Three Lawrence City Commission seats and five Lawrence school board seats were up for election.

Candidates who made it through the Aug. 1 primary were on the ballots for the general election, Tuesday, Nov. 7.

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2023 Election results

Final audited Lawrence City Commission election results

Final audited Lawrence school board election results

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Election guide and more

Meet the candidates:

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Lawrence City Commission candidates

In order of filing, these six candidates advanced to the Nov. 7 general election:

  • Amber Sellers (incumbent)
  • Dustin Stumblingbear
  • Mike Dever
  • Brad Finkeldei (incumbent)
  • Courtney Shipley (incumbent)
  • Justine O. Burton

All three incumbent city commissioners whose terms will expire filed for reelection.

Lawrence school board candidates

This year, the Lawrence school board election included four seats for candidates who will serve four-year terms, and one seat for candidates to serve out the unexpired two years of the term of Andrew Nussbaum, who resigned to move out of state. There was a primary election for the two-year term.

Running for four-year terms, in order of filing:

  • Rachel Stumblingbear
  • Anne Costello
  • Yolanda Franklin
  • Carole Cadue-Blackwood (incumbent)
  • Kevin Coronado
  • Edward (E.J.) Gonzales
  • Brandon Moore
  • Jody Meyer
  • GR Gordon-Ross (incumbent)

Candidates running for the two-year school board term, in order of filing:

  • Ariel Miner
  • Shannon Kimball (incumbent)
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