Butler County Times Gazette
  • Krause files for re-election to city commission

  • Shane Krause has filed for re-election to the El Dorado City Commission.
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  • Shane Krause has filed for re-election to the El Dorado City Commission.
    He has filed for position one on the commission.
    "The progress we've made in the last four years, I want to continue that," he said of why he decided to run again.
    He also said there are some things he wants to tweak and some he wants to make better, including Prairie Trails. He also wants to see the American Legion land be used properly.
    "I am interested in getting the Legion land developed," he said. "The city should be able to end their lease of the land."
    Another issue Krause wants to follow up on is the possibility of water sales.
    "I want to be involved in the growth out to the new middle school as well as help develop the old middle school for the best possible use," he said.
    He also wants to look at making changes in the city's relationship with the YMCA, wanting to start the dialogue to improve that relationship.
    In his first four years on the Commission, Krause has seen a lot of projects completed.
    One important project to him was the sports complex, having run as pro-stadium during the last election.
    He has enjoyed his time on the commission.
    "Being involved and knowing that my decision counts," he said. "Knowing what I did really counted to make positive changes in the city."
    Krause, who grew up in El Dorado, graduating from El Dorado High School and Butler Community College, moved back to El Dorado in 2003. He had lived in Denver, where he met his wife, Peggy. They lived there for 23 years and Krause worked in the commercial construction field, mostly as a project superintendent and project manager.
    He is employed at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital as a carpenter on their maintenance staff.
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