Topeka Politics

Topeka Politics

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Mayor - Bill Bunten

Website: http://www.topeka.org/mayor/

Street address: 215 SE 7th, Room 352 Topeka, KS 66603-3914

Email: bbunten@topeka.org

Phone: 785-368-3895

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/topekaks

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/cityoftopeka

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/CityofTopekaKS

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City Manager - Marc D. Dashield

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City Clerk - Brenda Younger

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Commissioner - Vic Miller

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Commissioner - Theodore Ensley

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Commissioner - Shelly Buhler

Tom Vlach, public works director, will present the update when Commissioners Kevin Cook, Shelly Buhler and Bob Archer meet at 9 a.m. Thursday in Room B-11 of the county courthouse, 200 S.E. 7th. Information about the presentation was not available Tuesday, but Vlach has given frequent updates on the condition of the structurally deficient bridge for months.
A divided Shawnee County Commission agreed Monday to accept $54,170 in "Ebola Supplemental Funding" to continue to improve regional preparedness and response capabilities for addressing public health and bioterrorism events. Commissioners voted 2-1 to accept the funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, with Kevin Cook and Shelly Buhler voting in favor while Bob Archer dissented.
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Council Member - Jack Woelfel

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Council Member - Deborah Swank

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Council Member - John Alcala

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Council Member - Brett Blackburn

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Council Member - Lana Kennedy

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Council Member - Sylvia Ortiz

Topeka governing body members terminated the East Gate Tax Increment Financing District Tuesday evening, though Mayor Larry Wolgast and City Councilwoman Sylvia Ortiz praised the improvements it brought East Topeka. "What they've done has enhanced that area," said Ortiz, who represents the area involved.
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Council Member - Richard Harmon

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Council Member - Jeff Preisner

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Council Member - Bill Haynes

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County Clerk - Cyndi "Cindy" Beck

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Register of Deeds - Marilyn L. Nichols

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Representative - Lynn Jenkins

Party: Republican

U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins made reference to the case of a young Topeka man indicted on terrorism charges Wednesday in making the case for legislation allowing military officers to carry weapons at recruiting centers. "Last week, there was a horrific act of terror in Tennessee.
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Representative - Tim Huelskamp

Party: Republican

A former staffer for U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp has been sentenced to 12 months in prison in a Kansas child- sex case.
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State Representative - Mike Burgess

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Joe Patton

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Annie Tietze

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Harold Lane

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Annie Kuether

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Richard Carlson

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Ramon Gonzalez

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Lana Gordon

Party: Republican

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State Representative - Sean Gatewood

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Ann Mah

Party: Democratic

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State Representative - Rocky Fund

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Vicki Schmidt

Party: Republican

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State Senator - Anthony Hensley

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Tom Holland

Party: Democratic

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State Senator - Laura Kelly

Party: Democratic

Members of the Senate's budget committee, including, Sen. Jim Denning, R-Overland Park, left, Sen. Ty Masterson, R-Andover, committee chairman and Sen. Laura Kelly, D-Topeka, held a hearing Monday, May, 18, 2015, on a bill apparently drafted by the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback to eliminate the Kansas Bioscience Authority, the state's leading venture capital organization. TOPEKA, Kan.
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State Senator - Dennis Pyle

Party: Republican

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