Substitute Teacher, Former Business Owner Makes Run for Council

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A third candidate has thrown his name in the mix for Topeka's 1st City Council district seat.

57-year old David Brown filed his paperwork Friday.

He's a substitute teacher for USD 501, permanently assigned this semester to Capital City School. He also previously owned two small businesses - a motorcycle shop in the Oakland neighborhood and the Kickstart Saloon on North Kansas Ave. He says he gave up his interest in those more than four years ago.

Brown says he's seeking the seat because he'd tired of council people advancing personal agendas rather than representing their constituents. He said he also wants to make sure all areas of the city get proper funding.

Karen Hiller and Shawn Leisinger also are seeking the seat currently held by Lana Kennedy, who hasn't announced her intentions yet.