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These are some frequent questions I am asked in the community, by friends and family about my desire to serve. If you have questions of your own, I’m glad to answer!

Visit our Contact Us page and send me a message, and I will respond as soon as I can. Spencer

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Question: We see that in your day job you also are registered lobbyist. How is that good for the citizens of Topeka?

Answer: I’m proud of the work I have done as a lobbyist. The groups I have represented have been primarily small-to-mid size businesses, non-profits, cities and counties. I work closely with businesses and non-profits, and understand their needs. Our city must attract jobs and businesses to build a strong tax base, create safe streets and develop good quality of life. My history of working closely with business owners and non-profit groups keys me to their needs and allows me to create an environment in our city that helps them prosper.

I have traveled the state extensively, to nearly every county in the past several years and many cities. I have seen firsthand, and worked with some of communities, to see what tools and programs other communities in Kansas are using to retain and attract businesses and citizens. Some of the work they have done to improve quality of life is tremendously successful and we need to apply those efforts to Topeka. I have also traveled to other cities across the country, and seen the efforts they are using to improve their communities.

If elected to the City Council, rest assured, you will be my priority and I will use my skills on your behalf. I will always serve the interests of the City first, and not take on any clients that would create a conflict of interest.

 

Question: With so many issues to address in Topeka, where will you start?

Answer: There are many good things happening in Topeka. Individually, many groups and communities are working hard to improve our City. The City has funded downtown development initiatives and allocated sales tax funds to a variety of efforts around town. Those are wonderful.

But we must focus on job creation and business retention, roads and infrastructure, health and safety and community development. If we start there, we will see instant improvement in our City.

We need a more singular vision and direction that gives us focus and specific goals as a City. We need to start putting all the individuals pieces together into a cohesive vision, and it needs to be done with direct guidance from the citizens of Topeka.

 

Question: How are we going to find out your position on issues or what your initiatives are for Topeka?

Answer: Few simple ways:

  • Just ask! Go to the Contact page and send an email or give me a call. It may take a day or so to get back to you, but I will. And I will answer any question you ask.
  • Check this website often
  • Invite me to speak. If you have a group or club that you would like me to speak to, contact me and I will be there.
  • Follow me on Twitter and Instagram @SpencerLDuncan or Facebook at facebook.com/duncanfortopeka
  • Most important: Tell me what kind of elected official you think I should be. Nothing is more important that ensuring the voice of ALL Topekans is heard and represented. Initiatives will only be successful if they have the support of the citizens. Let’s work together to find out what initiatives are most important to you, and make things happen.

 


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