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General Election — April 3, 2007

Lawrence City Commission

The top three finishers in the April 3 election will take seats at City Hall - the top two vote-getters will receive four-year terms and a likely turn as mayor; the third-place finisher gets a two-year term. Commission members will deal with ongoing issues about how to plan the city's growth, lure new jobs and keep the streets free from potholes.


All precincts reporting / 35,572 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Completed candidate chats
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.
City Commission election put jobs on front-burner
April 21, 2007
Talk of jobs has landed Mike Dever and Rob Chestnut new jobs on the Lawrence City Commission.
New mayor discusses potential needs, possibility of seeking sales tax
April 21, 2007
Lawrence’s new mayor is all business.
Skewed figures
April 7, 2007
To the editor: Indeed voter turnout is not the pride of Lawrence. But to say the leading candidate for City Commission received only 20.6 percent is misleading.
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.
Western part of Lawrence produces higher voter turnout
April 6, 2007
The west was best. At least in terms of voter turnout, that’s the clear conclusion from Tuesday’s election results.
Geography played role in City Commission Election results
April 5, 2007
The numbers show that eight of the ten precincts with the highest turnout were West of Iowa St., which helped fuel victories by political newcomers Mike Dever and Rob Chestnut.
Fresh faces looking to boost economy
April 5, 2007
It’s time for a meeting of the minds. Mike Dever, the top vote-getter in Tuesday’s City Commission election, said city commissioners, Douglas County commissioners and leaders with the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce need to meet soon to discuss ways to boost economic development.
Thanks, candidates
Regardless of who wins and who loses, all of the candidates in Tuesday’s election deserve a vote of thanks.
April 4, 2007
As this is being written the results of Tuesday’s election for Lawrence City Commission and school board members are not known.
Two new faces in City Hall
Dever, Chestnut, incumbent Highberger win commission race
April 4, 2007
Voters on Tuesday ensured there will be a four-letter word ringing throughout City Hall in the coming weeks and months: Jobs.
County clerk likes idea of visual reminders to vote
April 4, 2007
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew saw an idea Tuesday that he wants to investigate as a way to boost voter turnout: special yard signs that say “Vote Today.”
City Commission election results
April 4, 2007
Who won the election? Mike Dever, Rob Chestnut and Boog Highberger won seats on the Lawrence City Commission. As top vote-getters, Dever and Chestnut will serve four-year terms, while Highberger will serve a two-year term.
Dever top voter-getter in city commission race
April 3, 2007
Two new faces will join the Lawrence City Commission on Tuesday - Mike Dever walked away from last night’s election with more than 73-hundred votes.

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