Michelle De La Isla

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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka City Council approves tax incentives for Wheatfield VillageClear and Sylvia Ortiz cast dissenting votes, while Mayor Larry Wolgast, counci
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 7 days ago
Clear and Sylvia Ortiz cast dissenting votes, while Mayor Larry Wolgast, councilwomen Elaine Schwartz, Karen Hiller and Michelle De La Isla and councilmen Jeff Coen, Brendan Jensen and Tony Emerson approved the measures. Councilman Richard... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
In Topeka mayoral race, Democrats chose De La Isla while Republicans voted for DuncanMichelle De La Isla received more votes than Spencer Duncan in this past week’s
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 9 days ago
Michelle De La Isla received more votes than Spencer Duncan in this past week’s mayoral election in all six Topeka City Council districts where Democrats outnumber Republicans, while Duncan got more votes in all three districts where Republicans... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Spencer Crowl: Data is transparencythe shooting of Dominique — both mayoral candidates stated that they still don’
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 11 days ago
the shooting of Dominique — both mayoral candidates stated that they still don’t support independent citizen oversight. Michelle De La Isla said TPD “has done an extraordinary job reaching out to key community members” — it would seem the White... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Interim chief: Topeka police have community trust but must keep building relationshipsproviding the government services that we’re charged to do in the best way that
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 12 days ago
providing the government services that we’re charged to do in the best way that we can,” Trout said. Topeka’s Mayor-elect Michelle De La Isla said it was important to be compassionate and let people who have concerns over the shooting vent. “I... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Michelle De La Isla discusses matters linked to her election as mayorOne day after winning election as Topeka’s second female mayor, District 5 City
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
One day after winning election as Topeka’s second female mayor, District 5 City Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla talked Wednesday afternoon with The Capital-Journal. She said that when she takes office, she’ll “shatter glasses” by achieving... Read more
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Gulf News
A year after Trump, diversity has its dayEdward T. Johnson won the Helena mayoral election in 1873, according to Kate Ha
Gulf News / Posted 13 days ago
Edward T. Johnson won the Helena mayoral election in 1873, according to Kate Hampton of the Montana Historical Society.MICHELLE DE LA ISLAThe new mayor of Topeka, Kansas, Michelle De La Isla, took a difficult and winding journey to the Midwest... Read more
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Business Standard India
A year after Trump, women, minorities give groundbreaking wins to democratsHe works for the state as a child protection investigator and has been a member
Business Standard India / Posted 13 days ago
He works for the state as a child protection investigator and has been a member of the Navy Reserve for two decades. Michelle De La Isla The new mayor of Topeka, Kan., Michelle De La Isla, took a difficult and winding journey to the Midwest... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
De La Isla discusses matters linked to her election as mayorOne day after winning election as Topeka’s second female mayor, District 5 City
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
One day after winning election as Topeka’s second female mayor, District 5 City Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla talked Wednesday afternoon with The Capital-Journal. She said that when she takes office, she’ll “shatter glasses” by achieving... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Why Americans trust local governmentAfter the election on Tuesday, Topeka has a new mayor and three new city counci
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 13 days ago
After the election on Tuesday, Topeka has a new mayor and three new city council members. Michelle De La Isla defeated Spencer Duncan with 51.1 percent of the vote in the mayoral race, while Michael Lesser, Aaron Mays and Mike Padilla won in... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Three new members elected to Topeka City Councilfor Scott Bowman, and 332, or 18.3 percent, for Brett Daniel Kell. The seat has
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
for Scott Bowman, and 332, or 18.3 percent, for Brett Daniel Kell. The seat has been held since 2013 by Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla, who gave it up to run successfully for mayor. Mays defeated Joselito “Ping” Enriquez, getting 1,524... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
De La Isla narrowly defeats Duncan in nip-and-tuck mayoral raceMichelle De La Isla receives the news that she is Topeka’s next mayor Tuesday n
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Michelle De La Isla receives the news that she is Topeka’s next mayor Tuesday night at her watch party at Top of the Tower. (Thad Allton/The Capital-Journal) After learning that she would be Topeka’s next mayor, Michelle De La Isla thanks Anita and... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Race for Topeka mayor draws interest over other contestsTopeka voters on Tuesday appeared occupied with the city’s mayoral race even as
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Topeka voters on Tuesday appeared occupied with the city’s mayoral race even as many said candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan didn’t differ widely in their visions. In a contest that election commissioner Andrew Howell predicted would... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka, Shawnee County election resultsMichelle De La Isla: 1,586 Spencer Duncan: 1,383 Topeka City Council: Lanell
