Monday, January 28, 2013


Publisher's Note: With the Wyandotte County elections on the horizon, one of the things we want to do is provide as much biographical information as possible. Obviously, it's great to receive press releases and information about candidates. Here's an example of what a typical release could look like. If candidates are interested in providing information, contact me at or Releases are free of charge, but we'll soon be offering paid advertising opportunities as well. Thanks!

Below is information on James Connelly, who's running for the Unified Government Board of Commissioners District 1 position.
James Connelly announced his candidacy to run for the District One County Commissioner in Wyandotte County, Kan. 

The primary election will be held Feb. 26, 2013 to be followed by the general election on April 2, 2013. 

“There are a number of issues that I would like to focus on as Commissioner, such as economic/job development, a strategic housing plan and senior citizens and youth services," Connelly said.

Connelly is currently serving on the Wyandotte County Human Relations Board, was elected as a Democratic Precinct Committee Member, President of the Wyandotte County African American Caucus as well as President of the Johnson County NAACP.

Connelly played a significant role in the Obama 2008 presidential campaign, serving as a field organizer in the states of Kansas, Missouri and Iowa.

“I have been an integral part of this community, I have raised a family here," he said. "My daughters attended and graduated from local schools. I care about this community deeply and I am committed to ensuring that the citizens of Wyandotte County’s District One continue to be represented effectively.

In the 2013 campaign, Connelly will be going after the seat formerly held by former Commissioner Nathan Barnes. 

Connelly maintains that, “with the recent commercial developments of the Hollywood Casino, Legends Shopping District and the NASCAR racing venue, Wyandotte County has become the largest tourist destination in the State of Kansas while generating revenue for the County."

My campaign is intended to build on that success and to ensure that all residents especially citizens in district one receive its fair share of revenue anticipated by the County.