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Letter: Candidate funds

Looking at my financial report, I understand why some of my donations may raise questions. I have a long history (35 years) in Kansas and have built a large network of friends and associates. With the exception of Kristan Flory (Baldwin - realtor), Frank Male (Eudora - Lawrence Landscape), and trade union donations, all of the out of town donations are either from family or friends that I have met through participation in Leadership Kansas, Leadership Lawrence, my time as a student at KU, my professional career, and my time spent living in Lawrence and raising my family here. Knowing that so many of my friends and colleagues across the state and beyond believe in me and want to support my campaign has been really humbling. My motivation for running for City Commission is based on my desire to serve our community--the entire community. I think the diverse ideas and values found in Lawrence are what makes it the community we are all proud to call home. As a commissioner, I would strive to bring all of our voices to the table--not just those of any one side. If anyone would like to know more about my contributions or about my ideas for how to engage the community in decisions made at City Hall, please feel free to contact me. My number is 785-842-7790.

March 25, 2015 at 12:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City's Public Incentives Review Committee to consider Rock Chalk Park property tax abatement today; member raises questions about city's analysis

Mr. Chestnut appears to be trying to play on both teams. I've heard him say he supports the project, but now it appears he wants to oppose. Which one is it Mr. Chestnut? The more you waffle, the more votes you will lose...mine included (and I voted for you in the primary).

March 5, 2013 at 6:50 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rec center support

Why do you have to try to sling mud at Mr. Rexroad (naive or lying)? How about simple trust in the current City Commission? IMO, from top to bottom, they might be the best City Commission Lawrnece has ever had, but I have only lived here for 33 of my 50 years.

August 16, 2012 at 8:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Financial stability

I think the Rec Center is a great idea for Lawrence for many reasons. I know firsthand from being a parent and from trying to rent gym space every week, that we don't have enough places for our kids' and adult activities. The Rec Center is a great opportunity to leverage money from private developers, the University of Kansas, and the city to complete a project that none alone would likely complete. The combined track, soccer, and gym facilities will provide great opportunity for outside money to be spent in Lawrence at tournments and sporting events held at the facilities. The Emp-T may actually get some ridership if the City offers express service between the Rec Center and downtown. This is a project that will benefit the entire community for many years. I strongly support the Rec Center.

August 16, 2012 at 8:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rec center support

I think the Rec Center is a great idea for Lawrence for many reasons. I know firsthand from being a parent and from trying to rent gym space every week, that we don't have enough places for our kids' and adult activities. The Rec Center is a great opportunity to leverage money from private developers, the University of Kansas, and the city to complete a project that none alone would likely complete. The combined track, soccer, and gym facilities will provide great opportunity for outside money to be spent in Lawrence at tournments and sporting events held at the facilities. The Emp-T may actually get some ridership if the City offers express service between the Rec Center and downtown. This is a project that will benefit the entire community for many years. I strongly support the Rec Center.

August 16, 2012 at 8:15 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

All in favor? New group making voice heard at City Hall

Doesn't everyone who lives in Lawrence have a vested interest?

July 19, 2012 at 10:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby calls for plan that would place fee on carbon

We could start with the recent Department of Energy report that CO2 emissions have increased by one-third since 2001. Then look at NOAA global temperature data that shows that average global temperature has not increased since 2001. Then we could ask ourselves how these facts conflict with IPCC models that suggest that global temperatures should be substantially higher with more CO2. This might be a good place to start our discussion. I would welcome to hear from you what scientific data (not model) supports AGW.

November 10, 2011 at 12:52 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Local chapter of Citizens Climate Lobby calls for plan that would place fee on carbon

The science doesn't support the hypothisis of man-made global warming, climate change, or whatever you want to call it. Human impact on climate is extremely small, and the climate will cycle from warmer to cooler no matter what people do. Even if the entire world stopped burning fossil fuels, the climate will be essentially unaffected. So let's identify this as what it really is, i.e., a new tax. Let's debate it as a new tax and stop trying to wrap it in scaremongering alarmism about floods, hurricanes, etc.

November 9, 2011 at 7:37 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gary Bedore’s notebook

Not quite right. Mr. Wesley is not red-shirting. He is a transfer, By NCAA rules, he must sit out a year and he also loses a year of eligibility. A red-shirt retains their year of eligibility.

November 3, 2010 at 7:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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