Archive for Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Slate of candidates set for April 5 school board election; 10 people seeking four seats

10 in running for Lawrence school board

January 25, 2011


Ten candidates will vie for four available seats on the Lawrence school board.

As Tuesday’s noon filing deadline passed at the Douglas County Courthouse, 10 had paid the $5 filing fee to land a spot on the ballot for the April 5 general election.

Among the recent candidates:

• Diane Lindeman, director of student financial assistance at the Kansas Board of Regents.

• Jim Clark, an attorney for the Health Care Stabilization Fund, an independent state operation that assures that physicians and other health care professionals have access to liability insurance.

• Rick Ingram, a professor of psychology at Kansas University.

• Ola Faucher, director of human resources and equal opportunity at KU.

They are among candidates seeking seats now occupied by Mary Loveland, Marlene Merrill, Rich Minder and Scott Morgan.

Board members will take office July 1 for four-year terms.

Other candidates: Shannon Kimball, Merrill, Keith Diaz Moore, Tyler Palmer, Randy Masten, Bill Roth.


Cindy Yulich 7 years, 4 months ago

Won't this number cause a primary? If so, when?

mfagan 7 years, 4 months ago

Actually, there won't be a primary -- not for school board, anyway. The number to spur a primary would have been 13, equal to three times the number of available seats, plus one. - Mark Fagan Schools reporter

weeslicket 7 years, 4 months ago

i don't know much about these school board candidates, (mark fagan, please help with some summary statements);

but replacing Mary Loveland, Marlene Merrill, Rich Minder and Scott Morgan is a hopeful beginning.

Ralph Reed 7 years, 3 months ago

@weeslicket. re: your 0936 There's more in the print edition. However, you can tell the ones the LJW is backing simply because there's a short bio of each one in the paper. Randy Masten does not have that bio beyond that he's a retired Army LTC, but he's an excellent choice. I've worked with him and trust his judgment. Their son attends elementary school in Lawrence, and he cares about the future of our schools.

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