Council: Some Lasting Impressions

We hoped Tuesday's turnout would exceed 30%, what with the controversial sales tax hike for Topeka, and some fairly captivating council races.  The council's still in the process of being re-made, after criticism that its split down the middle is hampering progress for Topeka.  As we come to the end of a long campaign for all, here are some personal thoughts on the people we met along the way.

Randall Trackwell, Jason Dabney:  Don't run for mayor unless you're serious about it.

Bob Percival, David Brown:  Don't run for council unless you're serious about it.

Jon-Wesley O'Hara: Charisma with a ponytail?  He's running again in 2011 in District 4.

Karen Hiller, Larry Wolgast:   You won't find anyone with better community resumes than these new council members.  Enjoy Tuesday night.. you've earned it.

Lisa Stubbs:  If she's a winner Friday in District 7, I think she'll consider a run for mayor.

Bob Archer:  If he's not the winner in District 7, he could qualify as a well-trained team building city manager.

Ellen Ross:  She's a good lady, lots of fun.

Roy Groves:  One hell of a storyteller.

Richard Harmon:  Happy he faced only a minor challenge to retain his seat.  Now he's the only lawyer on the council.

Bill Bunten:  Mayor, I said it at 4 and will say it again.  We hope to cover your 100th birthday party, and best wishes as our mayor until you're 83, or beyond.

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