A Local Student Has His Sights On A School Board Position

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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)-- A history teachers encouragement has led to a Kansas high schoolers hopes of a political career.

Chance Lammer is currently the only candidate running for a seat on the USD 450 School Board.

The Shawnee Heights High School junior says he would like to learn more about the political aspects of the position and will use a word-of-mouth campaign to get votes.

Lammer believes he has an advantage over other candidates because of his status as a student who experiences first-hand the issues he would have to tackle as a board member.

Filing deadline for school board candidates is January 22nd.