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.


Ralph Reed 3 years, 2 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.


weeslicket 3 years, 2 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.


Cindy Yulich 3 years, 2 months ago

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


Ray Parker 3 years, 2 months ago

The Giles County School Board in Virginia voted unanimously to restore the Ten Commandments to the walls of the district's 5 schools and its technology center, after parents and local ministers complained about their removal, thumbing their nose at the board's attorney, who advised that such Christian displays represent unconstitutional government endorsement of religion. (Such a prohibition of the endorsement of Christian morals and principles does not appear anywhere in the U.S. Constitution, as anyone who can read knows.) We may suppose that these school board members, noteworthy for having spines, are of the conviction that Giles County schools are to be run by school board members elected by local voters, and not by the leftist, bigoted ACLU or by leftist, activist federal judges, and also of the conviction that the U.S. Supreme Court does not get to rewrite the First Amendment, since that right is reserved to voters and their elected state lawmakers, should they enact a new Amendment someday.


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