experience, A better leader, VOTE Meissner

ockhamsrazor 8 years, 5 months ago

Carolyn's Community and Public Service¢ Topeka USD 501 board of education, 1995-2007; board president, 1997-99 and 2006-07¢ State of Kansas 2010 Commission 2005-present¢ National Federation Urban-Suburban School Districts, president, 2005-06, vice president, 2004-05¢ Kansas Association of School Boards regional vice president, 2003-2006¢ Kansas QPA committee, member, 1998¢ Kettering Foundation faculty member, 2002¢ YWCA board member, 2001-2007¢ Sheldon Head Start policy council, 2002-present¢ Kansas Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations, member, 2004-08¢ Telephone Pioneers of America, past president Topeka Life Members, 1994¢ U. S. District Attorney Citizens Academy member, 2007¢ Shawnee County Court Appointed Special Advocate, 1993-95¢ YouthFriends volunteer and co-founder of Topeka High School Circle of Women, 1999-2008¢ Eventide Nursing Home; Avondale East Elementary volunteer, 1977-84 and 1992-present¢ Dr. Martin Luther King Living the Dream Committee, 2003-present¢ Kansas African American Affairs Commission, coordinator of statewide voter registration drive, 2004¢ Governor's Martin Luther King Day Celebration, 2005¢ Lifelong member of St. Mark's A.M.E. Church.Carolyn looks pretty qualified to me.

sci4all 8 years, 5 months ago

The anti-evos want to redefine science In Their Image, to allow "God did it" as an acceptable scientific explanation of how the world works.So to say you don't use evolution or Calc III in your everyday life ignores the issue. By the same token, keep kids ignorant of Shakespeare and basketball (how many of them will actually play for the NBA?) and world geography (most won't travel to all them furrin countries). "The problem is deciding which experts you'll believe," said Meissner. How does being a dentist qualify him to disregard the data-based conclusions of 99.99% of the world's scientists? That's as asinine as expecting a 6-year-old who's just learned how to hold a wrench to diagnose and repair an Indy car.Some folks equate ignorance with bliss. Those folks should vote for Meissner. Voters who don't believe Meissner's recent change of heart about wanting to adulterate the science standards should vote for Campbell and encourage their friends to do likewise.He's the ONLY candidate for the state board of education who wouldn't complete a science issues survey. He's been dancing around the issue so damn fast that his feet are smokin'. Vote for Campbell unless you really want to hear Leno & Letterman drag out their Kansas jokes again.

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