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Douglas County Commission 3rd District 2008 primary election

Coverage of the 2008 race for the Douglas County Commission 3rd District Republican and Democratic candidates.

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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.
State primary results certified
August 30, 2008
The results of the primary earlier this month became final and official Friday, showing that turnout was higher than expected.
Provisional ballot results don’t change County Commission primaries
August 8, 2008
Douglas County Commissioners Friday morning certified 97 provisional ballots from Tuesday’s primary election, but the county clerk’s office says those votes are not enough to change results in the four county commission primaries.
Voting result delay was ‘human error’
August 8, 2008
An oops from the Secretary of State’s office kept vote watchers believing that Douglas County results weren’t complete late Tuesday when they really were.
13% turn out for vote
August 6, 2008
Douglas County poll workers weren’t as busy as they’d like to have been for Tuesday’s primary. Only 10,436 voters cast ballots, making turnout a low 13 percent, even with a competitive congressional primary race between Republicans Jim Ryun and Lynn Jenkins and four total primaries for two County Commission seats.
Douglas County Commission races set for November
County matchups set for November contest
August 5, 2008
Support from rural voters carried a former Douglas County district attorney to victory Tuesday in a high-profile Republican primary for a Douglas County Commission seat.
Official hopes for higher voter turnout
August 5, 2008
The heat might keep some voters away for today’s primary election. But Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew said on Monday that he was optimistic that competitive County Commission races could produce better turnout than the 12 percent in the August 2006 primary.
Tacha tops candidates in fundraising
August 3, 2008
A former Lawrence school board member leads all candidates in fundraising ahead of next week’s county commission primary.
Candidates line up to replace county officials
August 3, 2008
Decisions by two Douglas County commissioners not to seek re-election this year spurred new interest among candidates who have lined up to replace them. It shows that there is still a lot of interest in decisions that affect the rural areas, said Craig Campbell, chairman of the Douglas County Republican Party.
Campaign finance reports show spending for county race
July 31, 2008
Republican John Tacha and Democrat Nancy Thellman have raised the most money among the eight candidates in the Douglas County Commission races, according to campaign finance reports through July 24.
Candidates discuss stances at forum
July 30, 2008
In what was voters’ first and final opportunity to hear Douglas County Commission candidates’ stances on issues before Tuesday’s primary elections, the eight candidates didn’t stray far from each other on issues ranging from land use to the necessity of townships.
County candidates join forum Tuesday
July 26, 2008
Voters will get an opportunity to question candidates for Douglas County Commission during a forum next week at the Dole Institute of Politics.