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General Election — April 7, 2009

  • Lawrence City Commission
  • Lawrence School Board
  • Baldwin City Mayor
  • Baldwin City City Council
  • Baldwin City School Board District 1
  • Baldwin City School Board District 2
  • Baldwin City School Board District 3
  • Eudora Mayor
  • Eudora City Council
  • Basehor City Council
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board Position 4
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board Position 5
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board Position 6
  • Basehor mayor
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 1
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 2
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 3
  • Bonner Springs City Council Ward 4
  • Bonner Springs/Edwardsville school board
  • Bonner Springs Mayor
  • De Soto School Board Position 4
  • De Soto School Board Position 5
  • De Soto School Board Position 6
  • Edwardsville City Council
  • Edwardsville mayor
  • Eudora School Board
  • Lecompton City Council
  • Lecompton Mayor
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District A
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District B
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District C
  • Shawnee Mission School Board
  • Tonganoxie City Council
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 4
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 5
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 6
  • USD 289 School Board Position 4
  • USD 289 School Board Position 5
  • USD 289 School Board Position 6
  • USD 343 School Board Position 4
  • USD 343 School Board Position 5

Lawrence School Board

All precincts reporting / 19,544 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Completed candidate chats
New face in town diving in to school board race
March 18, 2009
One of the main reasons Vanessa Sanburn, her husband, Jake Lowen, and 6 year old daughter, Nadia, chose to move to Lawrence this summer from Wichita was the Lawrence public school system. “The most compelling reason we had for moving up here to Lawrence was the caliber of … public schools that they had,” Sanburn said. “The schools there weren’t good enough for us.”
Candidate emphasizes parents’ importance in school system
March 17, 2009
Michael Riley grew up in and around Lawrence and is a product of Lawrence High. He entered the Air Force and came into contact with an organization for which he now works. “I met the Salvation Army when I was in the service,” Riley said. He is now SA’s children’s ministry director in Lawrence.
Candidate forums set for city, school board
March 17, 2009
Three more voter education forums are scheduled for candidates seeking seats on the City Commission and the school board. Lawrence City Commission and school board candidates will participate in a forum hosted by the Voter Education Coalition on Wednesday at Lawrence City Hall, Sixth and Massachusetts streets.
Voter education forums to feature school, city candidates
March 16, 2009
Three more voter education forums are scheduled for candidates seeking seats on the City Commission and the school board.
Candidate brings persistence to school board race
March 16, 2009
Michael Pomes has been in the hunt for a seat on the Lawrence school board before and he’s hoping his third time is successful. “With this being my third time running for the school board, I don’t give up easily,” Pomes said.
CPA wants to bring financial expertise to school board
March 12, 2009
Thom Hepford, a CPA at Mize, Houser and Co. in Lawrence, makes a living helping people with their taxes. Finance is his forte and seeing how money is being spent by the Lawrence school district is what spurred his decision to run for the school board.
Former party chairman would bring connections to school board
March 11, 2009
Tom Hartley has a few friends in the Kansas state legislature thanks to his two years as the Douglas County Democratic Party chairman. He thinks those connections are an advantage in his run for Lawrence school board.
School board candidate wants to bring budget skills to the table
March 10, 2009
Bob Byers began working with children as soon as he graduated with a master’s degree from Kansas University in the late 1970s. He’s worked in several capacities at the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, from investigation child protection cases to helping create a child welfare information system and just about everything in between. But there’s a difference between Byers as a social worker and Byers as a school board candidate.
Fire chief looking for deeper community involvement
March 9, 2009
Mark Bradford was considering an end to a 23-year career in fire service when he got a call from Lawrence. The call was from then Lawrence fire chief Jim McSwain, who asked if Bradford would apply for his department’s deputy chief position.
Budget crisis on minds of school candidates
February 17, 2009
The seven candidates for the Lawrence school board talked over potential budget cuts, finances and the future of programs at a public forum Monday night. The questions ranged from what programs they would cut in the budget crisis to charter schools to sports and the arts.
Attendance is sparse at forum kicking off election season
February 5, 2009
Local election season is off and running, but voters may still be on hiatus after a marathon presidential election. A sparse crowd showed up Wednesday at Free State High School for the first of five candidate events sponsored by the Douglas County Voter Education Coalition. Although the crowd was a bit light — about 50 people, with many of those being candidates, campaign volunteers or event organizers — those in attendance said they had heavy issues on their minds.
Lawrence school board candidate withdraws from race
February 3, 2009
Lawrence school board member John Mitchell has decided not to seek a second term in the April 7 election.
Voters invited to candidate forum
January 29, 2009
Voters will have an opportunity next week to meet candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and the Lawrence school board. The Voter Education Coalition — a nonpartisan group that promotes voter participation — will be host to its first event of the year from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday in the commons area at Free State High School.
Fire chief touts experience in his run for school board
January 28, 2009
The chief for Lawrence-Douglas County Fire and Medical has filed to run for a seat on the Lawrence school board.
Accountant says financial background is needed on school board
January 28, 2009
A Lawrence accountant says his financial background is needed on the Lawrence school board.