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Cromwell won’t seek re-election to Lawrence City Commission

January 16, 2013

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There will be at least two new faces on the Lawrence City Commission come April.

City Commissioner Aron Cromwell has confirmed he will not seek re-election to the commission. He joins Commissioner Hugh Carter who previously had announced he would not seek another term.

“I want to take a break this time,” said Cromwell, who was elected four years ago. “I want to focus on other parts of my life.”

Cromwell said he’ll also use the time to figure out his political future. Cromwell said he expects to make a run for either the Lawrence City Commission or a state position in two years.

“I have enjoyed it immensely and learned a lot,” Cromwell said. “It has been fun trying to make a difference in the community. I know I’m going to need an outlet for that again.”

Cromwell, who served a one-year term as mayor, was a major player in pushing for the expansion of the Lawrence Public Library and also led the city’s task force on revamping the city trash collection and recycling system.

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