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 14 days ago
Michelle De La Isla: 1,586 Spencer Duncan: 1,383 Topeka City Council: Lanell Griffith: 49 Karen Hiller: 148 Janel Clay-Bills: 57 Sylvia Ortiz: 135 Scott Bowman: 82 Brett Kell: 39 Mike Padilla: 236 Joselito “Ping” Enriquez: 207 Aaron Mays:... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Vic Miller warns of secret meetings before Topeka City Council goes to executive session to discuss proposed Wheatfield Village projectrelated to contract negotiations regarding Wheatfield Village. Mayor Larry Wol
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
related to contract negotiations regarding Wheatfield Village. Mayor Larry Wolgast and council members Karen Hiller, Michelle De La Isla, Brendan Jensen, Elaine Schwartz and Jeff Coen voted in favor of holding the 60-minute executive session.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka governing body discusses proposed Wheatfield Village project in executive sessionrelated to contract negotiations regarding Wheatfield Village. Mayor Larry Wol
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
related to contract negotiations regarding Wheatfield Village. Mayor Larry Wolgast and council members Karen Hiller, Michelle De La Isla, Brendan Jensen, Elaine Schwartz and Jeff Coen voted in favor of holding the 60-minute executive session.... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Shawnee County commissioners mull what to do with project bid that neglected to include $4,500 in costsDuncan has stressed that he intends, if elected, to work full-time as mayor whi
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 15 days ago
Duncan has stressed that he intends, if elected, to work full-time as mayor while his opponent, Topeka City Councilwoman Michelle De La Isla, intends to keep her full-time position as diversity and inclusion representative for Westar... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Bob Beatty: Topeka mayoral campaign rejects TrumpishnessJoan Wagnon (1997-2001) and Bill Bunten (2005-2013) — asked questions of the tw
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 19 days ago
Joan Wagnon (1997-2001) and Bill Bunten (2005-2013) — asked questions of the two mayoral candidates, Spencer Duncan and Michelle De La Isla. It was a debate sponsored by the young professionals group FORGE, televised live by KSNT-TV and covered... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
District 5 Topeka City Council candidates address crime, other issues in live blogprevented the one other District 5 candidate, Michael Padilla, from taking part
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 22 days ago
prevented the one other District 5 candidate, Michael Padilla, from taking part. District 5 is currently represented by Michelle De La Isla, who is giving up her council seat to run for mayor. Capital-Journal opinion editor Matt Johnson... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
LGBTQ equality report scores Topeka below national averageI truly believe that most Topekans are loving and inclusive. We deserve to be r
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 23 days ago
I truly believe that most Topekans are loving and inclusive. We deserve to be represented as such.” Mayoral candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan agreed that inclusivity is an important issue for the community. Duncan said it was... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
2017 voters guide: Michelle De La Isla bioMichelle De La Isla, right, was born in New York, and moved as a child to Puert
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
Michelle De La Isla, right, was born in New York, and moved as a child to Puerto Rico with her mother and brother when her mother fled for safety to live with her parents. Spencer Duncan, left, was born and raised in Topeka, attending McEachron... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
2017 voters guide: Spencer Duncan bioMichelle De La Isla, left, was born in New York, and moved as a child to Puerto
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 24 days ago
Michelle De La Isla, left, was born in New York, and moved as a child to Puerto Rico with her mother and brother when her mother fled for safety to live with her parents. Spencer Duncan, right, was born and raised in Topeka, attending McEachron... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Topeka mayoral candidates Duncan, De La Isla cover wide range of issues in online forumTopeka mayoral candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan answered quest
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 25 days ago
Topeka mayoral candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan answered questions for about an hour on a variety of topics Friday afternoon in an online live blog that took place at The Topeka Capital-Journal. The questions and answers ranged from... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
LIVE BLOG: Join us for a conversation with Topeka’s mayor candidates, ask a questionTopeka mayoral candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan at noon Friday
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 26 days ago
Topeka mayoral candidates Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan at noon Friday will come to The Capital-Journal for an online forum to answer the public’s questions. Topeka Capital-Journal opinion editor Matt Johnson will moderate the online live... Read more
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The Topeka Capital-Journal
Current, former mayors pose questions to Topeka’s mayoral candidates at Wednesday forumcandidates questions during a forum hosted by Forge Your Future. Doug Wright,
The Topeka Capital-Journal / Posted 27 days ago
candidates questions during a forum hosted by Forge Your Future. Doug Wright, who was mayor from 1983 to 1989, asked Michelle De La Isla and Spencer Duncan what proposals they have for the Kansas Legislature that would benefit Topeka. De La... Read more

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