Archive for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

2015 primary election results: Soden, Rasmussen, Boley, Riordan, Herbert, Schumm moving onto April general election

Loveland, Harmon advance in school board race

March 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Updated March 3, 2015, 8:47 p.m.


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

  1. Leslie Soden
  2. Stan Rasmussen
  3. Stuart Boley
  4. Terry Riordan
  5. Matthew Herbert
  6. Bob Shumm
Candidate Votes
Kristie Adair 879
Mike Anderson 1,461
Stuart Boley 2,794
David Crawford 1,225
Matthew Herbert 2,450
Justin R. Priest 239
Stan Rasmussen 2,858
Terry Riordan 2,546
Gregory C. Robinson 786
Rob Sands 666
Bob Schumm 2,088
Leslie Soden 3,559
Cori Viola 1,304
Gary W. Williams 306
Precincts reporting 64 of 64

USD 497 School Board (two-year term)

  1. Mary Loveland
  2. Marcel Harmon
Candidate Votes
Marcel J. Harmon 2,172
Mary L. Loveland 2,677
Norine Spears 1,378
Kelly Spurgeon 1,525
Precincts reporting 79 of 86


Carol Bowen 3 years, 1 month ago

Turn out at the polls was only 8.7%. If the primary election were held in the fall, would the turnout be greater?

Richard Heckler 3 years, 1 month ago

Cori Viola coming at number 7 is quite good for an unheard of KU student. Perhaps she will try again.

Jeanne Cunningham 3 years, 1 month ago

Wonder what turnout would be like IF you could vote online? and/or at least by mail?

Mark Lee 3 years, 1 month ago

I would have liked to have seen the results if you could give negative votes...

Paul Youk 3 years, 1 month ago

In order of rank, for those that would prefer it sorted that way:

Richard Heckler 3 years, 1 month ago

Voters ORGANIZING A VOTING DAY PACKET might be a preventive measure which might include:

--- a birth certificate

--- a drivers license or state ID card

--- proof of voter registration etc etc etc.

--- Keep it close by as voting opportunities are ongoing.

Protect YOURSELF from possible GOP/right wing voting fraud/theft on all election days.

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