2013 City Commissioner election

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 Glance
The spring general election is April 2, voting for commissioners, school board members and the school bond issues. For a complete list, click here.

For more information, visit Douglas County's elections website.
Video: City Commission forum, Part 1

Part 1 from the Lawrence City Commission forum on March 6, 2013. Watch »

Video: City Commission forum, Part 2

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More 2013 City Commissioner election
County certifies election results
April 11, 2013
The Douglas County Board of Canvassers met today to count provisional ballots and certify results of the April 2 municipal elections. No results were changed but two races were decided by write-in ballots. By Peter Hancock
Sanburn, Morse and Adair win school board seats
April 2, 2013
Only about 800 votes separated the top and bottom candidates in the four-way race for three seats on the Lawrence school board. Incumbent Bob Byers was narrowly defeated for re-election. By Peter Hancock
Advance voting highest since 2005
April 1, 2013
As of noon Monday, nearly 1,600 Douglas County voters had cast advance ballots, the highest number since 2005 when a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage was being decided. By Peter Hancock
City commission candidates offer views on rental registration, recycling, neighborhood issues
March 31, 2013
In the third of a series of articles about issues in the 2013 Lawrence City Commission race, the Journal-World asked the six candidates for their views on issues that may impact Lawrence neighborhoods. By Chad Lawhorn
Voters to have their say on future of Lawrence schools
March 29, 2013
A proposed $92.5 million bond issue on Tuesday’s ballot will help determine the future direction of Lawrence public schools. Supporters say it will equip local schools for 21st century learning, while critics argue it may be too much, too fast. By Peter Hancock
Byers hopes to continue work on equity
March 22, 2013
Bob Byers is seeking a second term on the Lawrence school board. He says closing achievement gaps and improving older facilities would be his top priorities. By Peter Hancock
Morse cites lifelong ties to Lawrence schools
March 21, 2013
Adina Morse grew up in the Lawrence school district and has been a longtime volunteer in local schools. She is now running for a seat on the Lawrence school board. By Peter Hancock
Sanburn seeks public engagement on wide range of issues
March 20, 2013
Lawrence school board president Vanessa Sanburn wants to pursue a wide range of policy goals if she’s elected to a second term. Passing a bond issue and closing achievement gaps are just two of them. By Peter Hancock
Adair wants focus on early childhood education
March 19, 2013
Kristie Adair wants to see the Lawrence school district expand early childhood education programs. She is one of four candidates running for three seats on the Lawrence school board in the April 2 election. By Peter Hancock
School board hires principals, discusses bond plans
March 11, 2013
The Lawrence school board named two new principals for the 2013-14 school year, and named a permanent assistant principal at another school. Board members also reaffirmed their commitment that the proposed $92.5 million bond issue will not result in higher property taxes. By Peter Hancock