2015 primary election results: Soden, Rasmussen, Boley, Riordan, Herbert, Schumm moving onto April general election
Loveland, Harmon advance in school board race
Lawrence voters showed up at the polls Tuesday to narrow down a full field of candidates for Lawrence City Commission and school board seats.
On the primary ballot were 14 candidates for three at-large seats on the City Commission — the largest field in at least a decade, according to the Douglas County clerk’s office — and four candidates for a two-year term on the school board. Six City Commission candidates and two school board candidates will advance to the April 7 general election.
With votes from all precincts in the city commission races counted, Leslie Soden, who lost the 2013 race to Terry Riordan by 95 votes, led the field with 3,559 votes. Stan Rasmussen, a civilian employee for the U.S. Army for the past 13 years, came in second with 2,858 votes. Rounding out the field were Stuart Boley with 2,794 votes, Riordan with 2,546 votes, Matthew Herbert with 2,450 votes and incumbent Bob Shumm with 2,088 votes.
Lawrence City Commission
- Leslie Soden
- Stan Rasmussen
- Stuart Boley
- Terry Riordan
- Matthew Herbert
- Bob Shumm
|Justin R. Priest||239|
|Gregory C. Robinson||786|
|Gary W. Williams||306|
|Precincts reporting||64 of 64|
USD 497 School Board (two-year term)
- Mary Loveland
- Marcel Harmon
|Marcel J. Harmon||2,172|
|Mary L. Loveland||2,677|
|Precincts reporting||79 of 86|