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Lawrence Board of Realtors endorses Republicans for Douglas County seats

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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.

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bearded_gnome 6 years, 6 months ago

Flory is a very good guy, vote for him. Brown, a Republican and retired Douglas County Sheriff's officer and farmer and rancher, will face Nancy Thellman, a Democrat and ordained [liberal] Presbyterianminister, in the 2nd District race.of course, vote for Brown too.

frank mcguinness 6 years, 6 months ago

You heard it here. It's all settled, bearded_gnome says Flory and Brown. Phewww It's a good thing I am a follower and don't have to think for myself and analyze the candidates. Time to go play. Rooster

Richard Heckler 6 years, 6 months ago

Nancy Thellman and Ken Grotewiel would be the better choices. They obviously are not connected to the real estate/Chamber/development crowd. Speculation has now been confirmed.Douglas County needs a ton of new fiscally responsible approaches.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 6 months ago

Unfortunately Reaganomics has permeated our local and state governments so this is the decade to not vote for republicans.Allowing local developers to control our city and county governments plus the planning commission = voodoo economics = fiscal irresponsibility = continued increase in fees and property taxes never ever going back to the normal COLA of 4% annually.

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