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School board president files for re-election

January 3, 2013


Vanessa Sanburn

Vanessa Sanburn

Lawrence school board President Vanessa Sanburn has filed for re-election.

Sanburn said in an email Thursday evening that she filed paperwork with the Douglas County Clerk's office to seek a second term on the school board.

"In the last nearly four years that I've served on the school board, I've learned so much and gained a great deal of insight regarding the strengths of our district and the challenges we face," Sanburn stated. "I'm proud of the progress our district has made on several important fronts, especially our work around lowering the achievement and graduation gaps for poor and minority students while increasing achievement for all of our district's students. I'm committed to continuing this work, and helping members of the community understand how our bond proposal supports the district goals that will make continued excellence possible."

Sanburn's seat is one of three that will be up for election in the April 2 general election. The others are currently held by Bob Byers, who filed for re-election earlier, and Mark Bradford. Bradford has not made an official announcement but has indicated he is not inclined to running for a second term.

The school board consists of seven seats, all of which are elected at-large. So far, no other candidates have announced plans to run in the upcoming election. The deadline for candidates to file for the race is noon Tuesday, Jan. 22.


Bob Forer 5 years, 5 months ago

A school board incumbent? Ha!!! It will be a cold day in hell before she gets my vote.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 5 months ago

Thanks Vanessa for stepping up to the plate.

5 years, 5 months ago

The school board is lucky to have her!

Cant_have_it_both_ways 5 years, 5 months ago

The community and the school board might be lucky to have her...but the taxpayers would be best served to see all of them bouncing down Mass Street on their keisters.

GMom05 5 years, 5 months ago

Ms. Sanburn is not the same person many of us elected four years ago. She is wishy-washy and has not proven to stand by what she claimed at one time were her principles. She will not get my vote a second time.

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