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General Election — April 3, 2007

Lawrence School Board, USD 497

The top four finishers in the April 3 election will serve four-year terms on the Lawrence School Board. They'll face budget issues, oversee continuance of construction projects throughout the district, and wrestle with the ongoing challenges posed by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


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Western part of city’s voter turnout highest
April 21, 2007
The west was best.
Student voting sparse during April 3 election
April 21, 2007
Kansas University has a strong presence in Lawrence with its nearly 30,000 students, but their presence lags on election days.
Top vote-winner returns with ‘high expectations’
Scott Morgan reclaims seat on Lawrence school board, ready to move forward
April 21, 2007
Four years ago, Scott Morgan presided over a school board worn out by school closings, layoffs and program cuts.
Veterans re-elected to school board; race lacked 2003’s ‘hot button’ issues
April 21, 2007
Some familiar faces have returned to the Lawrence school board.
Canvass confirms election results
April 7, 2007
The ballots from Tuesday’s Lawrence City Commission and school board elections are now official.
Ballots from Tuesday’s elections are now official
April 6, 2007
All of the ballots from Tuesday’s City Commission and School Board elections are now official - and the results remain unchanged.
School board candidate area’s top vote-getter
April 5, 2007
Maybe Bob Dole’s political career rubbed off on Scott Morgan. Morgan was the top vote-winner in Tuesday’s election for the Lawrence school board with 7,865 votes. That total, however, also made him the top vote-winner of any candidate in Douglas County this election season.
Morgan, Loveland return to school board
Minder, Merrill also win
April 4, 2007
Some familiar faces are returning to the Lawrence school board. Scott Morgan and Mary Loveland, both defeated in re-election bids four years ago, are back on the board after the voters spoke at the ballot box in Tuesday’s general election.
School board election results
April 4, 2007
Who won the election? Scott Morgan, Rich Minder, Mary Loveland and Marlene Merrill all won seats on the Lawrence school board for four-year terms.
Morgan tops school board race
April 3, 2007
A familiar face finishes on top with 22 percent of the vote. Former school board member Scott Morgan led the race from the beginning, finishing with just less than 8,000 votes.
Familiar faces round out school board winner
April 3, 2007
Taking second place in the school board election - the only incumbent in the race - Rich Minder. Mary Loveland - a former school board member - finished in third place.
Western precincts appear to have stronger voting turnout
But percentages vary from precinct-to-precinct
09:49 a.m., April 3, 2007 Updated 04:20 p.m.
“No real issues this morning,” said Keith Campbell, who supervises Douglas County elections.
Students likely to skip voting
April 3, 2007
Kansas University has a strong presence in Lawrence with its nearly 30,000 students, but their presence lags on election days.
School board, City Commission elections today
April 3, 2007
The finish line is here. Voters today will determine the winners of races for the Lawrence City Commission, Lawrence school board and several races in outlying communities.
High turnout not likely for Lawrence’s youngest eligible voters
April 2, 2007
During the February Primary Election, only 14 voters showed up in Precinct 10, which includes most of the KU residence halls. That’s pretty typical for that part of campus which had a 4% turnout in 2003, and a 17% turnout in the 2005 local election.

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