A primary for candidates for the Leavenworth City Commission will take place Aug. 1.
A primary for candidates for the Leavenworth City Commission will take place Aug. 1. There are three positions on the commission that are up for election this year. The primary will reduce the field of at-large candidates from 11 to six. Over the next several days, the Leavenworth Times will publish profiles of the 11 candidates. The series begins with profiles of three of the candidates.
Michael A Bogner
Occupation: Retired (civil service – Fort Leavenworth)
Political experience: Served on the Leavenworth Water Board (one term ended in 2015), serving on the Leavenworth Board of Zoning Appeals (over eight years), served on the Leavenworth Planning Commission (over 10 years), served on the Leavenworth Preservation Board (over eight years). Has a bachelor’s of science degree in architectural engineering from the University of Kansas and a bachelor’s of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas.
Todd O. Coulson
Occupation: Retired following a 31-year Army career. Currently a realtor
Political experience: Has never held an elected office due to military service. Has a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in international relations from Troy University in Alabama.
Political experience: None
Why are you running for City Commission?
Bogner: I have lived here all my life and am proud to call it my home. I have also been very active in the city over the past 12-15 years, serving on various appointed boards as well as an elected board. Since I have retired, I felt that I should try to do even more for my community. I would like very much to see if I can help our town grow and become a better place for families to live and work.
Coulson: I love the city of Leavenworth and think it is a wonderful place to live and…