These are some frequent questions I am asked in the community about my desire to serve. If you have questions of your own, I’m glad to answer!
Visit the 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 communities, to see what tools and programs others 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.Rest assured, you are my priority and I 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.
I also always recuse myself on any issue which might conflict with my day job and be very open with you about that conflict, if one arises.
Question: How do we 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.