Sunday, February 18, 2007

Kansas Equality PAC endorses three candidates for Lawrence City Commission

By Diane Silver

On the recommendation of its Lawrence members, Kansas Equality PAC has endorsed candidates for the upcoming City Commission election. The endorsed candidates are:
  • Carey Maynard-Moody
  • David Schauner
  • Boog Highberger
The Feb. 27 primary and April 3 general election are particularly important for Lawrence voters who want fairness for local lesbian and gay families.

The new commissioners will probably be the ones who decide on the proposed domestic partner registry. Although merely a list of names, the registry will help both same-sex and heterosexual partners access health insurance and other benefits from some employers.

It's important for anyone who believes in fairness to support and vote for Maynard-Moody, Schauner and Highberger.

Here are some key dates in the upcoming election. By the way, advance voting has already begun.

February 26, 2007
Advance voting closes (12 noon)

February 27, 2007

March 14, 2007
Advance voting begins for the general election

March 19, 2007
Registration books close - last day to register

April 2, 2007
Advance voting closes (12 noon)

April 3, 2007


Mike said...

Do you know what the position of the other candidates (besides those three) for city commission are on the domestic partner registry?

Diane Silver said...

Hi Mike!

As I understand it, Lawrence people talked to all the other candidates, who either opposed the registry or attempted to evade the question. That kind of non-answer answer tells me that a candidate can't be depended on to support us in a vote.

However, I did not personally interview the candidates. If you, a candidate or someone else has different information, PLEASE post!

Many thanks.