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

Part 2 from the Lawrence City Commission forum on March 6, 2013. Watch »

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Election 2014 results - ballot issues
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Developing results from 2014 general election
Nearly 230,000 Kansas voters cast ballots in advance
November 4, 2014
Nearly 230,000 Kansas voters had cast their ballots before the polls opened on Election Day. The Kansas secretary of state’s office says that 114,690 mail-in ballots had been turned in by Tuesday morning, less than in 2010. Another 115,079 advance voters had gone to the polls, an increase from 2010.
Lawrence Board of Realtors endorses police headquarters sales tax
October 31, 2014
Leaders of the Lawrence real estate community are now urging voters to support the proposed sales tax to pay for a new police headquarters facility.
Lawrence passes resolution related to proposed police headquarters site
October 28, 2014
Lawrence city commissioners want to be clear that they intend to sell some city property if indeed the city spends $2.25 million to buy a vacant 47-acre tract to house a new $28 million police headquarters.By Chad Lawhorn
If police sales tax fails, city says it would have to go back to the drawing board
October 27, 2014
Some voters have assumed that city commissioners simply would approve a property tax increase and build the project anyway, if the 0.2 percent sales tax to fund the project doesn’t win voter approval next week. City Manager David Corliss told members of the Lawrence Noon Rotary Club on Monday he wasn’t sure that would be the case.
Q&A on Lawrence police headquarters, sales tax
October 25, 2014
On Nov. 4, Lawrence voters will decide the fate of a proposed sales tax to fund a new police headquarters. Here are the answers to several questions surrounding the issue.
Fact-checking statements from supporters and opponents of police headquarters plan
October 17, 2014
As the debate heats up over whether Lawrence residents should approve a new 0.2 percent sales tax to fund an approximately $28 million police headquarters, facts and figures and lots of things in between are starting to fly. Here’s our effort to do a little fact-checking on some of the more recent statements that have come from opponents and supporters of the project.By Chad Lawhorn
Lawrence police chief urges residents to see facilities with their own eyes
October 16, 2014
As the Nov. 4 election gets closer, Lawrence voters definitely are wanting to hear more about the pros and cons of a proposed 0.2 percent sales tax to pay for a nearly $28 million police headquarters. Now, Lawrence Police Chief Tarik Khatib wishes voters would take time to see more of the issue. He said at a Thursday evening forum that he hopes more voters will tour the existing facilities, or at least watch the video tour that is on the city’s website. By Chad Lawhorn
Police vote haunted by rec center
October 14, 2014
Opponents of a 0.2 percent sales tax to pay for the police headquarters repeatedly urged a crowd of about 100 at a Tuesday evening forum to vote against the plan because the city’s controversial decision last year to build Rock Chalk Park showed the City Commission isn’t responsible with the city’s dollars. The commission agreed to spend $22.5 million on Rock Chalk Park and agreed to waive the bidding process for a portion of the project. Opponents argued the city could have used that money for a police headquarters facility instead.
Public a no show at forum for police headquarters
October 6, 2014
As they say in the police business, nothing to see here. The Friends of Lawrence Police hosted a public forum Monday evening to discuss the upcoming sales tax election to fund a new $28 million police headquarters, but no one from the public showed up. By Chad Lawhorn