Monday, October 12, 2009

Lehman First Board Applicant

Lehman Files Board Application

Former supervisor Mike Lehman is the first official applicant for the Johnson County Board of Supervisors vacancy created by Larry Meyers' death.

Lehman was elected in 1998 and re-elected with no opposition in 2002, but lost to Meyers in the 2006 Democratic primary. The Newport Road issue was the hot button; Lehman voted to expand the road, but Newport Road resident Meyers opposed it. Meyers' election flipped the Board from a 3-2 majority in favor ow widening Newport Road to 3-2 opposed.

While she hasn't formally applied yet, Janelle Rettig has also announced her intention to do so. Rettig was already running for the Democratic nomination to the Board in next June's primary before Meyers' death.

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