With her two sons in tow Tuesday night, Kay Emerson talked with fellow candidates and campaign workers at the Douglas County clerk’s office, discussing next steps. One thing’s for certain: She’ll wear white — a symbol of women’s suffrage — when she’s sworn in.
As final ballots were counted Tuesday night, it became clear that Amber Sellers was securely in third place to win a seat on the Lawrence City Commission.
Though two incumbents in Lawrence’s elected offices held onto their seats Tuesday evening, there will be a number of fresh faces serving once two new city commissioners and two new school board members are sworn in.
Today, the voters of Lawrence will elect three city commissioners and three school board members.
Here’s a series of unsolicited reading recommendations for Lawrence City Commission and Lawrence school board candidates, based on favorite books they shared with the Times.
In between questions about economic issues in Lawrence, such as childcare, local purchasing policy, and the Downtown Master Plan, City Commission candidates explained what role they thought the commission should have in the business community in Wednesday’s forum, hosted by The Chamber of Lawrence.
Candidates for Lawrence school board defined their perceived roles in public education advocacy, budgeting, COVID-19 safety protocols, hiring, wage increases and grading the superintendent during the teachers union forum on Saturday.
A quick guide to why Lawrence city elections matter, how to register to vote fast, how to vote from your couch on your own time, and more. Tuesday, Oct. 12 is the deadline to register.
Lawrence City Commission candidates shared their ideas to make Lawrence more “climate resilient” during Thursday’s Douglas County Democrat forum.
The moderator of the Douglas County Democrats’ school board forum Wednesday asked the candidates to name the greatest successes and struggles in the district’s adaptations to the pandemic, and what values would guide their decision-making about safety policies.
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