A current City Council member in Lansing has filed for another term.
A current City Council member in Lansing has filed for another term. Dave Trinkle Jr. has been one of the two representatives of Ward 1 since being appointed in 2000. In 2001, he ran and won a four-year term on the council. He was re-elected in 2005 and 2009. A lifelong resident of Lansing, Trinke said he had been going back and forth on whether to run for another term on the council. His constituents, he said, eventually convinced him. “Everybody was asking me to run,” he said. Trinkle represents the oldest part of the city, on the east of Kansas Highway 7 from Eisenhower Road to about East Mary Street, with the boundary line following neighborhood streets to the south southwest before stopping at 4-H Road. During his tenure on the council he has served on the parks and recreation advisory board and on the 2005 project team that oversaw the building of the city’s current multi-million-dollar wastewater treatment plant. The city also has a number of current, ongoing projects that Trinkle said he wants to be a part of. “We’ve got some things that I want to see through,” he said. According to City Clerk Amber McCullough, no other candidates had filed for Trinkle’s position as of Friday.