- Amyx, Farmer, Riordan win election to Lawrence City Commission
- April 2, 2013
- Incumbent Mike Amyx and political newcomer Jeremy Farmer both won relatively easy City Commission victories on Tuesday, but Lawrence physician Terry Riordan had to wait until the final ballots were counted to win a seat on the commission, thwarting what would have been a historic victory by sixth-place primary finisher Leslie Soden — a staunch critic of the recreation center proposal. By Chad Lawhorn • School bond issue sails to passage • Vote roundup • Voter turnout at 16 percent, up slightly from 2011 totals
The Election at a GlanceThe spring general election is April 2, voting for commissioners, school board members and the school bond issues. For a complete list, click here.
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More 2013 City Commissioner election
- Former Lawrence Public Schools transition specialist, mother of two files for Lawrence school board
- June 4, 2017
- Gretchen Lister wants to be a voice for underserved students and families in her run for the Lawrence school board.
- Hallmark staffer pushes for fiscal responsibility as school board candidate
- June 1, 2017
- After spending the last 16 years working in the business sector, Jill Hayhurst feels she’s well-suited for a spot on the Lawrence school board. Fiscal responsibility, the Lawrence resident says, is the main issue she hopes to tackle as a school board candidate.
- Lawrence school board member and board president not seeking re-election
- June 1, 2017
- Longtime school board member Vanessa Sanburn and board president Marcel Harmon will not be seeking re-election this year, the two separately confirmed to the Journal-World Thursday. Sanburn, who was first elected to the Lawrence school board in 2009, will serve the remainder of her term through January. In an interview with the Journal-World Thursday, Sanburn said several factors were behind her decision, including simply wanting to take a break from the demands of political life.
- TV host to run again for Lawrence City Commission
- May 30, 2017
- Mike Anderson says he is running again for Lawrence City Commission because his message two years ago resonated with Lawrence voters.
- Seventh candidate filing forces Aug. 1 primary election for Lawrence City Commission
- May 30, 2017
- With the seventh candidate filing for the Lawrence City Commission there will be an Aug. 1 primary to trim the slate to six.
- Lawrence father files again for election to school board; campaign to focus on technology, equity
- 11:45 a.m., May 30, 2017 Updated 06:31 p.m.
- Lawrence resident Ronald “G.R.” Gordon-Ross has filed for election to the Lawrence school board. Voters may remember Gordon-Ross from his 2015 run for the school board. Two years ago, the father and IT professional said serving on a school board had been on his bucket list since high school, when his mother, he said, became the first woman elected to the school board in his hometown of Kearney, Mo.
- Teacher, coach Steve Wallace files for Lawrence school board election
- May 26, 2017
- When Steve Wallace applied for a vacant seat on the Lawrence school board a few months ago, the Lawrence resident and father of two told the Journal-World he wanted to create a brighter educational future for his kids. Now, after filing for election to the school board Friday, Wallace said he’s motivated by that very same reason.
- Longtime Lawrence resident files for City Commission election, wants to see millennials active in politics
- May 25, 2017
- Lawrence native Ken Easthouse, a semifinalist candidate in the search for former mayor Jeremy Farmer’s replacement on the Lawrence City Commission in 2015, has thrown his hat in the ring for this year’s commission election. Easthouse, who graduated from Lawrence High School in 2002, filed for a spot on the ballot Thursday. In an interview with the Journal-World that afternoon, Easthouse said his decision was partially based on a desire to see more millennials active in politics.
- Turnout, support for bond issue in school district’s election ‘consistent,’ county clerk says
- May 17, 2017
- Voters were pretty consistent in their turnout and ultimate support for the Lawrence school district’s bond campaign, according to canvassing information recently released by the Douglas County clerk’s office. In a mail-in election May 2, district voters approved the $87 million bond issue for Lawrence’s secondary schools by more than 74 percent.