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General Election — April 5, 2011

  • Lawrence City Commission
  • Lawrence School Board
  • Baldwin City Council
  • Baldwin City School Board At-Large
  • Baldwin City School Board District 1
  • Baldwin City School Board District 2
  • Baldwin City School Board District 3
  • Basehor City Council
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board At-Large
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board District 1
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board District 2
  • Basehor-Linwood School Board District 3
  • 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 Board of Education
  • Bonner Springs Mayor
  • Douglas County Kaw Drainage District
  • Eudora City Council
  • Eudora School Board
  • Lecompton City Council
  • Lecompton Mayor
  • McLouth City Council
  • McLouth Mayor
  • McLouth School Board Position 1
  • McLouth School Board Position 2
  • McLouth School Board Position 3
  • McLouth School Board Position 6
  • McLouth School Board Position 7
  • Oskaloosa City Council
  • Oskaloosa Mayor
  • Oskaloosa School Board At-Large
  • Oskaloosa School Board Position 1
  • Oskaloosa School Board Position 2
  • Oskaloosa School Board Position 3
  • Ottawa City Commission
  • Ottawa School Board
  • Perry City Council
  • Perry-Lecompton School Board At-large
  • Perry-Lecompton School Board Position 1
  • Perry-Lecompton School Board Position 2
  • Perry-Lecompton School Board Position 3
  • Perry Mayor
  • Santa Fe Trail School Board At-Large
  • Santa Fe Trail School Board Position 1
  • Santa Fe Trail School Board Position 2
  • Santa Fe Trail School Board Position 3
  • Shawnee Heights School Board At-Large
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District A
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District B
  • Shawnee Heights School Board District C
  • Tonganoxie City Council
  • Tonganoxie Mayor
  • Tonganoxie School Board At-Large
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 1
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 2
  • Tonganoxie School Board Position 3
  • Wellsville City Council
  • Wellsville Mayor
  • Wellsville School Board At-Large
  • Wellsville School Board Position 1
  • Wellsville School Board Position 2
  • Wellsville School Board Position 3

Lawrence City Commission

All precincts reporting / 20,366 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown

Completed candidate chats
Local issues spur division of Lawrence City Commission candidates’ views at forum
March 14, 2011
Traditional hot button topics like the South Lawrence Trafficway and funding for the Chamber of Commerce produced a split Monday evening among the five candidates for the Lawrence City Commission.
Voter Education Coalition forum for Lawrence City Commission candidates
March 14, 2011
Two public forums have been scheduled for candidates in the upcoming Lawrence City Commission race.
Sales tax districts a hot topic in City Commission race
March 12, 2011
$30 million. That’s the number that’s never far from the minds of City Hall budget makers.
Two public forums scheduled for Lawrence City Commission candidates
March 8, 2011
Two public forums have been scheduled for candidates in the upcoming Lawrence City Commission race.
City Commission candidates discuss approach to Lawrence economics
March 5, 2011
There’s a reason candidates for the Lawrence City Commission seemingly are always talking about jobs: Douglas County had fewer jobs in 2010 than it did in 2001.
Lawrence city commission candidate Bob Schumm hoping for another stint more than 30 years after first term
March 3, 2011
Knock, knock, knock. Every 15 minutes a young Bob Schumm would rap on the door of a Kansas University fraternity or sorority house. Evening after evening, he would stand on a stoop with his little food cart. Sandwiches, milk, potato chips, hard-boiled eggs for sale. Hard-boiled eggs? “I don’t know that you can make a living selling them now, but you sure could in the late 1960s,” Schumm said.
City commission candidate Mike Machell wants to make up for revenue losses, improve Lawrence’s workforce training
March 2, 2011
It was 2007 and Mike Machell was a novice Lawrence school board candidate. A call from his friend and former Lawrence mayor Shirley Martin-Smith did a good job highlighting the novice part. “She said, ‘who’s on your steering committee?’’ Machell recalls. “I said ,‘Uh, what steering committee?’ She said, ‘how much money have you raised?’ I said, ‘Uh, how much do I need?’’’ Machell fell short of winning a seat on the board, finishing fifth in an eight-person field.
Incumbent Mike Dever still financially conservative, wants to create more jobs if elected to second term on Lawrence City Commission
March 1, 2011
There were lots of questions. Lawrence city commissioners had just agreed to put two referendums on the November 2008 ballot that would decide the fate of Lawrence’s financially struggling public transit system. Among the cynical, the question was: What are you trying to do, kill the bus system? City Commissioner Mike Dever assured them that wasn’t the case. Among nervous bus fans, the question was: Do we have enough votes to win? Dever assured them that they did.
Town Talk: A look at city commission candidates’ business interests
February 23, 2011
News and notes from around Lawrence and Douglas County.
Carter, Dever and Schumm raise more than $13,000 each for Lawrence City Commission campaigns
February 22, 2011
In the race for three seats on the Lawrence City Commission, a trio of candidates have broken out to a clear lead when it comes to fundraising.
Lawrence City Commission candidates discuss scope of social service funding
February 22, 2011
Changes to how the city funds social service agencies may be needed as state and federal dollars are expected to dwindle, several candidates for the Lawrence City Commission said at a Monday afternoon forum.
Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom still under orders of 2004 bankruptcy filing
February 20, 2011
Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom confirmed to the Journal-World that he’s still under the orders of a personal bankruptcy filing from 2004.
Lawrence City Commission candidate Hugh Carter’s focus to be increasing jobs, incomes
February 20, 2011
Everybody grieves differently. That’s how Hugh Carter explains the decision that he knows has caused some people to scratch their heads. Carter is one of five candidates for the Lawrence City Commission, despite a list of personal tragedies that would cause many men to do anything but seek out a public spotlight.
Economic gardening’ major part of Sven Alstrom’s campaign for Lawrence City Commission
February 20, 2011
The rarefied air of Colorado’s wealthiest communities helped shape Lawrence City Commission candidate Sven Alstrom, but don’t expect him to run a city commission campaign trying to convince Lawrence residents that the city ought to become more like Boulder or Aspen.
Candidates for Lawrence city commission, school board to gather for event on Saturday
February 7, 2011
Local voters can meet candidates for the Lawrence City Commission and school board at a Saturday event sponsored by the local Voter Education Coalition.