All precincts reporting / 28,741 total votes / Unofficial results / Precinct breakdown
- Leslie Soden 6,131 votes 21.3%
- Stuart Boley 5,783 votes 20.1%
- Matthew Herbert 5,739 votes 20.0%
- Terry Riordan Incumbent 4,180 votes 14.5%
- Stan Rasmussen 4,049 votes 14.1%
- Bob Schumm Incumbent 2,859 votes 9.9%
Completed candidate chats
- Soden, Boley, Herbert win seats on Lawrence City Commission; two incumbents voted out
- April 7, 2015
- Three new faces are coming onto the Lawrence City Commission, and already there are promises of a new attitude on the way as well. Leslie Soden — an owner of a Lawrence pet-sitting business, and a first-time elected official — won the top spot in Tuesday’s general election. Fellow City Hall newcomers Stuart Boley, a retired IRS agent, and Matthew Herbert, a Lawrence High teacher, won the other two spots on the commission. Incumbents Terry Riordan and Bob Schumm lost their re-election bids by more than 1,500 votes. By Chad Lawhorn
General election, April 7
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- Lawrence, other cities, deal with many issues related to low voter turnout for local races
- 04:06 p.m., April 10, 2015 Updated 10:32 p.m.
- If you wonder why voter turnout is so low in many local elections, Michael A. Smith, an associate professor of political science at Emporia State University, suggests you talk to some local politicians.By Chad Lawhorn
- Results: Soden, Boley, Herbert top Lawrence City Commission vote
- Kimball, Beeson, Fincher, Ingram win at-large school board spots; Harmon wins unexpired term
- 06:36 p.m., April 7, 2015 Updated 09:08 p.m.
- Lawrence voters showed up at the polls Tuesday to determine three seats on the Lawrence City Commission and five seats on the USD 497 school board.
- City Commission candidates debate downtown parking issues at forum
- 03:07 p.m., March 31, 2015 Updated 10:08 p.m.
- Improving the availability of parking in downtown Lawrence is likely on the to-do list of the next City Commission, but candidates on Tuesday weren’t of the same mind on how to get the job done. By Chad Lawhorn
- City Commission candidates debate health, wellness issues
- 09:17 p.m., March 30, 2015 Updated 10:47 p.m.
- A Lawrence City Commission candidate forum on health and wellness issues Monday produced a variety of ideas, including a candidate who said he thinks the community could benefit from a lower drinking age. By Chad Lawhorn
- Candidates differ on rental licensing program; discuss views on city management, commission changes
- March 28, 2015
- When the current City Commission passed a new rental registration and licensing program last year, it was one of the more sweeping program changes made by the commission in recent memory. Now the question is whether the program will be swept out with a new commission.
- Rasmussen responds to concerns about out-of-town donations
- March 27, 2015
- Lawrence City Commission candidate Stan Rasmussen is seeking to assure voters that he’s not allowing several thousand dollars of campaign donations from outside of Lawrence and from a politically active conservative activist to influence his campaign. By Chad Lawhorn
- Public transit hub topic of debate at City Commission forum
- 07:50 p.m., March 25, 2015 Updated 10:11 p.m.
- The six candidates for the Lawrence City Commission are divided on how to reorganize the city’s public transit system. By Chad Lawhorn
- Commission candidates draw distinctions among themselves in development forum
- 05:34 p.m., March 24, 2015 Updated 10:07 p.m.
- With two weeks to go before Election Day, Lawrence City Commission candidates sharpened their messages about growth and development at a Tuesday forum with about 140 homebuilders and real estate agents in attendance. By Chad Lawhorn
- School board candidate profile: Shannon Kimball
- March 22, 2015
- Kimball, 41, is seeking her second term on the Lawrence school board after winning a seat in 2011 and spending this school year as the board’s president.
- School board candidate profile: Jessica Beeson
- March 22, 2015
- Jessica Beeson, the director of alumni and community engagement for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Kansas University, is one of seven people hoping to be elected to the Lawrence school board April 7.
- School board candidate profile: Ronald Gordon-Ross
- March 22, 2015
- Right up on there on Ronald Gordon-Ross’ bucket list, along with visiting Venice and flying in a jet fighter, is serving on a local school board. Gordon-Ross, 40, is one of seven people hoping to be elected to one of the four four-year terms on the Lawrence school board on April 7.
- School board candidate profile: Lindsey Frye
- March 22, 2015
- Lindsey Frye, a denied medical claims collector for Apria Healthcare, one of seven people running for a four-year term on the Lawrence school board April 7.