General Election — November 4, 2008

Douglas County Commission, 3rd District

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Voter Education Coalition forum: Douglas County Commission 3rd District
Opening statements South Lawrence Trafficway County budget Industrial sites City/county partnership The environment Retiree population Domestic partnership registry Motivations Rural property rights Economic development Consolidation of service Agricultural land T sales tax Development rules Meeting schedule Closing statements

Republican Jim Flory and Democrat Ken Grotewiel debate the issues prior to the Nov. 4 general election.

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New Douglas County commissioners take office
January 12, 2009
The face of Douglas County government changed Monday as two long-time commissioners gave way to their newly elected replacements.
County commission candidates speak out on growth
October 30, 2008
Preserving green space and managing growth have been common phrases in one Douglas County Commission candidate’s campaign.
Candidates to chat online this week
October 20, 2008
Eleven candidates running for office in the Nov. 4 general election will chat with readers this week.
Baker forum draws candidates for several state, county seats
October 15, 2008
Baker University students showed their concern about the national economy by the questions they posed to state and local candidates at a forum Tuesday night on campus.
New ballots easier for voters to read
October 6, 2008
The ballot for Douglas County voters will look different in the Nov. 4 general election. But County Clerk Jamie Shew says the changes are not drastic and are necessary to help voters better read and understand the ballot. “People find this far easier to read, clear to read, easier to use,” Shew said. “It doesn’t change. You still mark the ovals.”
County candidates debate trafficway, growth
October 3, 2008
Third District Douglas County Commission candidates started their forum Thursday night talking about an old issue: The controversial South Lawrence Trafficway. Republican Jim Flory said he would be a vocal supporter of the approved plan to complete the trafficway along the 32nd Street alignment through the Baker Wetlands.
Candidates tackle senior issues
Transportation, low property taxes seen as vital to quality of life
October 2, 2008
Public transportation and property taxes. Those were the two main topics that came up time and time again when discussing the needs of Douglas County seniors during a legislative forum Wednesday at the Lawrence Public Library. About 45 people attended.
County candidate public forum tonight
October 2, 2008
Candidates for two seats on the Douglas County Commission will answer questions tonight at a public forum sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.
Candidates to visit Farmers’ Market
September 12, 2008
Area residents can register to vote and meet local and state candidates at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market.
Extra page on ballot could cost thousands
September 1, 2008
The number of races and questions on the general election ballot appears to be a double-edged sword for Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew and election officials. The presidential, congressional, state and county races, plus three Lawrence sales tax questions, should help boost voter turnout. But it also means lots of words on the ballot.
Candidates hosting meet-and-greet event
August 29, 2008
David Brown, the Republican District 2 Douglas County Commission candidate, and John Coen, the Republican District 10 Kansas House of Representatives candidate, will host a meet and greet event Sept. 7. The candidates will be available from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Vinland Fairgrounds, 3 miles north of Baldwin City.
Challengers keep up in fundraising for races
August 18, 2008
Most challengers to area incumbents in state legislative races are holding their own in fundraising as the Nov. 4 general election nears. Republican Scott Morgan, a Lawrence school board member, received more campaign contributions through July 24 in the state Senate race against incumbent Democrat Marci Francisco, a former Lawrence mayor.
Voters have until 7 p.m today to register for Aug. 5 primary
July 21, 2008
Today is the last day to register to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 5 primary election in Kansas. The Douglas County Clerk’s office at the courthouse, 1100 Mass., will be open until 7 p.m. today to accept registration applications for county residents.