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Lawrence Board of Realtors endorses Republicans for Douglas County seats
The Lawrence Board of Realtors has endorsed Jim Flory and David L. Brown in the two Douglas County Commission races in Tuesday's election.The board announced this week it was endorsing county commission candidates for the first time in its 83-year history.The board's leadership interviewed all four candidates before making a selection. President Thomas Howe said board leaders chose Brown and Flory based on their commitment to supporting economic development and job growth opportunities."Over the next few years, Douglas County will be forced to deal with an increasing number of difficult decisions surrounding economic development and land use," Howe said.Flory, a Republican and former Douglas County district attorney, faces Ken Grotewiel, a Democrat and retired Kansas Water Office official, in the 3rd District race. Brown, a Republican and retired Douglas County Sheriff's officer and farmer and rancher, will face Nancy Thellman, a Democrat and ordained Presbyterian minister, in the 2nd District race.