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Tim Bruce (N) Small Business Owner

Biographical Information

Personal Biography I was born and raised in Lawrence. My wife, Ami and I moved to Eudora in 2011. We have two boys that are 13 and 11, and a daughter that is 5. They all attend Eudora Schools. I own a construction company that I started in 2009 and moved the business to Eudora in 2012. My wife works for the Eudora Chamber of Commerce. My family loves this community and is very invested in it's future. I have been a commissioner since 2015. I think I can continue to bring value to the my position.
Campaign Phone (785) 840-4258
Campaign Email tbruce@cityofeudoraks.gov
Education Some College
Community/Public Service Current Eudora City Commission, Past President of Eudora Chamber of Commerce
Address 1118 Cherry St
CampaignPhone 7858404258

What do you think is expected of as a commissioner/board member?

The expectations for my roll as a city commissioner are to help make the most responsible decisions for the community. In order to do that I need input from both the City staff and the citizens of Eudora. As part of the commission we are responsible for the planing of future growth, infrastructure and policy. Also doing our best to make sure the current needs are met. In a situation where a current need cannot be fulfilled then it is our responsibility as a commission to get innovative and find a solution.

What role your think policy plays in the functioning of your position?

Policy is a key part of the leadership that is required for a city commissioner. Without having your own principles and direction there is no way effective lead the community to a better tomorrow, next month, next year, next decade and beyond. The policies we set now have last effect on the community. If they are not carefully thought out and clearly defined they will not have a positive impact on the future of our community.

What kind of relationship should a board member or commissioner have with the community (including parents and families)?

As a City Commissioner my relationship with community is to listen to all vested parties and move the community in a direction that best fits the beliefs and needs of the community as a whole.

What responsibilities do board members/commissioners have in regards to advocacy?

As a city commissioner in a community like ours advocacy is a key part of the position. Unfortunately a majority of our population is under informed of current issues at the local level. Continuing to promote the current initiatives to make sure the that anyone that wants too, has the ability to speak up and be heard.

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Ruth E. Hughs (N) Retired

Biographical Information

Personal Biography I was a public educator for 42 years. I have served on the Eudora City Commission since 2010.
Campaign Phone (785) 542-3199
Campaign Email Rhughs@cityofeudoraks.gov
Education BA-Education
Community/Public Service Commissioner Eudora Park and Rec. Foundation board member Eudora Seniors Foundation board member

What do you think is expected of as a commissioner/board member?

To make policy decisions that will help Eudora grow sustainably and family friendly. To listen to the citizens who elect me and be a promoter of Eudora. To be actively involved in the community and interact with the citizens.

What role your think policy plays in the functioning of your position?

I believe that policy making is a huge part of my job. It is important that all policy changes or additions be thoroughly vetted to make sure the changes will improve the lives of Eudorians, and not be a burden.

What kind of relationship should a board member or commissioner have with the community (including parents and families)?

My job as a commissioner is to be available to the citizens of Eudora. I believe that it is important to listen respectfully and work to be a problem solver.

What responsibilities do board members/commissioners have in regards to advocacy?

I think my job is to be an advocate for all citizens in Eudora. I believe that no one group of residents should have more clout than another group. Children and seniors, and those in between, should all have equal access to resources that the city provides.

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Peter Latta (N)

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Roberta Lehmann (N)

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Rex Tedrow (N) Platinum Realty agent.

Biographical Information

Personal Biography I have lived in the Lawrence, Lenexa, Eudora area my whole life. I moved to Eudora 3 years ago to jump start the Wakarusa Ridge Estates subdivision in Eudora which my family started in 2002. My wife and I fell in love with the City and are so glad we made the decision to move here. I have been involved in property management and real estate for many years. I have two grown kids two grandkids, 4 step grandkids in the Eudora area. My wife was a teacher in the Olathe school district for over 30yrs
Campaign Phone (785) 393-0202
Campaign Email Rextedrow@yahoo.com
Education Lawrence High School grad, Graduate of the University Kansas
Community/Public Service Former board member of the Lawrence Aquahawks, and the Red Cross.
CampaignPhone 785-393-0202

What do you think is expected of as a commissioner/board member?

All commissioners should be able to listen to all members of the community in a professional, courteous manner. Commissioners should expect to attend all commission meetings and be available at outside events, in the city, as much as possible. Commissioners should be informed on the topics before the city. This includes all decisions on upcoming votes. Commissioners should allocate adequate time to explore solutions to city problems that may have been solved in other communities.

What role your think policy plays in the functioning of your position?

I’m an independent thinker who will listen and try to understand all problems that pertains to the City of Eudora. I am concerned about the future of the city infrastructure and the possible tax problems that I believe will occur if Commissions are only looking for short term answers.

What kind of relationship should a board member or commissioner have with the community (including parents and families)?

Most importantly commissioners have to be available to the community. I believe I have that availability. I may not always agree with a community member or board member, but I do listen and that is the relationship I want to have.

What responsibilities do board members/commissioners have in regards to advocacy?

Responsibility of Board members include being good advocates for the City. Being involved in civic events is important. Being positive is always a plus.