Jill Bronaugh, a former assistant to Gov.
, 36, of 1280 S.W. Lakeside Drive, said in a news release Tuesday that she
will officially announce her
candidacy at 11:30 a.m. today at City Hall, 215 S.E. 7th.
District 6: Jill Bronaugh
, Fred Gatlin
Official announcements of their candidacies are planned today by Bronaugh
and Thursday by Dunn.
"We need people on the city council who will make progressive decisions when it comes to the future of our city," Bronaugh
...Bronaugh, who works as communications officer for the Washburn Endowment Association, is making her first run for public office.She
formerly was a constituent services liaison for Graves
and a freelance communications specialist.
"My extensive background in marketing and communications and work in the trenches of government with constituents during the Graves
administration prepared me to be a responsive and accountable councilwoman," she
said.Bronaugh graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida and was a sports reporter for the St. Augustine Record in St. Augustine, Fla., before moving to Topeka close to 10 years ago.