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Elections are an important opportunity for the citizens of Lawrence and Douglas County to express their constitutional rights to elect a representative that aligns with their personal objectives.  During the election season, the Chamber provides unbiased profiles of candidates for our members and the public to have greater insight into a candidates’ platform.

The Chamber is also committed to providing to the citizens of Lawrence and Douglas County contact information in order to reach their respective elected representatives.  A complete listing of current elected officials is outlined below.

Upcoming Elections: 2017

August 1, 2017: Primary Elections (City Commission)
November 7, 2017: General Elections (City Commission & School Board)
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City Officials

Lawrence City Commission
Meets On: Every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m., City Hall
Website: http://www.lawrenceks.org/commissioners

Mayor Leslie Soden
Position: Commissioner
Term Expires: 2019
Email: lsoden@lawrenceks.org

Vice-Mayor Stuart Boley
Position: Commissioner
Term Expires: 2019
Email: sboley@lawrenceks.org

Mike Amyx
Position: Commissioner
Term Expires: 2017
Email: mikeamyx515@hotmail.com

Matthew Herbert
Position: Commissioner
Term Expires: 2017
Email: matthewjherbert@gmail.com

Lisa Larsen
Position: Commissioner
Term Expires: 2017
Email: llarsen@lawrenceks.org

 

Lawrence Public School Board – U.S.D. 497
Meets On: 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 7:00 p.m., Education Support Distribution Center
Website: http://www.usd497.org/Domain/68

Kyle Hayden (Superintendent)
Email: khayden@usd497.org

Janice Dunn (Clerk of the Board)
Email: jdunn@usd497.org

Melissa Johnson
Term Expires: 2017
Email: mjohnson@usd497.org

Rick E Ingram
Term Expires: 2019
Email: ringram@usd497.org

Shannon Kimball
Term Expires: 2019
Email: skimball@usd497.org

Jessica Beeson
Term Expires: 2019
Email: jbeeson@usd497.org

Jill Fincher
Term Expires: 2019
Email: jfincher@usd497.org

Marcel J. Harmon
Term Expires: 2017
Email: mharmon@usd497.org

Vanessa Sanburn
Term Expires: 2017
Email: vsanburn@usd497.org

 

County Officials

County Commission
Meets On: Every Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., Douglas County Commission Room

County Commissioner, 1st District
Mike Gaughan (D)
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 856-1662
Website: https://www.douglascountyks.org/commission/commissioner-1st-district

County Commissioner, 2nd District (Chairman)
Nancy Thellman (D)
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 832-5328, (785) 832-5148
Website: https://www.douglascountyks.org/commission/commissioner-2nd-district

County Commissioner, 3rd District (Vice-Chairman)
Michelle Derusseau (R)
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Website: https://www.douglascountyks.org/commission/commissioner-3rd-district

County Departments

County Administrator
Craig Weinaug
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): 785-832-5268
Website: https://www.douglascountyks.org/depts/administration/county-administrator-craig-weinaug 

County Clerk
Jamie Shew (D)
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 832-5281
Website: http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/cl/cl_home.aspx

District Attorney
Charles Branson (D)
Address: 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 841-0211
Website: http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/da/da_home.aspx

Register of Deeds
Kay Pesnell (D)
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 832-5282
Website: http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/rd/rd_home.aspx

Sheriff
Ken McGovern (R)
Address: 111 E. 11th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 841-0007
Website: http://www.dgso.org/

Treasurer
Paula Gilchrist (D)
Address: 1100 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS 66044
Phone(s): (785) 832-5275
Website: http://www.douglas-county.com/depts/tr/tr_home.aspx

 

State Officials

Governor
Sam Brownback (R)
Term Expires: 2019
Address: State Capitol Building, 300 SW 10th Avenue, Ste. 212S, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-3232, 1-877-579-6757 (Toll-free), 1-800-766-3777 (Hearing Impaired)
Website: http://www.governor.ks.gov/

Secretary of State
Kris Kobach (R)
Term Expires: 2019
Address: Memorial Hall, 1st Floor, 120 S.W. 10th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Phone(s): (785) 296-4564
Website: http://www.kssos.org/

Attorney General
Derek Schmidt (R)
Term Expires: 2019
Address: Memorial Hall, 2nd Floor, 120 SW 10th Street, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-2215, 1-888-428-8436 (Toll-free)
Fax: (785) 296-6296
Website: http://www.ksag.org/

State Treasurer
Ron Estes (R)
Term Expires: 2019
Address: 900 SW Jackson, Suite 201, Topeka, KS 66612-1235
Phone(s): (785) 296-3171
Website: http://www.treasurer.state.ks.us/

Insurance Commissioner
Ken Selzer (R)
Term Expires: 2019
Address: 420 SW 9th Street, Topeka, KS 66612-1678
Phone(s): 785-296-3071, 1-800-432-2484 (Toll-free/In-state only)
Fax: (785) 296-7805
Website: http://www.ksinsurance.org/

State Representative, 10th District
John Wilson (D)
Address: Room 54-S, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-7652 (Topeka)
Website: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_wilson_john_1/

State Representative, 42nd District
Jim Karleskint (R)
Address: Room 167-N, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: 785 296-7683 (Topeka)
Website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2017_18/members/rep_karleskint_jim_1/

State Representative, 44th District
Barbara Ballard (D)
Address: Room 451-S, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-7697 (Topeka), (785) 841-0063 (Lawrence)
Website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/rep_ballard_barbara_1/

State Representative, 45th District
Tom Sloan (R)
Address: Room 149-S, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-7654 (Topeka), (785) 841-1526 (Lawrence)
Website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/rep_sloan_tom_1/

State Representative, 46th District
Dennis “Boog” Highberger (D)
Address: Room 174-W, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): 785-296-7122 (Topeka), 785-424-3262
Website: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/members/rep_highberger_dennis_1/

State Representative, 54th District
Ken Corbet (R)
Address: Room 179-N, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-7679 (Topeka)
Website: http://kslegislature.org/li/b2013_14/members/rep_corbet_ken_1/

State Senator, 2nd District
Marci Francisco (D)
Address: Room 134-E, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-7364 (Topeka), (785) 842-6402 (Lawrence)
Website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/sen_francisco_marci_1/

State Senator, 3rd District
Tom Holland (D)
Address: Room 134-E, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-7372 (Topeka), (785) 843-6949 (Lawrence)
Website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/sen_holland_tom_1/

State Senator, 19th District
Anthony Hensley (D)
Address: Room 318-E, State Capitol, Topeka, KS 66612
Phone(s): (785) 296-3245 (Topeka-work), (785) 232-1944 (Topeka-home)
Website: http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2011_12/year1/members/sen_hensley_anthony_1/

 

National Officials

 

U.S. Representative, 2nd District
Lynn Jenkins (R)
Address: 1122 Longworth HOB, Washington, D.C. 20515
Phone(s): (202) 225-6601
Fax: (202) 225-7986
Website: http://lynnjenkins.house.gov/

U.S. Senator
Jerry Moran (R)
Address: 4 Russell Courtyard, Washington, DC 20510
Phone(s): (202) 224-6521
Fax: (202) 228-1265
Website: http://moran.senate.gov/

U.S. Senator
Pat Roberts (R)
Address: 109 Hart Senate Office Building, Washington, DC 20510
Phone(s): (202) 224-4774
Fax: (202) 224-3514
Website: http://roberts.senate.gov/

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