2009 Elections

Two upgrades to CR 1055 listed on Douglas County CIP for 2014-2018
March 12, 2014
The Douglas County Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a 2014-18 capital improvement plan, a rolling five-year playbook for construction and renovation projects in the county.
Voters to decide on sales tax Tuesday
October 29, 2009
Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew is expecting about 500 Baldwin City voters to decide the outcome of Tuesday’s special election regarding two sales tax questions on the ballot.
Vote canvass doesn’t change election outcomes
April 10, 2009
The addition of provisional ballots Friday didn’t change any of the outcomes from the Baldwin City Council, mayor and Baldwin School Board races from Tuesday’s elections
Voters choose Wagner as mayor; Plumberg, Farmer to Baldwin City Council
12:08 a.m., April 9, 2009 Updated 10:36 a.m.
Baldwin City will have a new mayor, Ken Wagner, two new city council members, Bonnie Plumberg and Tom Farmer, and three returning school board members after voters went to the polls Tuesday.
Wagner wins mayor’s race; Plumberg, Farmer gain council seats
07:52 p.m., April 7, 2009 Updated 06:57 a.m.
With all of the vote counted, Ken Wagner won the race for Baldwin City mayor with 422 votes, followed by George McCrary with 231 and incumbent Gary Walbridge with 124. The city council race finals are: Bonnie Plumberg, 359; Tom Farmer, 265; Chris Nichols, 258; Russ Gill, 242; and Ric Gere, 206.
Voting is over; some polling places reach 20 percent turnout
09:34 a.m., April 7, 2009 Updated 07:15 p.m.
A steady stream of voters showed up to the polls for Tuesday’s election in Baldwin City and Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew’s initial prediction of 20 percent turnout occurred in at least one polling place.
Tuesday election draws interest
April 2, 2009
Tuesday’s elections for Baldwin City Council and mayor have caught the eye of Douglas County Clerk Jamie Shew. He’s predicting a higher than normal turnout.
Advanced voting will be available Saturday at library
March 30, 2009
Voters in the Baldwin City area will be able to cast their ballots earlier than April 7. The Douglas County Clerk’s office will offer advance voting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Baldwin City Public Library
Big turnout for city council, mayoral candidate forum
02:36 p.m., March 26, 2009 Updated 01:51 p.m.
A packed house on the Baker University campus listened to the eight candidates for Baldwin City Council and mayor sing a similar tune – in these difficult times, do more with less.
City Council candidate: Tom Farmer
March 19, 2009
Name: Tom Farmer Occupation: Quality assurance supervisor
City Council candidate: Ric Gere
March 19, 2009
Name: Ric Gere Occupation: I am employed by the City of Olathe, Municipal Services Department and also own and manage Hickory Creek located downtown Baldwin City
City Council candidate: Russ Gill
March 19, 2009
Name: Russ Gill Occupation: Network Administrators
City Council candidate: Chris Nichols
March 19, 2009
Name: Chris Nichols Occupation: Business owner – Architecture/Construction
City Council candidate: Bonnie Plumberg
March 19, 2009
Name: Bonnie Plumberg Occupation: Coffee Bar Owner
April election drawing ever close
March 12, 2009
With less than a month before the April 7 election that could change the face of the Baldwin City Council, interest in the race has started to build. One only has to look at the signs for candidates popping up even more around town and accusations of them being removed. Yes, there’s a race here after all.

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